Undergraduate Interns 2012

Undergraduate Intern Advisors
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Duron, Amanda

Duron, Amanda (Advisor)

Amanda Duron is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Computer Science. She works with Christopher Shinohara and Wenjeng Ko from the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory conducting research for the OSIRIS-REx Asteriod Sample Return Mission (NASA New Frontiers Program).

Liang, Irene

Liang, Irene (Advisor)

Irene Liang is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Soil Water and Environmental Science  with a Microbiology Focus. She works with Charles Gerba from Soil, Water and Environmental Science.

Rivas, Karen

Rivas, Karen (Advisor)

Karen Rivas is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Chemical  Engineering. She works with Eduardo Saez from Chemical and Environmental Engineering conducting research on “Trace Contaminants in Water Reuse”.

Sen, Sonia

Sen, Sonia (Advisor)

Sonia Sen is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Computer Science.  She works with Andrew Comrie from Geography conducting research on “Climate impacts on mosquitoes”.

Walker-LaFollette, Amanda

Walker-LaFollette, Amanda (Advisor)

Amanda Walker-LaFollette is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Astronomy and Physics. She works with Yancy Shirley from Astronomy conducting research on “The Planck Cold Core Project”.

Yanes, Marianna

Yanes, Marianna (Advisor)

Marianna Yanes is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering. She works with Gene Giacomelli from Controlled Environment Agriculture Center conducting research on the “Steckler Lunar Greenhouse Phase II Development”.

Undergraduate Research Interns
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Alvarez, Jorge

Alvarez, Jorge

Jorge Alvarez is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Molecular & Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, and Biological Anthropology. He works with David Harris from Immunobiology conducting research on "Characterization and Comparison of Stem Cells from Adipose Tissue and Cord Tissue”.

Ball, Sabrina

Ball, Sabrina

Sabrina Ball is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. She works with Ibrahim Guven from Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering conducting research on “Computational Investigation of the Effects of Nano-Grain Properties on Strength and Toughness”.

Belletire, Celeste

Belletire, Celeste

Celeste Belletire is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. She works with Joe Abraham from the UA Office of Sustainability on an “Environmental Life Cycle Analysis of the 2012 and 2013 UA Homecoming calendar of events”.

Berkson, Emily

Berkson, Emily

Emily Berkson is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Astronomy. She works with Eiichi Egami from Steward Observatory conducting research on “Hubble Imaging of Herschel-Selected Gravitationally Lensed Galaxies”.

Coe, Michelle

Coe, Michelle

Michelle Coe is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Geography and Development. She works with Miguel Villarreal from U.S.Geological Survey conducting research “Examining Long-Term Effects of Drought and Fire On Vegetation Using High-Resolution Phenometrics”.

DeBolt, Adam

DeBolt, Adam

Adam DeBolt is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Physics. He works with Alex Cronin from Physics conducting research on an “Atom Interferometer Detector for New Polarizability Measurements”.

Edwards, Leah

Edwards, Leah

Leah Edwards is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Environmental and Water Resource Economics. She works with Joe Abraham from the UA Office of Sustainability on an “Environmental Life Cycle Analysis of the 2012 and 2013 UA Homecoming calendar of events”.

Franz, Brian

Franz, Brian

Brian Franz is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Aerospace Engineering. He works with Jesse Little from Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering conducting research on “High Speed Mixing Layers Excited by Thermal Perturbations”.

Goth, Brenna

Goth, Brenna

Brenna Goth is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Journalism. She works as a science writing intern at the Arizona Daily Star.

Grove, Ashley

Grove, Ashley

Ashley Grove is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Journalism. She works as a science writing intern at the Arizona Daily Star.

Hall, Caitlyn

Hall, Caitlyn

Caitlyn Hall is a Pima Community College Sophomore majoring in Engineering. She works with Murat Kacira from Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering conducting work on “Ralph Steckler Phase II Lunar Greenhouse Development”.

Hendler, Nathanial

Hendler, Nathanial

Nathanial Hendler is a Pima Community College and University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Geosciences. He works with Rick McCloskey from from the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory on the OSIRIS-REx Asteriod Sample Return Mission (NASA New Frontiers Program).

Hernandez, Erica

Hernandez, Erica

Erica Hernandez is a Pima Community College Sophomore majoring in Agricultural Sciences. She works with Gene Giacomelli from Controlled Environment Agriculture Center on the “Steckler Lunar Greenhouse Phase II Development”.

Hottenstein, John

Hottenstein, John

John Hottenstein is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. He works with Susan Moran from USDA-ARS SWRC conducting research on “Vegetation Greenness Response to Changes in Surface Water-Quality”.

