Undergraduate Interns 2009

Undergraduate Intern Advisors
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Mosqueda, Martha

Mosqueda, Martha (Advisor)

Martha Mosqueda is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Nutritional Sciences. She works with Nobuko (Kay) Hongu from Nutritional Sciences conducting research on "Inducing Physical Activity in Adolescents using Earth Science Data and Technology ."

Email Martha: mosqueda AT email DOT arizona DOT edu

Rheinheimer, Paul

Rheinheimer, Paul (Advisor)

Paul Rheinheimer is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Chemical Engineering. He works with Eric Betterton from Atmospheric Sciences conducting research on "Mine tailings dust characterization."

Email Paul: prhein AT email DOT arizona DOT edu

Riggs, Adriana

Riggs, Adriana (Advisor)

Adriana Riggs is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Mathematics. She works with Richard Greenberg from Planetary Sciences conducting research on "Topography of Europa ."

Email Adriana: ariggs AT email DOT arizona DOT edu

Stephens, Kyle

Stephens, Kyle (Advisor)

Kyle Stephens is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Engineering. He works with Michael LLoyd-Hart from Steward Observatory conducting research on "Large Binocular Telescope Laser Guide Star."

Email Kyle: kyle824 AT email DOT arizona DOT edu

Werchan, Felicia

Werchan, Felicia (Advisor)

Felicia Werchan is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Mathematics. She works with Dennis Zaritsky from Astronomy conducting research on "Star Clusters in the Large Magellanic Cloud."

Email Felicia: fwerchan AT email DOT arizona DOT edu

Withers, Kyle

Withers, Kyle (Advisor)

Kyle Withers is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Physics and Math. He works with James Callegary from US Geological Survey conducting research on "Hydrologic Characterization of the Willcox and Douglas Basins."

Email Kyle: quantumk AT email DOT arizona DOT edu

Undergraduate Research Interns
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Ahern, Jeffery

Ahern, Jeffery

Jeffery Ahern is a University of Arizona student majoring in Computer Science. He works with Edward Beshore from Lunar and Planetary Laboratory conducting research on "Catalina Sky Survey."

Balagopal, Tulika

Balagopal, Tulika

Tulika Balagopal is a University of Arizona student majoring in Biosystems Engineering. She works with Christopher Choi from Biosystems Engineering conducting research on "Sustainable and Resilient Water Distribution Systems."

Balthazar, Michael

Balthazar, Michael

Michael Balthazar is a University of Arizona student majoring in Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering. He works with Hermann Fasel from Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering conducting research on "Dynamically scaled model flight research."

Chu, Wesley

Chu, Wesley

Wesley Chu is a University of Arizona student majoring in Math and Electrical Engineering. He works with Janet Wang from Electrical and Computer Engineering conducting research on "Self-power self-healing Resilien circuit design for Space Ship."

Contreras, Cristina

Contreras, Cristina

Cristina Contreras is a University of Arizona student majoring in chemistry. She works with Henry Hall from Chemistry conducting research on "Liquid Crystal Polymer Synthesis."

Craig, Stephanie

Craig, Stephanie

Stephanie Craig is a University of Arizona student majoring in Mathematics. She works with Alfred McEwen from Planetary Sciences conducting research on "New lunar impact craters."

Davies, Joy

Davies, Joy

Joy Davies is a University of Arizona student majoring in Humanities. She works with Barron Orr from Office of Arid Lands Studies conducting research on "Characterizing Environmental Changes in the San Simon Watershed."

Englert, Jon

Englert, Jon

Jon Englert is a University of Arizona student majoring in Mathematics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. He works with Anthony Muscat from Chemical & Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Nanomaterial Composites Synthesized using Supercritical CO2."

Fiedler, Andrew

Fiedler, Andrew

Andrew Fiedler is a University of Arizona student majoring in Physics and Astronomy. He works with Eiichi Egami from Steward Observatory conducting research on "X-ray/Infrared Investigation of Galaxy Cluster Cooling Flows."

Friedman, Ian

Friedman, Ian

Ian Friedman is a University of Arizona student majoring in Journalism. He works with Leslie Newell from Arizona Daily Star conducting research on "NASA Space Grant News-Writing Position."

