Undergraduate Interns 2013

Undergraduate Intern Advisors
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Edwards, Leah

Leah Edwards is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Environmental and Water Resource Economics. She works with Jim Van Arsdel from UA Office of Sustainability conducting research on “Environmental Life Cycle Analysis of 2012 and 2013 UA Homecoming calendar of events.”

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.”

Undergraduate Research Interns
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Alvarez, Angelica

Angelica Alvarez is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Neuroscience. She works with Joellen Russell from Geoscience conducting research on “Climate Change and the Seasonality of Respiratory Infectious Disease: A "Big Data" Case Study.”

Chavez-Diaz, Baltazar

Baltazar Chavez-Diaz is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Mathematics. He works with Richard Michod from Ecology and Evolutionary Biology conducting research on “Steps to Multicellularity.”

Cooney-Uribe, Alexandrea

Alexandrea Cooney-Uribe is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in College of Art. She works with Michael Crimmins from Soil, Water, and Environmental Science conducting research on “Comic books to infographics: Exploring innovative ways to communicate climate information.”

Cota, Lucio

Lucio Cota is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He works with Jesse Little from Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering conducting research on “Low Pressure Turbine Endwall Flow Physics.”

Dougless, Austin

Austin Dougless is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering. He works with Jim A Field from Chemical and Environmental Engineering conducting research on “Nitrogen removal in anaerobic ammonium oxidation bioreactors.”

Ezeugwu, Rita

Rita Ezeugwu is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. She works with Christopher Greer from Astronomy/Steward Observatory conducting research on “Building a Millimeter-wave Receiver for the South Pole Telescope.”

Gallagher, Sara

Sara Gallagher is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Chemical & Environmental Engineering. She works with Reyes Sierra from Chemical and Environmental Engineering conducting research on “Sulfide as the key controlling factor of metal nanoparticle toxicity in anaerobic treatment processe.”

Greenberg, James

James Greenberg is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Physics. He works with Alex Cronin from Physics conducting research on “Atom Interferometer Gyroscope.”

Griffin, Charles

Charles Griffin is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Astronomy, Physics. He works with Eiichi Egami from Astronomy conducting research on “Physical Properties of Spectroscopically-Confirmed z>6 Galaxies.”

Hubbard, Tyrene

Tyrene Hubbard is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Biochemistry. She works with David Harris from Immunobiology conducting research on “Effects of microgravity on stem cells.”

Islam, Safatul

Safatul Islam is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. He works with Roger Angel from Steward Observatory conducting research on “Lightweight Dish Mirrors for Solar Energy.”

Khan, Ali

Ali Khan is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Optical Sciences. He works with Christopher Willmer from Steward Observatory, University of Arizona conducting research on “Characterizing the star-formation rate in  z~0 clusters of galaxies.”

Li, Kate

Kate Li is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Chemical Engineering & Biochemistry. She works with Anthony Muscat from Chemical & Environmental Engineering conducting research on “Cloaking Semiconductors to Make Them Biocompatible.”

Lichtenberger, Matthew

Matthew Lichtenberger is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Astronomy. He works with Yancy Shirley from Astronomy conducting research on “A Systematic Study of High-Mass Infall Candidates.”

McCullough, Andrew

Andrew McCullough is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Journalism. He works with Sarah Gassen from Arizona Daily Star conducting research on “Arizona Daily Star internship/Science journalism.”

Moore, Sarah

Sarah Moore is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Chemical & Environmental Engineering. She works with Jim A Field from Chemical and Environmental Engineering conducting research on “Bioremediation of Arsenic-Contaminated Groundwater.”

Moraila, Carmelo

Carmelo Moraila is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Engineering. He works with John Szivek from Orthopaedic Surgery conducting research on “Human adipose derived stem cells’ response to changes in gravitational force and its effects on musculoskeletal tissue growth and development.”

Mueting, Joel

Joel Mueting is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He works with Roberto Furfaro from Systems and Industrial Engineering conducting research on “Ground Segment Systems Engineering for OSIRIS REx.”

Pederson, Clark

Clark Pederson is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He works with Jesse Little from Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering conducting research on “Capabilities of Pulsed Plasma Actuator for Exciting Coherent Vortex Wakes.”

Pena, Corwin

Corwin Pena is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Psychology, Linguistics, Physics, Mathematics. He works with Nirav Merchant from Arizona Research Laboratories conducting research on “Arizona Environmental Grid Infrastructure Service (AEGIS).”

Powell, Ashley

Ashley Powell is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Journalism. She works with Sarah Gassen from Arizona Daily Star conducting research on “Arizona Daily Star internship/Science journalism.”

Prescott, Alexander

Alexander Prescott is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources. He works with Victor Baker from Hydrology and Water Resources conducting research on “Geomorphology of Martian Valleys.”

Radei, Alison

Alison Radei is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Soil, Water and Environmental Science. She works with Mary Nichols from USDA -ARS - Southwest Watershed Research Center conducting research on “Pan evaporation rates for Southeastern Arizona.”

Rodack, Alexander

Alexander Rodack is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in College of Optical Sciences and Engineering. He works with Olivier Guyon from Astronomy, Optics conducting research on “Wavefront control for segmented and centrally obscured apertures.”

Rosales, Marcus

Marcus Rosales is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Physics. He works with Weigang Wang from Physics conducting research on “Fabrication of nanometer-sized magnetic random access memory units.”

Rudd, Jessica

Jessica Rudd is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Geosciences. She works with Joellen Russell from Geoscience conducting research on “Impact of Winds on the Southern Ocean.”

Urias, Nicolas

Nicolas Urias is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He works with Jesse Little from Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering conducting research on “Spatially Distributed Unsteady Forcing Mechanisms for Control of Flow Separation.”

Wilcox, Daniel

Daniel Wilcox is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Chemical Engineering. He works with Shirley Papuga from School of Natural Resources and the Environment conducting research on “Linking Vegetation with Energy, Water, and Carbon Cycling in Forested Ecosystems.”

Wilkening, Jean

Jean Wilkening is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering. She works with Reyes Sierra from Chemical and Environmental Engineering conducting research on “Sulfide as the key controlling factor of metal nanoparticle toxicity in anaerobic treatment processe.”