Undergraduate Interns 2010

Undergraduate Intern Advisors
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Geshell, Kenneth

Geshell, Kenneth (Advisor)

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."

Huizar, Luis

Huizar, Luis (Advisor)

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."

Montemayor, Karla

Montemayor, Karla (Advisor)

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."

Rine, Kyle

Rine, Kyle (Advisor)

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."

Sanchez, Daniel

Sanchez, Daniel (Advisor)

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."

Undergraduate Research Interns
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Adams, Scott

Adams, Scott

Scott Adams is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Astronomy. He works with Dennis Zaritsky from Astronomy conducting research on "Tidal Tails in Cluster Galaxies".

Aguillon, Stepfanie

Aguillon, Stepfanie

Stepfanie Aguillon is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in College of Agriculture and Life Science. She works with Stuart Marsh from School of Natural Resources/Env & Geography conducting research on "Assessing and Supporting Drought Monitoring Needs on the Hopi and Navajo Nations".

Amaya, Gladys

Amaya, Gladys

Gladys Amaya is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Systems and Industrial Engineering. She works with Laura Norman from U.S. Geological Survey conducting research on "Santa Cruz Watershed Ecosystem Portfolio Model (SCWEPM)".

Athey, Angela

Athey, Angela

Angela Athey is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. She works with Reyes Sierra-Alvarez from Chemical & Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Bioremediation of uranium with nano-sized zero-valent iron".

Blute, Victoria

Blute, Victoria

Victoria Blute is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Journalism/French. She works with Leslie Newell from Arizona Daily Star conducting research on "NASA Space Grant News-Writing Position".

Borrillo-Hutter, Travis

Borrillo-Hutter, Travis

Travis Borrillo-Hutter is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Soil, Water, and Environmental Science. He works with Robert Arnold from Chemical & Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Reactor design for production of algae as biofuel".

Brauneis, Jacqueline

Brauneis, Jacqueline

Jacqueline Brauneis is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. She works with Eduardo Saez from Chemical & Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Modeling of Atmospheric Particulate Transport".

Brent, Josh

Brent, Josh

Josh Brent is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Optical Sciences and Engineering. He works with Jayan Thomas from College of Optical Sciences conducting research on "Printed silicon nitride-based photonic devices".

Burleigh, Kaylan

Burleigh, Kaylan

Kaylan Burleigh is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Astronomy, Physics. She works with John Bieging from Astronomy conducting research on "Star Formation in the Serpens Molecular Cloud".

Burns, Andrew

Burns, Andrew

Andrew Burns is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He works with Christie Iacomini from Paragon Space Development Corp. conducting research on "Commercial Crewed Transport Air Revitalization System".

Carleton, Timothy

Carleton, Timothy

Timothy Carleton is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Astronomy and Physics. He works with Casey Meakin from Astronomy conducting research on "Mixing in Stars".

Castillo, German

Castillo, German

German Castillo is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He works with Ricardo Sanfelice from Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering conducting research on "Maneuver-based Control of Heterogeneous Unmanned Vehicles".

Danford, Forest

Danford, Forest

Forest Danford is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Biosystems Engineering. He works with Tracy Brooks from Pharmacology and Toxicology conducting research on "Effects of low-to-no oxygen on intracellular biophysical stresses and the formation of unique DNA secondary structures".

Davis, Amanda

Davis, Amanda

Amanda Davis is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Engineering. She works with Anthony Muscat from Chemical & Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Nanomaterial Composites".

Gee, Andy

Gee, Andy

Andy Gee is a University of Arizona and Pima Community College Sophomore majoring in Engineering. He works with Michael Sampogna from Physics & Astronomy conducting research on "Measurement of solar constant".

Hainsworth, Jared

Hainsworth, Jared

Jared Hainsworth is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Aerospace Engineering. He works with Emil Kursinski from Atmospheric Sciences conducting research on "ATOMMS".

Hardegree-Ullman, Kevin

Hardegree-Ullman, Kevin

Kevin Hardegree-Ullman is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Astronomy. He works with Yancy Shirley from Astronomy conducting research on "A Systematic Study of Dense Star-forming Cores in the Nearby Serpens Molecular Cloud".

Hawkins, Gail

Hawkins, Gail

Gail Hawkins is a Pima Community College Junior majoring in Physics. She works with Michael Sampogna_1 from Physics & Astronomy conducting research on "Measurement of solar constant".

Heersink, Brianna

Heersink, Brianna

Brianna Heersink is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Systems & Industrial engineering. She works with Guzin Bayraksan from Civil Engineering conducting research on "Water resources planning for local communities".

Hung, Jessica

Hung, Jessica

Jessica Hung is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Chemical Engineering. She works with Anthony Pitucco from Physics conducting research on "Heat transfer and reaction kinetics in photocatalytic dyes. "

Joshipura, Ishan

Joshipura, Ishan

Ishan Joshipura is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. He works with Paul Blowers from Chemical & Environmental Engineering conducting research on "Evaluation of Dry Cleaning Solvent Alternatives as Regulations Change".