Garcia, Denise

Garcia, Denise

Denise Garcia is a University of Arizona student majoring in University College. She works with Barron Orr from Office of Arid Lands Studies conducting research on "Characterizing Environmental Changes in the San Simon Watershed."

Geshell, Kenneth

Geshell, Kenneth

Kenneth Geshell is a University of Arizona student majoring in Biosystems Engineering. He works with Jeong-Yeol Yoon from Biosystems Engineering conducting research on "Real-time, portable biosensor for E. coli."

Gladwin, Amy

Gladwin, Amy

Amy Gladwin is a Pima Community College student majoring in Physics and Mathematics. She works with Anthony Pitucco from Physics conducting research on "The High Altitude Student Platform (HASP)."

Hedayati, Riaz

Hedayati, Riaz

Riaz Hedayati is a University of Arizona student majoring in Economics. He works with Chandra Holifield Collins from USDA-ARS SWRC conducting research on "Assessment of spatial metrics to determine rangeland degradation."

Huizar, Luis

Huizar, Luis

Luis Huizar is a University of Arizona student majoring in Chemistry. He works with Kevin Lansey from Civil Engineering conducting research on "Impact of Climatic Variability on Sustainability of the Upper San Pedro River."

Iuzzolino, Michael

Iuzzolino, Michael

Michael Iuzzolino is a Pima Community College student majoring in Engineering. He works with Denise Meeks from Science conducting research on "Visual Celestial Catalog of the Southern Hemisphere Sky."

Justice, Maxwell

Justice, Maxwell

Maxwell Justice is a University of Arizona student majoring in Mining Engineering. He works with Susan Moran from USDA-ARS SWRC conducting research on "Data Assimilation in Crop Growth Models."

Kozak, Peter

Kozak, Peter

Peter Kozak is a University of Arizona & Pima Community College student majoring in Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering. He works with Michael Sampogna from Physics conducting research on "Solar Constant Measurement."

Landau, Katheryn

Landau, Katheryn

Katheryn Landau is a University of Arizona student majoring in Soil, Water, and Environmental Science. She works with Wim Van Leeuwen from Office of Arid Lands Studies & Geography conducting research on "Remote sensing and flowering phenology of the Santa Catalina Mountains ."

Larsen, Jenna

Larsen, Jenna

Jenna Larsen is a University of Arizona student majoring in Nutritional Sciences. She works with Nobuko (Kay) Hongu from Nutritional Sciences conducting research on "Stealth Health: Integrating Geospatial Technology, Mobile Phones, and Online Social Networking to Promote Physical Activity (2-Rosalie Thornton)."

Lownsbury, James

Lownsbury, James

James Lownsbury is a University of Arizona student majoring in Chemical & Environmental Engineering. He works with Paul Blowers from Chemical & Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Evaluation of Technology Innovations for Improved Environmental Performance."

Lyons, Michael

Lyons, Michael

Michael Lyons is a University of Arizona student majoring in Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering. He works with Christie Iacomini from Paragon SDC conducting research on "Design and Construction of Test for MTSA Subassembly Prototype Demonstration."

McFarland, Phillip

McFarland, Phillip

Phillip McFarland is a University of Arizona student majoring in Mining and Metallurgy. He works with Jeff Kennedy from US Geological Survey conducting research on "Expanding the USGS stream gaging network with wireless sensor networks."

Meyer, A. Steven

Meyer, A. Steven

A. Steven Meyer is a University of Arizona student majoring in Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering. He works with Hermann Fasel from Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering conducting research on "Dynamically scaled model flight research."

Miles, Alexander

Miles, Alexander

Alexander Miles is a University of Arizona student majoring in Materials Science and Engineering. He works with Robert Erdmann from Materials Science and Engineering conducting research on "Modeling of Directional Solidification for NASA/ESA Experiments Aboard the International Space Station."

Miller, Stephen

Miller, Stephen

Stephen Miller is a University of Arizona student majoring in Journalism. He works with Lisa Graumlich from School of Natural Resources and the Environment conducting research on "Communicating science of sustainability ."

Miramontez, Alexander

Miramontez, Alexander

Alexander Miramontez is a University of Arizona student majoring in System & Industrial Engineering. He works with Guzin Bayraksan from Systems and Industrial Engineering conducting research on "Water Reuse Network Design."

