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LPI Welcomes 2006 Summer Interns

The LPI is pleased to announce the arrival of the 2006 class of summer interns. The LPI’s intern program offers undergraduates the opportunity to experience cutting-edge research in the planetary sciences, working one-on-one with scientists at the LPI and the NASA Johnson Space Center. This year’s program will run from June 5 through August 11.

The application deadline for next year’s program will be in January 2007. We will begin accepting applications in the fall. For more information about the program, visit the summer intern Web page.

2006 LPI SUMMER INTERNS:

Student:  Erica Browning, Mount Holyoke College
Project:  “The Cambrian Carbon Isotope Record”
Advisor:  Dr. John Lindsay (LPI)

Student:  Daniel Card, University of Manitoba
Project:  “Finite Difference Time Domain Simulations to Support Radar Sounding Investigations in the Martian Polar Terrains”
Advisors:  Dr. Steve Clifford and Dr. Essam Heggy (LPI)

Student:  Melanie Channon, Arizona State University
Project:  “Investigations of Early Earth Differentiation by High Pressure-Temperature Phase Equilibria of Natural Materials”
Advisors:  Dr. Lisa Danielson and Dr. Kevin Righter (JSC)

Student:  Mohammed El Younsi, University of Bordeaux
Project:  “Parametric Electromagnetic Characterization of Ice-Dust Mixtures to Support the MARSIS Data Analysis of the Mars Polar Layered Deposits”
Advisors:  Dr. Essam Heggy and Dr. Steve Clifford (LPI)

Student:  Joshua Garber, University of Texas at Austin
Project:  “Investigations of Early Earth Differentiation by High Pressure-Temperature Phase Equilibria of Natural Materials”
Advisors:  Dr. Lisa Danielson and Dr. Kevin Righter (JSC)

Student:  Patricia Hredzak, Chatham College
Project:  “Synthesis of Carbonates under Martian Conditions — An Isotopic and Mineralogic Study”
Advisors:  Dr. Paul Niles and Dr. Rick Socki (JSC)

Student:  Michael Mendenhall, Washington University, St. Louis
Project:  “Automated Detection and Characterization of Martian Craters Using Topography Data”
Advisor:  Dr. Tomasz Stepinski (LPI)

Student:  Kristen Paris, State University of New York at Buffalo
Project:  “Mars Science Laboratory 2009 — Landing Site Selection for the Next Mars Rover”
Advisors:  Dr. Carlton Allen and Dr. Dorothy Oehler (JSC)

Student:  Margaret Rosenburg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Project:  “The Role of Ballistically Emplaced Impact Ejecta as a Resurfacing Agent on Mars”
Advisor:  Dr. Walter Kiefer (LPI)

Student:  Mary Rumpf, State University of New York at Buffalo
Project:  “Flexural Stresses, Tectonics, and Magma Ascent at Large Volcanoes on Venus”
Advisor:  Dr. Pat McGovern (LPI)

Student:  Stephen Seddio, University of Rochester
Project:  “Doublet and Elliptical Craters on Ganymede”
Advisor:  Dr. Paul Schenk (LPI)

Student:  Annie Schneider, Ohio Wesleyan University
Project:  “Geochemical and Statistical Study of Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer and Mössbauer Spectrometer Data on Martian Rocks and Soils”
Advisor:  Dr. David Mittlefehldt (JSC)

Last updated July 18, 2006