REU class of 2012

REU Students' 3-minute presentations

Jason Alonzo

Jason Alonzo

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 2014

Electrical Engineering

Mentor: Richard Quinn

"Preliminary studies for the ORganices Exposure in Orbit (OREOcube) experiment on the International Space Station"

Alex Baldwin

Alex Baldwin

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 2014

Computer Engineering

Mentor: Gerry Harp

"Better, Cleaner, Faster: Code to tackle ATA data in real time" 

Aaron Castellonos

Aaron Castellonos

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 2014

Electrical Engineering and Physics

Mentor: Gerry Harp

"Can you hear me now? Improving the ATA from telescope observations through data collection and analysis" 

Heather Chilton

Heather Chilton

California State University - Fullerton 2012

Geology and Physics

Mentor: Cynthia Phillips

"Temporal Contrast Changes in Dark Slope Streaks on Mars" 

Allyn Durbin

Allyn Durbin

Villanova University, PA, 2013

Astronomy and Astrophysics

Mentor: Adrian Brown

"Simulating snowfall: Water deposition on the martian northern ice cap" 

Rachel Harris

Rachel Harris

Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA 2014

Astrobiology

Mentor: David Des Marais / Niki Parenteau

"Hot Tub Time Machine: A glimpse into early earth habitability with acidophilic purple non-sulfur bacteria" 

Rebecca Nakaba

Rebecca Nakaba

Bennington College, Bennington, VT 2013

Astronomy, Physics

Mentor: Friedemann Freund/Richard Dahlgren

"Mysterious Current: Refinement of Rock Stress Experiments previously conducted in August 2011"

Abigail Nastan

Abigail Nastan

The University of Montana--Missoula, MT 2013

Geology

Mentor: Nathalie Cabrol

"Linking present environmental change on Earth to rapid climate change on Mars at the Noachian / Hesperian boundary: Implications for habitability"

Sarah Peacock

Sarah Peacock

University of Virginia 2013

Astronomy-Physics

Mentor: Jean Chiar

"Growing grains in the Perseus star forming region" 

Elyse Rankin-Gee

Elyse Rankin-Gee

University of California - Los Angeles 2012

Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics

Mentor: Oana Marcu

"Molecular and Biochemical Responses of Volvox Carteri to Oxidative Stress" 

Kathryn Steakley

Kathryn Steakley

University of Washington, Seattle, WA 2013

Astronomy and Physics

Mentor: Peter Jenniskens

"Meteor Showers of the February Sky" 

Ian Suzmila

Ian Szumila

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY,  2014

Physics and Geology

Mentor: Janice Bishop/Lori Fenton

"Differing Abundances of Gypsum in the primary and secondary dunes of the Martian dune field Olympia Undae"