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LPI Welcomes 2008 Summer Interns

June 2, 2008

LPI Summer Intern Program 2008The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) is pleased to announce the arrival of the 2008 class of summer interns. The LPI’s highly competitive intern program offers undergraduates the opportunity to experience cutting-edge research in lunar and planetary science, working one-on-one with scientists at the LPI and the NASA Johnson Space Center. This year’s program will run from June 2 through August 8. The 12 students below were selected from an applicant pool of nearly 200 students, and we welcome them to the Institute as they begin what promises to be a very rewarding summer!

The application deadline for next year’s program will be in January 2009. We will begin accepting applications in the fall. For more information about the program, visit the summer intern Web page.


Student:  David Baker, St. Lawrence University
Advisor:  Dr. Carl Allen (JSC)

Student:  Ana Cernok, University of Vienna
Advisors:  Dr. David Kring (LPI)

Student:  Elizabeth Frank, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Advisors:  Dr. David Kring (LPI)

Student:  Miriam Galeneas, University of Missouri–Columbia
Advisors:  Dr. John Jones (JSC)

Student:  Tiffany Kataria, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Advisor:  Dr. Essam Heggy (LPI)

Student:  Mairi Litherland, Rice University
Advisor:  Dr. Pat McGovern (LPI)

Student:  Ayesha Mahmud, Carleton College
Advisor:  Dr. Julie Moses (LPI)

Student:  Kristin Rahilly, Smith College
Advisors:  Dr. Allan Treiman (LPI)

Student:  Emily Smith, Georgia State University
Advisor:  Dr. John Lindsay (LPI)

Student:  Aubrey Sperier, Baylor University
Advisor:  Dr. Julie Moses (LPI)

Student:  Justin Wood, Rutgers University
Advisors:  Dr. Justin Filiberto (LPI)

Student:  Jordan Yozzo, University of Tulsa
Advisors:  Dr. Michelle Kirchoff (LPI)

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Last updated June 2, 2008