Jones, Robert

Jones, Robert

Robert M Jones is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Soil, Water, and Environmental Science. He works with Eric Betterton from Atmospheric Sciences conducting research on “Characterization of Wind Blown Dust from Tailings and other Mining Operations”.

Kundu, Auni

Kundu, Auni

Auni Kundu is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. She works with Roger Angel from Steward Observatory and Optical Sciences conducting research on “Heliostat Field Layout Optimization for Improved Solar Thermal Generation”.

Llull, Jenna

Llull, Jenna

Jenna Llull is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Chemical Engineering. She works with Chris Impey from Astronomy conducting research on “Science Literacy Among Undergraduates”.

Lopez, Martin

Lopez, Martin

Martin Lopez is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Systems Engineering. He works with Mark Trueblood from the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory on the OSIRIS-REx Asteriod Sample Return Mission (NASA New Frontiers Program).

Lovett, Amber

Lovett, Amber

Amber Lovett is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Creative Writing. She works with Stuart Marsh from the School of Natural Resources and the Environment on a “SNRE Stakeholder Driven Research Initiative”.

Martin, Daniel

Martin, Daniel

Daniel Martin is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Engineering. He works with Marvin  Slepian from Medicine conducting research on “Optimizing Cardiovascular Device Thromboresistance for Eliminating Anticoagulation”.

Martinez, Jesse

Martinez, Jesse

Jesse Martinez is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Geosciences. He works with Connie Woodhouse and Cody Routson from Geosciences conducting research on “Paleoclimatic Dynamics of Megadrought in the Southwest”.

Patrick, Michael

Patrick, Michael

Michael Patrick Martin is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Mathematics, Computer Science and Linguistics. He works with Nalin Samarasinha from Planetary Science Institute conducting research on “A Web-based Cometary Image Enhancement Facility”.

Shin, Stella

Shin, Stella

Stella Shin is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Chemical Engineering. She works with Roberto Guzman from Chemical and Environmental Engineering conducting research on “Synthesis and Development of Bio-Nanoparticles for Diagnostic and Drug Delivery in Space Exploration”.

Simmons, Daniel

Simmons, Daniel

Daniel Simmons is a Pima Community College/University of Arizona Junior majoring in Engineering. He works with Cholik Chan from Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering conducting research on “Double Diffusive Convection”.

Smith, Carter-Thaxton

Smith, Carter-Thaxton

Carter-Thaxton Smith is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Astronomy. He works with Nathan Smith from Steward Observatory conducting research on “Host Galaxies of Massive Star Eruptions”.

Sparks, Philip

Sparks, Philip

Philip Sparks is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Social and Behavioral Sciences. He works with Miguel Villarreal from U.S. Geological Survey conducting research on “Evaluating Remote Sensing Scale Effects on Erosion Estimates from the Universal Soil Loss Equatation”.

Squire, Cali

Squire, Cali

Cali Squire is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering. She works with Jim Field from Chemical and Environmental Engineering conducting research on “Biological Removal of Nitrogen using the Anammox Process”.

Stefano, Tianna

Stefano, Tianna

Tianna Stefano is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Aerospace Engineering. She works with Jesse Little from Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering conducting research on “Nanosecond Pulse Plasma Discharges for Aerodynamic Flow Control”.

Swartwout, Andrew

Swartwout, Andrew

Andrew Swartwout is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Chemical Engineering. He works with Jim Field from Chemical and Environmental Engineering conducting research on “Biological Removal of Nitrogen using the Anammox Process”.

Uhlorn, Jeffrey

Uhlorn, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Uhlorn is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Aerospace Engineering. He works with Eniko Enikov from Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering conducting research on the “Design of Manufacturing Process for Portable Mechatronics Kit Using Laser Processing”.

Valverde, Nicholas

Valverde, Nicholas

Nicholas Valverde is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Mathematics. He works with Ricardo Sanfelice from Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering conducting research on a “Robotic Repair System for Autonomous Navigation in Small Pipes”.

Walker, Michelle

Walker, Michelle

Michelle Walker is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. She works with Don Davis from International Dark Sky Association conducting research on “Measuring Light Pollution in Southern Arizona”.

Weiser, Jon

Weiser, Jon

Jon Weiser is a Pima Community College Sophomore majoring in Physics. He works with Roger Angel from Steward Observatory and Optical Sciences conducting research on “Metrology for Slump-Molded Solar Mirrors”.

Yarnall, Luke

Yarnall, Luke

Luke Yarnall is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. He works with Anthony Muscat from Chemical and Environmental Engineering conducting research on “Nanomaterial Composites”.

Zawada, Stephanie

Zawada, Stephanie

Stephanie Zawada is a The University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Chemistry and Business. She works with Ricardo Valerdi from Systems and Industrial Engineering conducting research for “Rigorous Test Planning Techniques for Unmanned and Autonomous Space Systems”.