UA Space Grant Success Stories

Portrait of Cathryn Sephus

Congratulations current UA Space Grant Undergraduate Research Intern, Cathryn Sephus, for receiving a Galileo Circle Scholarship!

Monday, March 11, 2019

The Galileo Circle is a community of engaged individuals whose support is vital to the continued excellence of the College of Science at the University of Arizona.

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Adams alongside the 122-year-old 24" Alvin Clark telescope at Lowell Observatory

Danielle Adams, 2015-17 UA NASA Space Grant Fellow, Accepts Deputy Director of Marketing and Communications Position at Lowell Observatory

Friday, March 8, 2019

As Deputy Director for Marketing and Communications, Adams is responsible for the strategic marketing of Lowell Observatory.

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Space Grant Interns, Alexus Cazares, and Cathryn Sephus

Space Grant Undergraduate Research Interns Participate in First Space Camp at Biosphere 2

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Space Grant Interns, Alexus Cazares, and Cathryn Sephus, participated in a pilot program for the first Space Camp at Biosphere 2.

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View of the canopy structure of the rainforest, as seen from the ground. (Photo: Marielle Smith)

Check out a recent article co-written by Intern Emily Walla, in UANews!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

"A team of ecologists used lidar technology to scan the leaf canopy of an Amazon forest and found that trees responded to drought in some surprising ways."

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Angelita Denny interacts with students at STEM Outreach activity.

2002 Space Grant Intern, Angelita Denny, leads STEM Outreach activities on the Navajo Nation.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Angelita Denny, leads STEM Outreach activities on the Navajo Nation, as Department of Energy Legacy Management Site Manager.

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Portrait of Danielle Adams with bridge to Sydney Opera House.

2015-17 Space Grant Fellow, Danielle Adams, discusses her current research with AZPM radio.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Danielle Adams discusses her research as a cultural astronomer, someone who studies the astronomical systems of different cultures, often ancient ones.

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Portrait of Marissa Heffernan

2018-19 Space Grant Intern, Marissa Heffernan, reports on current UA student research at AZ Daily Star.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

A group of UA students is working to install generators that make drinking water out of humid air in impoverished communities in Peru.

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Illustration of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arriving at asteroid Bennu.

Congratulations to 1992 Space Grant Intern, Dante Lauretta and Team: OSIRIS-REx Arrives at Bennu!

Monday, December 3, 2018

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrives at asteroid Bennu after more than two years traveling through space.

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Space Grant students stand on boulders in a creek at Seven Falls, AZ.

University of Arizona Space Grant Advisors and Interns hike Seven Falls!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

University of Arizona Space Grant Intern Advisors planned a hike up to Seven Falls on Nov. 17th to enjoy the beautiful Fall weather.

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Ruby O'Brien-Metzger poses in the Superfund Dust Lab.

2018-19 Space Grant Intern, Ruby O'Brien-Metzger, featured on KXCI's Thesis Thursday!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Ruby O'Brien-Metzger, discusses her research in the UA Superfund Dust Laboratory.

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A large group of UA Space Grant Interns, SEDS and Astronomy Club members watch sunset at Kitt Peak Observatory, with telescopes in background.

UA Space Grant Interns, SEDS and Astronomy Club students join for Kitt Peak Star Party

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

University of Arizona (UA) NASA Space Grant interns, fellows, mentors, and UA Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) club joined together this past weekend for an educational trip to Kitt Peak National Observatory.

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A caterpillar of the cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera) readies to devour a boll of cotton. (Photo: Wenxue Pan/Nanjing University)

Article on genetics by 2017 - 2019 UA Space Grant Intern, Emily Walla, published in UANews!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Emily works with her mentor, Daniel Stolte, for UA News as a science communication writer. She is an astronomy and physics Junior.

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Reman Almusawi poses in front of trees

2018 Space Grant Intern Reman Almusawi featured on KXCI's Thesis Thursday

Friday, October 26, 2018

I am a team member in the Superfund Research Laboratory. I am working on studying mining sites and smelting operations. I’m mostly focused on the active mine near Hayden/Winkelman.

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Cathryn Sephus, top left, and Betul Kacar, second from left, pose with members of the Kacar Lab. Betul Kacar holds her child.

2018 Space Grant Intern Cathryn Sephus' work with mentor Betul Kacar featured in Daily Wildcat!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

"Cathryn Sephus, a molecular and cellular biology senior with a minor in astronomical studies, joined Kacar’s research group this semester after being awarded the Arizona Space Grant in astrobiology."

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Artist rendering of NASA's OSIRIS-REx space probe. Source: NASA

Congratulations to 1992 UA Space Grant Intern Dante Lauretta: OSIRIS-REx is On Its Way to Bennu!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Bennu was spotted by O-REx for the first time on Aug. 17 from a distance of more than 1.3 million miles. “It was right there where we thought it would be,” said Dante Lauretta, OSIRIS-REx principal investigator at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

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Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta, an assistant professor at the University of Arizona in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, shows samples of rainwater that were collected by citizens in parts of California and Arizona as part of Project Harvest.

Check out current research by AZSGC super star Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Mónica was a UA/NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Research Intern and two-year Graduate Fellow. She’s now a UA assistant professor, still pursuing her Space Grant Fellowship effort to monitor the quality of vegetables grown in home gardens neighboring the Iron King Mine and Humboldt Smelter Superfund Site.

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Portrait of Adriana Mitchell

Congratulations to 2017 AZ Space Grant Intern, Adriana Mitchell, Barry Goldwater Scholarship Awardee!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Congratulations to 2017 AZ/NASA Space Grant Intern, Adriana Mitchell, who was awarded the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation!

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Portrait of Allison McGraw

Congratulations to 2016 AZ Space Grant Intern, Allison McGraw, winner of the 2017 Dwornik Award!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Congratulations to 2016 AZ/NASA Space Grant Intern, Allison McGraw, winner of the 2017 Dwornik Award for Best Oral Presentation by an undergraduate student at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference!

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Portrait of Laura Seifert

Congratulations to 2015/2016 AZ Space Grant Intern, Laura Seifert, recipient of a Student Scholar Award!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Congratulations to 2015/2016 AZ/NASA Space Grant Intern, Laura Seifert, recipient of a Student Scholar Award for her paper submitted to the Microscopy & Microanalysis Society!

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Jenny Calahan in front of window to UA MirrorLab

Jenny Calahan and Active Galactic Videos feature on Tom Scott's YouTube Channel, receiving nearly 300K views!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Congratulations to Jenny Calahan, 2017 UA/NASA Space Grant Intern and members of the UA Steward Observatory undergraduate students-run Active Galactic Videos YouTube channel team! Their video, describing the making of the world's largest telescope at the UA Mirror Lab, was recently featured on Tom Scott's internationally-followed YouTube channel with over a million subscribers!

Check out their video featured by Tom Scott!

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