Undergraduate Interns 2017

Undergraduate Intern Advisors

Marcos De Rose

Marcos De Rose

Marcos De Rose is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Aerospace Engineering. He works with Jesse Little from AME on “Shock boundary layer interaction.”

Tutors in: Calculus, Linear Algebra, Physics
Pascale, Massimo

Massimo Pascale

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

Tutors in: Astronomy, Math, Physics
Pham, ViAnn

ViAnn Pham

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 “Single Atom Catalysis.”

Tutors in: Linear Algebra, Statistics

Undergraduate Research Interns

Muneeb Ahmed

Muneeb Ahmed

Muneeb Ahmed is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Computer Engineering. He works with Timothy Swindle from the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory on “Space Rocks in the Desert: Watching the Sky Over Southern Arizona for Meteorite-dropping Fireballs.”

Hannah Ambrose

Hannah Ambrose is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Astronomy. She works with Gijs Mulders from LPL on “The fraction of stars with earth-sized planets in the habitable zone.”

David Araiza

David Araiza

David Araiza is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Civil Engineering. He works with Thomas Meixner from Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences on “Quantifying Green Infrastructure Implementation in Tucson , AZ.”

Clarisa Avalos

Clarisa Avalos

Clarisa Avalos is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Environmental Science. She works with Rachel Gallery from the School of Natural Resources and the Environment on “Integrating Image Spectroscopy ad Microbial Biogeochemistry to Analyze Woody Shrub Encroachment.”

Brandon Bass

Brandon Bass

Brandon Bass is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He works with Jordan Stone from Astronomy on “Understanding the Best Way to Use LMIRCam in Planet Imaging Mode.”

Joel Berkson

Joel Berkson

Joel Berkson is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Optical Sciences and Engineering. He works with Dae Wook Kim from the College of Optical Sciences on “Deflectometry-based Simultaneous Alignment System for Segmented Optical Systems.”

Brendan Bogar

Brendan Bogar

Brendan Bogar is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He works with Chris Okubo from U.S. Geological Survey on “Monitoring for recent tectonic activity on Mars.”

Guiatango Bonsa

Guiatango Bonsa

Guiatango Bonsa is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Chemistry and Biochemistry. He works with Guillermo E. Ponce-Campos from USDA-ARS on “Use of remote sensing data to get estimates of above-ground net primary production for the U.S..”

Alexander Brooks

Alexander Brooks

Alexander Brooks is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He works with Wolfgang Fink from ECE, BME, SIE, AME @ University of Arizona on “Autonomous robotic exploration of planetary surfaces.”

Jenny Calahan

Jenny Calahan

Jenny Calahan is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Astronomy. She works with Yancy Shirley from Astronomy on “Infall in Massive Starless Clump Candidates.”

Claire Cook

Claire Cook

Claire Cook is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Astronomy and Mathematics. She works with Shane Byrne from the Lunar and Planetary Lab on “Searching for ice in the southern hemisphere of Mars using radar.”

Fernando Coronado

Fernando Coronado

Fernando Coronado is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Engineering. He works with Christopher Walker from Astronomy on “TeraHertz Astronomy from the Edge of Space.”

Olivia Cote

Olivia Cote

Olivia Cote is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Electrical Engineering. She works with Steve Kukolich from Chemistry and Biochemistry on “Electronic circuits and Computer Programs for  Microwave Spectrometers.”

Gage Driscoll

Gage Driscoll

Gage Driscoll is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in College of Engineering. He works with Jeffrey Kargel from Hydrology & Atmospheric Sciences on “Cryosphere-associated minerals in saline lakes on Earth as analogs of ancient Martian lakebeds.”

Victor Estrada

Victor Estrada

Victor Estrada is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He works with Yitshak Zohar from Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering on “Diffusion of biospecies in a lung-on-a-chip model.”

Gisselle Gonzalez

Gisselle Gonzalez

Gisselle Gonzalez is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Biomedical Engineering. She works with Anthony Muscat from the Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering on “Single Atom Catalysis.”

Rachel Hamilton

Rachel Hamilton

Rachel Hamilton is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. She works with Jeffrey Fehmi from School of Natural Resources on “Distribution, fate, and consequences of terrestrial plastic micro-particles.”

Adolfo Herrera

Adolfo Herrera

Adolfo Herrera is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He works with Eleonora Demaria from the USDA-ARS Southwest Watershed Research Center on “Precipitation characteristics in a semi-arid environment with high resolution satellite products.”

Mackenzie James

Mackenzie James

Mackenzie James is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Astronomy. She works with Jinyoung Serena Kim from Astronomy on “Searching for Photoevaporating Protoplanetary Disks In Vicinity of Young Massive Stars.”

Meghna Jayaraman

Meghna Jayaraman

Meghna Jayaraman is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Biomedical Engineering. She works with Jennifer Koevary from Biomedical Engineering on “Degradation of Polymeric Materials for Multi-use and Re-use.”

Wes Johnson

Wes Johnson

Wes Johnson is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Physics, Math, and Astronomy. He works with Lon Hood from the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory on “Solar Influences on Tropical Deep Convection and the MJO”

Collin Lewin

Collin Lewin

Collin Lewin is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics. He works with Ellen Howell from Planetary Sciences on “Spectral Analysis of Solar-type Stars.”

Katherina Marchese

Katherina Marchese

Katherina Marchese is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She works with Dante Lauretta from LPL on “Survey of Carbonaceous Chondrite Matrices with Applications to OSIRIS-REx.”

Abdullah Matalgah

Abdullah Matalgah

Abdullah Matalgah is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Chemical Engineering. He works with Reyes Sierra-Alvarez from Chemical and Environmental Engineering on “Anaerobic Ammonium Oxidation (Anammox) for Mainstream Nitrogen Removal.”

Scott McKinley

Scott McKinley

Scott McKinley is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Physics and Astronomy. He works with Chun Ly from Steward Observatory on “Recalibrating Strong-line Metallicity Diagnostics for z~1 Chemical Enrichment Studies.”

Tutors in: Astronomy, Math, Physics
Corey Miner

Corey Miner

Corey Miner is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Computer Engineering. He works with Michael Parker from Rincon Research Corp. on “Parker's IRAD, Rincon Research Corp.”

Adriana Mitchell

Adriana Mitchell

Adriana Mitchell is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Engineering. She works with Vishnu Reddy from the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory on “Physical Characterization of Small Near-Earth Asteroids.”

Michael Nathanson

Michael Nathanson

Michael Nathanson is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He works with Jesse Little from AME on “Effects of unsteady motion on separation and separation control.”

Jessica Peebles

Jessica Peebles

Jessica Peebles is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering. She works with Kimberly Ogden from Chemical Engineering on “Production of food and fuel from microalgae for space applications or colonization of mars..”

Miguel Pena

Miguel Pena

Miguel Pena is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Department of Biomedical Engineering. He works with Minkyu Kim from Materials Science and Engineering / Biomedical Engineering on “Development of Biopolymer Materials as Countermeasures Against Broad-Spectrum Pathogens.”

Alex Stoken

Alex Stoken

Alex Stoken is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Physics, Economics, and Mathematics. He works with Erich Varnes from Physics on “Search for Vector-Like Quarks at the Large Hadron Collider.”

Max von Hippel

Max von Hippel

Max von Hippel is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Mathematics. He works with Christopher Harig from Geosciences on “Long-term and inter-annual mass changes in the Iceland ice cap determined from GRACE gravity.”

Emily Walla

Emily Walla

Emily Walla is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Physics and Astronomy. She works with Daniel Stolte from University Communications on “Science Communication Internship.”