Kidd, John

Kidd, John

John Kidd is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering. He works with Roberto Furfaro from Systems & Industrial Engineering conducting research on "Developmment of Tools for Analysis of Interplanetary Missions".

Kiviat, Kira

Kiviat, Kira

Kira Kiviat is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Computer Science, Math. She works with Xubin Zeng from Atmospheric Science conducting research on "How to predict monthly river flow from precipitation data".

Klauss, Catherine

Klauss, Catherine

Catherine Klauss is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Physics. She works with Alex Cronin from Physics conducting research on "Atom Interferometry".

Knutson, Nicholas

Knutson, Nicholas

Nicholas Knutson is a university of arizona Senior majoring in Nutritional Science. He works with Kay Hongu from Nutritional Sciences conducting research on "Stealth Health: Youth Innovation, Mobile Technology, Online Social Networking and Informal Learning to Promote Physical Activity".

Kulasinghe, Dimuth

Kulasinghe, Dimuth

Dimuth Kulasinghe is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Computer Engineering. He works with Nirav Merchant from Bio 5 conducting research on "Stealth Health".

Littin, Shelley

Littin, Shelley

Shelley Littin is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Biology. She works with Johnny Cruz from University Communications conducting research on "UANews Science Reporting Fellowship".

Maxwell, Rachel

Maxwell, Rachel

Rachel Maxwell is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Soil, Water, and Environmental Science. She works with Alexandre Andronikov from Lunar & Planetary Laboratory conducting research on "Laboratory study of extraterrestrial material found in Earth's sediments".

Maynard, David

Maynard, David

David Maynard is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He works with Eniko Enikov from Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering conducting research on "MEMS accelerometer for structural health monitoring of aerospace vechicles".

Mitchell, Rikki

Rikki Mitchell is a University of Arizona student majoring in Journalism and Spanish

Nepsky, Patrick

Nepsky, Patrick

Patrick Nepsky is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering. He works with Barry Ganapol from Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering conducting research on "Remote sensing of vegetation biophysical properties".

Palmer, Karen

Palmer, Karen

Karen Palmer is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering. She works with Kenneth Johns from Physics conducting research on "Readout Electronics for a Novel Particle Detector".

Pearson, Iain

Pearson, Iain

Iain Pearson is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Engineering. He works with Steve Kukolich from Chemistry conducting research on "Microwave Spectroscopy".

Pence, Jana

Pence, Jana

Jana Pence is a Pima Community College/ University of Arizona Junior majoring in Physics. She works with Eric Betterton from Atmospheric Sciences conducting research on "Mine Tailings Dust".

Phillips, Sean

Phillips, Sean

Sean Phillips is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He works with Ricardo Sanfelice from Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering conducting research on "Maneuver-based Control of Heterogeneous Unmanned Vehicles".

Sarmiento, Sonia

Sarmiento, Sonia

Sonia Sarmiento is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Civil Engineering. She works with Achintya Haldar from Civil Engineering/Eng Mechanics conducting research on "Structural Health Assessment".

Schucker, Daniel

Schucker, Daniel

Daniel Schucker is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He works with Edward Beshore from Planetary Sciences conducting research on "Investigating LSST software for use at the Catalina Sky Survey".

Scuderi, Louis

Scuderi, Louis

Louis Scuderi is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Astronomy. He works with Laird Close from Astronomy conducting research on "Discovery of Earth Mass around other Stars with Arizona's 1.55m Telescope".

Stanton, Alexandria

Stanton, Alexandria

Alexandria Stanton is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Chemistry. She works with Henry Hall from Chemistry conducting research on "Liquid Crystal Polymers for Space Applications".

Teran, Bianca

Teran, Bianca

Bianca Teran is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Nutritional Sciences. She works with Kay Hongu from Nutritional Sciences conducting research on "Stealth Health: Youth Innovation, Mobile Technology, Online Social Networking and Informal Learning to Promote Physical Activity".

Turner, Jake

Turner, Jake

Jake Turner is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Astronomy. He works with Caitlin Griffith from Planetary Sciences conducting research on "Studies of Exoplanets and Titan".

Vinal, Eli

Vinal, Eli

Eli Vinal is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Electrical Engineering. He works with Shane Byrne from Planetary Sciences conducting research on "Support Planetary Science Research with GIS and Spatial Databases ".

Wang, Sunglin

Wang, Sunglin

Sunglin Wang is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Optical Sciences and Engineering. He works with Jayan Thomas from College of Optical Sciences conducting research on "Development of Nanoimprinted Biopolymer-Based Photonic Devices".

West, Ashlie

West, Ashlie

Ashlie West is a The University of Arizona Senior majoring in Plant Science and Soil, Water and Environmental Science. She works with Mary Susan Moran from USDA ARS conducting research on "satellite observation of crop growth".

Wilder, Eric

Wilder, Eric

Eric Wilder is a Pima Community College Sophomore majoring in Science. He works with Cho Lik Chan from Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering conducting research on "Stirling Enignes".

Zanowski, Hannah

Zanowski, Hannah

Hannah Zanowski is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Physics; Mathematics. She works with Joellen Russell from Geosciences conducting research on "Westerly Wind Dynamics over the Southern Ocean".