Undergraduate Interns 2018

Undergraduate Intern Advisors

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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.”

Tutors in: Math
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Wes Johnson

Wes Johnson is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Physics, Math, and Astronomy. He works with Lon Hood from the Lunar and Planetary Lab on “Solar Influences on Tropical Deep Convection and the MJO: Observational Analyses and Tests of a Proposed Mechanism.”

Tutors in: Hiking, Math, Physics
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Collin Lewin

Collin Lewin is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Physics, Math, and Astronomy. He works with Ellen Howell from the Lunar and Planetary Lab on “Spectral Analysis of Solar-type Stars.”

Tutors in: Applications, Astronomy, Math, Physics, Violin
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Emily Walla

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

Tutors in: Mechanics, Writing

Undergraduate Research Interns

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Reman Almusawi

Rema Almusawi is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Civil Engineering. She works with Eric Betterton from Hydrology and Atmsopheric Sciences on “Arsenic and Lead in Airborne Dust Associated with Mining Operations.”

Tutors in: Calculus, Tennis

Samantha Andrews

Samantha Andrews is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Astronomy and Physics. She works with Yancy Shirley from the Astronomy Department on “Deuteration in Dense Prestellar Cores.”

Adam Bauer

Adam Bauer is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Astronomy. He works with Brenda Frye from the Astronomy Department on “Analysis of a Massive Galaxy Cluster in Preparation for NASA's JWST Telescope.”

Devin Cameron

Devin Cameron is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Astronomy. He works with Dimitrios Psaltis from the Astronomy Department on “Exploring Black Holes."

Tutors in: Astronomy, Basketball, Physics
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Alexus Cazares

Alexus Cazares is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She works with Matt Goode from the School of Natural Resources and the Environment on “Effects of Urbanization on Reptiles.”

Tutors in: Biology, Bowling, Genetics
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David Chan

David Chan is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He works with Michael Parker from Rincon Research Corporation on Research and Development at Rincon Research Corporation.

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Priscilla Cortez

Priscilla Cortez is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Biology, Family Studies and Human Development. She works with Richard Michod from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology on “Changes in Phenotypic Variability During the Evolution of Multicellularity.”

Tutors in: Biology, Dance, Fitness, Organic Chemistry
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Kirk Davis

Kirk Davis is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He works with Jesse Little from the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department on “Flow Characterization of the UofA Subsonic Wind Tunnel.”

Tutors in: Aerospace Engineering, Math, Physics
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Madison Driskill

Madison Driskill is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Chemical Engineering. She works with Anthony Muscat from the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department on “Nanofabrication using self-assembled monolayers.”

Tutors in: Chemistry, Math, Physiology
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James Haner

James Haner is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mathematics. He works with Craig Stuart from the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department on “Wind tunnel experiments on high-speed boundary-layer transition.”

Tutors in: Building Planes/Rockets, Golf, Math, Statistics
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Marissa Heffernan

Marissa Heffernan is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Journalism. She works on a Science Journalism Internship with Sarah Garrecht Gassen from Arizona Daily Star.

Tutors in: Photography, Writing
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Jacklyn Higgs

Jacklyn Higgs is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering. She works with Jesse Little from the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department on “Flow Characterization of the UofA Subsonic Wind Tunnel.”

Tutors in: Calculus, Differential Equations, Math
Portrait of Diego Huerta

Diego Huerta

Diego Huerta is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Soil, Water and Environmental Science. He works with Katherine Gerst from the School of Natural Resources and the Environment on “Understanding the Drivers of Invasive Species Phenology to Inform Land Management Decision-making.”

Tutors in: Herpetology, Microbial Techniques, NEPA Regulations
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Andres Jaramillo

Andres Jaramillo is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Astronomy and Physics. He works with Dennis Zaritsky from the Astronomy Department on “The Search for Intergalactic Stellar Clusters.”

Tutors in: Computer Hardware, Music Theory, Weighlifting
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Parker Kaufmann

Parker Kaufmann is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Computer Science. She works with Vishnu Reddy from the Lunar and Planetary Lab on “Development of an Intelligent Target Prioritization System for NEO Followup.”

Tutors in: Python
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Reagan Leimbach

Reagan Leimbach is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Astronomy, Physics and Dance. She works with Chun Ly from Steward Observatory on “Recalibrating Strong-line Metallicity Diagnostics for z>1 Chemical Enrichment Studies.”

Tutors in: Astronomy, Math, Physics
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David Martin

David Martin is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Computer Science. He works with Steve Ertel from the Astronomy Department and Steward Observatory on “Hubble High Contrast Imaging of Post-AGB Stellar Environments.”

Tutors in: Math
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Treyton Moore

Treyton Moore is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mathematics. He works with Stuart Craig from the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department on “Wind Tunnel Experiments on High-speed Boundary-layer Transition.”

Tutors in: Calculus, Differential Equations, Physics
Vivian Morrison

Vivian Morrison

Vivian Morrison is a University of Arizona Sophomore majoring in Astronomy. She works with Dante Lauretta from the Lunar and Planetary Lab on “Fracture Mapping of Comet 67P Churyimov-Gerasimenko.”

Tutors in: Astronomy
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Alec Nienhauser

Alec Nienhauser is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Chemical Engineering. He works with Eduardo Saez from the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department on “Removal of Trace Organics for Water Reuse.”

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Ruby O'Brien

Ruby O'Brien is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering. She works with Eric Betterton from the Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences Department on “Arsenic and Lead in Airborne Dust Associated with Mining Operations.”

Tutors in: Calculus, Soldering
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Victor Padilla

Victor Padilla is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He works with Stuart Craig from the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department on “Wind Tunnel Experiments on High-speed Boundary-layer Transition.”

Tutors in: Math, Video Games
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Dominic Sanchez

Dominic Sanchez is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Optical Science. He works with Jordan Stone from the Astronomy Department on “Finding Planets with Confidence: Empirical Noise Distributions for the LMIRCam Adaptive Optics Image.”

Tutors in: MatLab, Optics, SolidWorks, Zemax
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Cathryn Sephus

Cathryn Sephus is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She works with Betul Kacar from the Molecular and Cellular Biology and Astronomy Departments on “Utilizing contemporary biology to reconstruct ancient biosignatures.”

Tutors in: Biology, Studio Art
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Madison Walder

Madison Walder is a University of Arizona Junior majoring in Astronomy. She works with Andrea Banzatti from the Lunar and Planetary Lab on "High-resolution spectroscopy to study the evolution of exoplanet-forming disks.”

Tutors in: Astronomy, Calculus, French
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Steven Zhou-Wright

Steven Zhou-Wright is a University of Arizona Senior majoring in Astronomy. He works with David Sand from the Astronomy Department on “Explosion Physica and Progenitors from a Sub-Day Cadence Supernova Search.”

Tutors in: Chinese, Drawing, Writing