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2016 CIERA REU Student Cohort

We had approximately 480 applications from across the country for the 9 spots in our 2016 CIERA REU program! Below you will find information about these very talented students who spent the 2016 summer with us.


Please click on each student's name to visit their research website, which they each developed during their REU to present their research projects.

2016 CIERA REU cohort. (Click picture for larger image)
Name Undergraduate
Institution
Major Year of
Study
REU Advisor Project Title
Bustos Joseph Arroyo Illinois Institute Of Technology Physics,
Astrophysics
Junior Dr. Eric Dahl Simulating Xenon Bubble Chambers for Dark Matter Detection
Chu Valerie Becker Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Physics Sophomore Dr. David Meyer HST STIS Observations of Interstellar Chlorine
Cangi Michael Bueno Haverford College Astrophysics Sophomore Dr. Shane Larson Multi-Messenger Astronomy: White Dwarf Binaries, LISA and GAIA
Khan Josh Fuhrman Carnegie Mellon University Mechanical Engineering,
Physics
Junior Dr. Fred Rasio Exploring Sources of Gravitational Waves from Star Cluster Dynamics
Leonard Beverly Lowell Illinois Institute of Technology Astrophysics Junior Dr. André de Gouvea Understanding the Earth's Composition through Neutrino Oscillations
Markwardt Lupe MacIntosh Harvey Mudd College Physics,
Mathematics
Sophomore Dr. Mel Ulmer An Automated Census Of Variable X-Ray Objects in the Direction of Clusters of Galaxies
Parks Noah Rivera California State University, San Bernardino Physics,
Computer Science
Junior Dr. Michael Schmitt Exoplanet Transit Analysis of KIC 8462852
Sanders Abraham Teklu Oregon State University Physics Sophomore Dr. Alvin Bayliss How Does Mathematics Describe Life?
Setiawan Yuqi Yun Duke University Physics,
Mathematics
Sophomore Dr. Vicky Kalogera A Fast Method to Predict Distributions of Binary Black Hole Masses with Gaussian Process Regression

Additional Student Sites

Name Undergraduate
Institution
Major Year of
Study
Advisor Project Title
David Rice Northwestern University Integrated Science,
Physics & Astronomy,
Earth & Planetary Science
Senior Dr. Jason H. Steffen Planetary System Instability
Laura Malis Adlai E. Stevenson High School Sophomore Dr. Aaron M. Geller Sub-subgiants within Kepler Data