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NASA Illinois Space Grant Recipients Present Their Summer Research Projects

On August 4th, 2016 CIERA’s ISG summer researchers presented their findings to a group of faculty and peers.

The Illinois Space Grant (ISG) is an annual educational grant awarded by NASA to Northwestern University through the Illinois Space Grant Consortium to outstanding undergraduates.

This year the award allowed for seven talented new researchers to spend their summer at CIERA, working closely with an advising professor in one of several areas of space sciences and astrophysics.

Congratulations to these remarkable students on all of their hard work!


Katie Barnhart
Advisor: Mel UlmerSurface Chemistry of Semiconductor Materials that Could Make Better IR Cameras
Kyle Condron
Advisor: Mel UlmerNIAC Aperture
Alexander Gurvich
Advisor: Claude-André Faucher-GiguéreSupernova Clustering in Simulations of Isolated Galaxies
Noelle McGee
Advisor: Suzan van der LeeDetermining Mars’ Internal Composition with Models
Cobi Rabinowitz
Advisor: Mel UlmerNear-IR camera for imaging exoplanets
Newlin Weatherford
Advisor: Fred RasioCorrelating Mass Segregation and Black Hole Number in Globular Clusters