Undergraduate Interns 2016

Undergraduate Intern Advisors
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Jimenez, Esteban

Jimenez, Esteban

Esteban Jimenez is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Chemical Engineering. He works with Kimberly Ogden from the Chemical and Environmental Engineering department on “Algae for food and fuel.”

Ramirez, Claudia

Ramirez, Claudia

Claudia Ramirez is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Engineering. She works with Tom Zega from the Planetary Sciences department on “Nanoscale Characterization of Lunar Soils to Understand Space Weathering.”

Renzi, Julianna

Renzi, Julianna

Julianna Renzi is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Soil, Water, and Environmental Science. She works with Katharine Gerst from the School of Natural Resources and the Environment on “Understanding drivers of local phenology using citizen science data.”

Seifert, Laura

Seifert, Laura

Laura Seifert is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Geosciences. She works with Tim Swindle from the Lunar and Planetary Lab on “Argon-argon dating of lunar impact samples.”

Undergraduate Research Interns
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Beckett, Morgan

Beckett, Morgan

Morgan Beckett is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Chemistry and Biochemistry. She works with Steven Schwartz from Chemistry and Biochemistry on “Elucidating the mechanism of Ca2+ Binding and the Implications for the Cardiac Thin Filament Model.”

Bohlman, Christopher

Bohlman, Christopher

Christopher Bohlman is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Astronomy and Computer Science. He works with Katie Morzinski from the Astronomy & Steward Observatory on “Calibrating the infrared camera Clio.”

Clah, Jesse

Clah, Jesse

Jesse Clah is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Geosciences. He works with Karl Flessa from the Geosciences department on “The Carbon Footprint of the Colorado River.”

Colon, Nicolas

Colon, Nicolas

Nicolas Colon is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Optical Sciences & Engineering. He works with Jeffrey Czapla-Myers from the College of Optical Sciences on “Support for the radiometric calibration of Earth-observing satellites.”

De Rose, Marcos

De Rose, Marcos

Marcos De Rose is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Aerospace Engineering. He works with Jesse Little from AME on “Capabilities of Pulsed Plasma Actuator for Exciting Coherent Vortex Wakes.”

Eaton, Elizabeth

Eaton, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Eaton is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Journalism. She works with Sarah Gassen from the Arizona Daily Star on “Science journalism.”

Elias, Jeremy

Elias, Jeremy

Jeremy Elias is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Materials Science and Engineering. He works with Eric Betterton from the Hydrology and Atmospehric Sciences department on “Toxic metals in mining related dust.”

Figgins, Colin

Figgins, Colin

Colin Figgins is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He works with Jesse Little from AME on “Physics and Control of Shock Boundary Layer Interaction.”

Fractal, Charlie

Fractal, Charlie

Charlie Fractal is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Computer Science. She works with Vignesh Subbian from the Systems Engineering department on “Extracting Insights from Complex Data: Advanced Computational Methods and Standards for Big Data.”

Ginar, Sereena

Ginar, Sereena

Sereena Ginar is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. She works with Xubin Zeng from the Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences department on “Seasonal prediction of temperature and precipitation over Arizona.”

Granzier-Nakajima, Shawtaroh

Granzier-Nakajima, Shawtaroh

Shawtaroh Granzier-Nakajima is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Mathematics. He works with David Yaden from Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies on “Eye Movement Miscue Analysis and Literacy Acquisition.”

Gray, Laurin

Gray, Laurin

Laurin Gray is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Astronomy. She works with Jarron Leisenring from the Astronomy department on “Spectral Variability of Protoplanetary Disks.”

Kautz, Maggie

Kautz, Maggie

Maggie Kautz is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Optical Engineering. She works with Rongguang Liang from the College of Optical Sciences on “Freeform optics for space application.”

Kronenfeld, Michael

Kronenfeld, Michael

Michael Kronenfeld is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He works with Samy Missoum from the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering department on “Reduction of the vibrations of payloads during launch.”

Lee, John

Lee, John

John Lee is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Chemical Engineering. He works with Reyes Sierra-Alvarez from the Chemical and Environmental Engineering department on “Removal of arsenic from contaminated water using engineered nanomaterials.”

Long, Michaela

Long, Michaela

Michaela Long is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Civil Engineering. She works with Willem Van Leeuwen from the School of Natural Resources and the Environment on “Remote Sensing of landscape scale vegetation, snow and water.”

Lopez, Lenny

Lopez, Lenny

Lenny Lopez is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He works with Steve Kukolich from Chemistry and Biochemistry on “Microwave Spectroscopy and Microwave Spectrometer Development.”

