Heather Chilton, California State University, Fullerton Temporal Contrast Changes in Dark Slope Streaks on Mars Mentor: Cynthia Phillips
Elyse Rankin-Gee, UCLA Molecular and Biochemical Responses of Volvox Carteri to Oxidative Stress Mentor: Oana Marcu
Rebecca Nakaba, Bennington College, VT Mysterious Current: Refinement of Rock Stress Experiments previously conducted in August 2011 Mentors: Friedemann Freund and Robert Dahlgren
Kathryn Steakley, University of Washington, Seattle Meteor Showers of the February Sky Mentor: Peter Jenniskens
Rachel Harris, Wellesley College Hot Tub Time Machine: A glimpse into early earth habitability with acidophilic purple non-sulfur bacteria Mentors: David Des Marais and Niki Parenteau
Allyn Durbin, Villanova University Simulating snowfall: Water deposition on the martian northern ice cap Mentor: Adrian Brown
Sarah Peacock, University of Virginia Growing grains in the Perseus star forming region Mentor: Jean Chiar
Abbey Nastan, Univeristy of Montana, Missoula Linking present environmental change on Earth to rapid climate change on Mars at the Noachian / Hesperian boundary: Implications for habitability Mentor: Nathalie Cabrol
Ian Szumila, RPI Differing Abundances of Gypsum in the primary and secondary dunes of the Martian dune field Olympia Undae Mentors: Janice Bishop & Lori Fenton
Alex Baldwin, Cal Poly Pomona Better, Cleaner, Faster: Code to tackle ATA data in real time Mentor: Gerry Harp
Jason Alonzo, Cal Poly Pomona Preliminary studies for the ORganices Exposure in Orbit (OREOcube) experiment on the International Space Station Mentor: Richard Quinn
Aaron Castellanos, Cal Poly Pomona Can you hear me now? Improving the ATA from telescope observations through data collection and analysis Mentor: Gerry Harp
Wednesday, August 15 2012 - 12:00 pm, PDT
The SETI Institute has been host to a class of 'Research Experience for Undergraduates' (REU) Students for the past eight weeks. Students work with scientists at the SETI Institute and at the nearby NASA Ames Research Center on projects spanning the field of astrobiology from microbiology to planetary geology to observational astronomy.
The students presented 3-minute overviews of the work they have been doing this summer.
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