Undergraduate Interns 2014

Undergraduate Intern Advisors
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Chavez-Diaz, Baltazar

Chavez-Diaz, Baltazar

Baltazar Chavez-Diaz is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Mathematics and Molecular and Cellular Biology. He works with Richard Michod from Ecology and Evolutionary Biology conducting research on “Understanding the Evolution of Multicellularity and Somatic Differentiation.”

Ezeugwu, Rita

Ezeugwu, Rita

Rita Ezeugwu is a University of Arizona Senior 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.”

Hernandez, Erica

Hernandez, Erica

Erica Hernandez is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Plant Sciences. She works with Gene Giacomelli from CAEC conducting research on “Steckler Lunar Greenhouse Phase II.”

Li, Yiran (Kate)

Li, Yiran (Kate)

Yiran (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 “Self-Assembly of Nanocrystal into Ribbons.”

Pederson, Clark

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.”

Undergraduate Research Interns
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Allee, Linda Chardee

Allee, Linda Chardee

Linda Chardee Allee is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Optical Sciences and Engineering. She works with Rolf Binder from College of Optical Sciences conducting research on “Simulation of material characteristics and laser performance of Q-switched semiconductor lasers.”

Alvarez, Alexander

Alvarez, Alexander

Alexander Alvarez is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Biomedical Engineering. He works with Christopher Hamilton from Lunar and Planetary Laboratory conducting research on “Machine Learning Applied to Planetary Remote Sensing Data.”

Boyd, Patrick

Boyd, Patrick

Patrick Boyd is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Geosciences. He works with Peter Reiners from Geosciences conducting research on “Geochronology and thermochronology of ice-rafted debris, East Antarctica.”

Branyan, Callie

Branyan, Callie

Callie Branyan is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. She works with Peter Smith from Planetary Sciences conducting research on “Robotics development.”

Buxton, Mark

Mark Buxton is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Computer Science. He works with Shane Byrne from Lunar and Planetary Laboratory conducting research on “Digitizing the Lunar Surveyor Dataset.”

Cheung, Anson

Cheung, Anson

Anson Cheung is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Geosciences. He works with Julia Cole from Geosciences conducting research on “The influence of past climate variability on Amazon productivity.”

Chu, Vicki

Chu, Vicki

Vicki Chu is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering (pending August 2014). She works with Jon Chorover from Soil, Water & Environmental Science conducting research on “Structure and Reactivity of Dissolved Organic Matter in the Critical Zone.”

DePaul, Greg

Greg DePaul is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He works with Shane Byrne from Lunar and Planetary Laboratory conducting research on “Digitizing the Lunar Surveyor Dataset.”

Desrochers, Daniel

Desrochers, Daniel

Daniel Desrochers is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Journalism. He works with Sarah Gassen from Arizona Daily Star conducting research on “Arizona Daily Star Science Journalism Intern.”

Dwyer, Jonathan

Dwyer, Jonathan

Jonathan Dwyer is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in chemical engineering. He works with Anthony Muscat from Chemical & Environmental Engineering conducting research on “Self-Assembly of Nanocrystal into Ribbons.”

Flammia, Michael

Flammia, Michael

Michael Flammia is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Chemical Engineering. He works with Wolfgang Fink from ECE/BME/SIE/AME conducting research on “Aerial, ground-based, and water-based robotic exploration of extreme environments.”

Garnello, Anthony John

Garnello, Anthony John

Anthony John Garnello is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He works with Scott Saleska from EEB conducting research on “Scaling community and ecosystem dynamics from microbes to leaf traits to landscapes, from the Amazon.”

Hartz, Alexander

Hartz, Alexander

Alexander Hartz is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Social and Behavioral Sciences. He works with Ross Dubois from Lunar and Planetary Laboratory conducting research on “OSIRIS-REx Science Journalist.”

Hernandez, Oscar

Hernandez, Oscar

Oscar Hernandez is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Materials Science and Engineering. He works with Jeff Czapla-Myers from Optical Sciences conducting research on “Ground-based vicarious calibration of Landsat sensors.”

Herrera, Solianna

Herrera, Solianna

Solianna Herrera is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Chemistry. She works with Eric Betterton from Atmospheric Sciences conducting research on “Characterization of Wind Blown Dust from Tailings and other Mining Operations.”

Honniball, Casey

Honniball, Casey

Casey Honniball is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Astronomy. She works with Christopher Walker from Astronomy conducting research on “Integration and Test of TeraHertz Instrumentation for Long Duration Balloon Project.”

Hoskinson, Joshua

Hoskinson, Joshua

Joshua Hoskinson is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Environmental Science. He works with Craig Rasmussen from Soil, Water and Environmental Science conducting research on “Catalina-Jemez Critical Zone Observatory.”