Montemayor, Karla

Montemayor, Karla

Karla Montemayor is a University of Arizona student majoring in Chemical Engineering, Mathematics. She works with Wendell Ela from Chemical & Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Desalination by Looped Ion Exchange and Reverse Osmosis."

Munoz, Ramon

Munoz, Ramon

Ramon Munoz is a University of Arizona student majoring in Biosystems Engr.. He works with Jayan Thomas from Optical Sciences conducting research on "Development of Nanoimprinted Solar Cells."

Patel, Deepa

Patel, Deepa

Deepa Patel is a University of Arizona student majoring in Biosystems Engineering. She works with Jeong-Yeol Yoon from Biosystems Engineering conducting research on "Real-time, portable biosensor for E. coli."

Phelps, Gregory

Phelps, Gregory

Gregory Phelps is a University of Arizona student majoring in Physics & Mathematics. He works with Pierre Meystre from Optics/Physics/Biosphere 2 conducting research on "Dynamics of cooling of suspended mirrors in cavity optomechanics."

Pruden, Chris

Pruden, Chris

Chris Pruden is a University of Arizona student majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies . He works with Grant Casady from Office of Arid Lands Studies conducting research on "Assessing Winter Annual Response to Climate Using Time-Series Remote Sensing."

Reed, Rebecca

Reed, Rebecca

Rebecca Reed is a University of Arizona student majoring in Physiology. She works with Nobuko (Kay) Hongu from Nutritional Sciences conducting research on "Stealth Health: Integrating Geospatial Technology, Mobile Phones, and Online Social Networking to Promote Physical Activity."

Rine, Kyle

Rine, Kyle

Kyle Rine is a University of Arizona student majoring in Physics. He works with Eric Betterton from Atmospheric Sciences conducting research on "Characterization of Mine Tailings Dust."

Ross, Otto

Ross, Otto

Otto Ross is a University of Arizona student majoring in Journalism and Social/Behavioral Sciences. He works with Leslie Newell from Arizona Daily Star conducting research on "NASA Space Grant News-Writing Position."

Saliba, Peter

Saliba, Peter

Peter Saliba is a University of Arizona & Pima Community College student majoring in Physics. He works with Michael Sampogna from Physics conducting research on "Solar Constant Measurement."

Sanchez, Daniel

Sanchez, Daniel

Daniel Sanchez is a University of Arizona student majoring in Chemistry. He works with Steve Kukolich from Chemistry conducting research on "Microwave Spectroscopy and Molecular Structure."

Schmeltzer, Ashley

Schmeltzer, Ashley

Ashley Schmeltzer is a University of Arizona student majoring in IDS/IS. She works with Jake Weltzin from Office of Arid Lands Studies conducting research on "Rescuing historic datasets to better understand impacts of climate change on natural ecological systems."

Schwarz, Kamber

Schwarz, Kamber

Kamber Schwarz is a University of Arizona student majoring in Astronomy/ Physics. She works with Yancy Shirley from Astronomy conducting research on "Identifying the Youngest Protostars."

Speight, Garland

Speight, Garland

Garland Speight is a University of Arizona student majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He works with Grant Anderson from Paragon SDC conducting research on "Operational Upgrade of the ECLSS Human Rating facility."

Stefferson, Michael

Stefferson, Michael

Michael Stefferson is a University of Arizona student majoring in Chemistry/Physics. He works with Elliott Cheu from Physics conducting research on "LSST Weak Lensing."

Steiner, Vincent

Steiner, Vincent

Vincent Steiner is a University of Arizona student majoring in Civil Engineering. He works with Jennifer Duan from Civil Engineering conducting research on "Flow and Sediment Transport around Spur Dikes."

Thornton, Rosalie

Thornton, Rosalie

Rosalie Thornton is a University of Arizona student majoring in Nutritional Sciences. She works with Nobuko (Kay) Hongu from Nutritional Sciences conducting research on "Stealth Health: Integrating Geospatial Technology, Mobile Phones, and Online Social Networking to Promote Physical Activity."

Whitley, Daniel

Whitley, Daniel

Daniel Whitley is a University of Arizona student majoring in Chemical & Environmental Engineering. He works with Eduardo Saez from Chemical & Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Destruction of endocrine disrupters in water treatment operations."