Mahmood, Qasim

Mahmood, Qasim

Qasim Mahmood is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He works with Maxwell Moe from the Astronomy department on “Classification, Characterization, and Evolution of Eclipsing Binary Stars.”

Manjon, Iliana

Manjon, Iliana

Iliana Manjon is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Physiology. She works with Eric Betterton from the Hydrology and Atmospehric Sciences on “Toxic metals in mining related dust.”

McGraw, Allison

McGraw, Allison

Allison McGraw is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Geoscience, Planetary Science, and Astrobiology. She works with Vishnu Reddy Kanupuru from the Planetary Sciences on “Physical Characterization of Near-Earth Asteroids.”

McIntosh, Cathy

McIntosh, Cathy

Cathy McIntosh is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She works with David Gaylor from the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering department on “Wayfarer: On-Demand Solar System Exploration with a Common Architecture Cubesat.”

Merrigan, Sarah

Merrigan, Sarah

Sarah Ruth Merrigan is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Civil Engineering. She works with Xubin Zeng from the Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences on “Seasonal prediction of temperature and precipitation over Arizona.”

Mitchell, Matthew

Mitchell, Matthew

Matthew Mitchell is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Physics and Mathematics. He works with Eduardo Rozo from the Physics department on “Spectroscopic Lensing Mass Calibration of redMaPPer Cluters.”

Morrison, Christina

Morrison, Christina

Christina Morrison is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. She works with Charles Gerba from SWES on “Minimizing materials while maintianing clothing hygiene in long term space missions.”

Pascale, Massimo

Pascale, Massimo

Massimo Pascale is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Astronomy. He works with Brenda Frye from the Astronomy department on “Exploring Galaxy Fireworks with HST.”

Pham, ViAnn

Pham, ViAnn

ViAnn Pham is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Chemical Engineering. She works with Anthony Muscat from the Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering on “Self-Assembly of Nanocrystal into Ribbons.”

Pitts, Ray

Pitts, Ray

Ray Pitts is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He works with Jesse Little from AME on “Spatially Distributed Unsteady Forcing Mechanisms for Control of Flow Separation.”

Safonova, Aleksandra "Sasha"

Safonova, Aleksandra "Sasha"

Aleksandra "Sasha" Safonova is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Physics, minor in Mathematics. She works with Philip Pinto from the Astronomy department on “Innovative Computation for Astrophysics Simulation.”

Stine, Carolyn

Stine, Carolyn

Carolyn Stine is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Chemistry and Biochemistry. She works with Erin Posthumus from the USA National Phenology Network, School of Natural Resources and the Environment on “Exploring connections between climate, plants and animals on the Nat'l Wildlife Refuge Sys. & beyond.”

Tang, Christopher

Tang, Christopher

Christopher Tang is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Materials Science and Engineering. He works with Krishna Muralidharan from the Materials Science and Engineering department on “An endogenous source of organics in terrestrial planets: chemistry of organics-mineral interactions.”

Tharmarajah, Sanjay

Tharmarajah, Sanjay

Sanjay Tharmarajah is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Chemical Engineering. He works with Anthony Muscat from the Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering on “Self-Assembly of Nanocrystal into Ribbons.”

Tigges, Mattie

Tigges, Mattie

Mattie Tigges is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Astronomy. She works with Joseph Spitale from PTYS/LPL on “Mapping Eruptive Activity in Enceladus' South-Polar Terrain.”

Veasey, Garrett

Veasey, Garrett

Garrett Veasey is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Systems Engineering. He works with Steve Kukolich from Chemistry and Biochemistry on “Microwave Spectroscopy and Microwave Spectrometer Development.”

Veldhuizen, Jaimeson

Jaimeson Veldhuizen is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Biomedical Engineering. She works with Yitshak Zohar from AME & BME on “Reconstituting a Human Lung on a Chip.”

Webb, Michaela

Webb, Michaela

Michaela Webb is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Journalism. She works with Shelley Littin from CyVerse on “Media Relations and Communications for CyVerse.”

Weldon, Andrew

Weldon, Andrew

Andrew Weldon is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Astronomy. He works with Chun Ly from Steward Observatory / MMT Observatory on “The Stellar Population of Metal-Poor Galaxies at z~1.”

Williams, Connor

Williams, Connor

Connor Williams is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Mining and Geological Engineering. He works with Christopher Hamilton from the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory on “Development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Systems for Planetary Analog Research.”

Winner, Ian

Winner, Ian

Ian Winner is a University of Arizona/College of Science Senior majoring in Astronomy. He works with Gijs Mulders from LPL on “The planet-forming environment around a young star.”