Jones, Mary

Jones, Mary

Mary Jones is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Biosystems Engineering. She works with Eric Betterton from Atmospheric Sciences conducting research on “Characterization of Wind Blown Dust from Tailings and other Mining Operations.”

Jones, Theodore

Jones, Theodore

Theodore Jones is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Geography/Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He works with Joel Biederman from USDA-ARS Southwest Watershed Research Center conducting research on “Quantifying vegetation and biogeochemistry at southern Arizona eddy flux sites.”

Khamsi, Tymon

Khamsi, Tymon

Tymon Khamsi is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Hydrology & Water Resources. He works with Caitlin Griffith from Planetary Sciences conducting research on “Probing Titan’s Surface.”

Kurtzberg, Laura

Kurtzberg, Laura

Laura Kurtzberg is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in SISTA. She works with Nirav Merchant from Arizona Research Laboratories conducting research on “Arizona Environmental Grid Infrastructure Service (AEGIS).”

Luke, Cory

Luke, Cory

Cory Luke is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Biomedical Engineering. He works with Wolfgang Fink from ECE/BME/SIE/AME conducting research on “Enhanced Photovoltaic Energy Production.”

McCabe, Kelsey

McCabe, Kelsey

Kelsey McCabe is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Computer Science. She works with Dennis Zaritsky from Astronomy conducting research on “Do Galaxies Have Edges?”

McHugh, Megan

McHugh, Megan

Megan McHugh is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering. She works with Cholik Chan from Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering conducting research on “Radiation Properties Measurement.”

Parber, Andrea

Andrea Parber is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Engineering. She works with Anna Spitz from Lunar and Planetary Laboratory conducting research on “OSIRIS-REx Communication and Public Engagement Ambassadors Coordinator.”

Ramohalli, Nikitha

Ramohalli, Nikitha

Nikitha Ramohalli is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She works with Steve Kukolich from Chemistry & Biochemistry conducting research on “Microwave Spectroscopy and Spectrometer Engineering.”

Raught, Victoria

Raught, Victoria

Victoria Raught is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Biomedical Engineering. She works with Jeong-Yeol Yoon from Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering conducting research on “Liver/Kidney-on-a-Chip for Environmental Toxicology Studies.”

Roller, Tierra

Roller, Tierra

Tierra Roller is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Aerospace Engineering. She works with Jesse Little from Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering conducting research on “Mixing layers excited by laser energy deposition.”

Saldana, Liliana

Saldana, Liliana

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

Sanchez, Raymond

Sanchez, Raymond

Raymond Sanchez is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Neuroscience. He works with Daniel Stolte from University Relations Communications conducting research on “Science Communication Internship.”

Scarlett, Eric

Scarlett, Eric

Eric Scarlett is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Physics and Astronomy. He works with Roger Angel from Astonomy, Optical Sciences conducting research on “Solar Spectrum Modeling with SMARTS.”

Schmidt, Caitlin

Schmidt, Caitlin

Caitlin Schmidt is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Journalism. She works with Sarah Gassen from Arizona Daily Star conducting research on “Arizona Daily Star Science Journalism Intern.”

Schmidt, Jonathan

Schmidt, Jonathan

Jonathan Schmidt is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Civil Engineering. He works with Jennifer Duan from Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechancis conducting research on “Experimental Study of Sediment Transport in Vegetated and Meandering Channels.”

Setton, David

Setton, David

David Setton is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Physics/Astronomy. He works with Christopher Willmer from Steward Observatory conducting research on “Measuring Galaxy Evolution in the HST Frontier Fields.”

Valencia, Selena

Selena Valencia is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Art History. She works with Shane Byrne from Lunar and Planetary Laboratory conducting research on “Digitizing the Lunar Surveyor Dataset.”

Vasilieva, Stephania

Vasilieva, Stephania

Stephania Vasilieva is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Systems and Industrial Engineering. She works with Roberto Furfaro from Systems and Industrial Enginering conducting research on “Integration and Testing for the Science and Processing Operations Center.”

Wauneka, Alexandria

Wauneka, Alexandria

Alexandria Wauneka is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Computer Science and Information and Technology Science. She works with Suzanne Westbrook from School of Information: Science, Technology, and Arts (SISTA) conducting research on “Programming with Scratch for K-12 students.”

Westermann, Mathilde

Westermann, Mathilde

Mathilde Westermann is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Geoscience. She works with Malcolm Hughes from Tree-Ring Lab conducting research on “Timing of growth in  forests.”

Will-Cole, Alexandria

Will-Cole, Alexandria

Alexandria Will-Cole is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Physics. She works with Rick Bennett from Department of Geosciences conducting research on “Detection and Attribution of Sea Level Rise along the East Coast of the U.S. and Canada.”

Witter, Daniel

Witter, Daniel

Daniel Witter is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. He works with Anthony Muscat from Chemical & Environmental Engineering conducting research on “Self-Assembly of Nanocrystal into Ribbons.”