2011 Annual Science Report
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Icy Worlds Reporting | SEP 2010 – AUG 2011
EPO Activity: Icy Worlds E/PO: Summer Interns
Several members of the Icy Worlds NAI team had summer interns in 2011:
Kevin Hand had two interns: Andrew Park, a sophomore at Brown University who returned to JPL for his third summer this year, and Tom Nordheim, a first year graduate student at University College London.
Jason Goodman had one student (Ethan Levien, a Wheaton undergraduate) working for him this summer. Ethan and a second student (Scott Tarlow) also worked with Jason over the fall term.
Paul Johnson had several interns:
Dawn Lipscomb (University of Texas, San Antonio); 09/2010-12/2010, co-author on manuscript submitted to Astrobiology.
Diana Bolser (University of Missouri); 01/24/2011-05/06/2011, co-author on 1 peer reviewed publication, went on to graduate school in chemistry and the University of Arizona
Sky Beard (Purdue University), 06/2011-08/2011,went on to graduate school in planetary science and the University of Arizona.
Rebecca Silva (University of Texas, Brownsville); 09/2011-12/2011 Presentations (EPO related) P. V. Johnson, Astrobiology of Icy Worlds: Photochemistry of Planetary Ices. Physic Colloquium (MH 606), California State University, Fullerton, California, October 14, 2011.
Steve Vance had two graduate students as summer interns: Patricia Gavin, a now-fourth-year student from the University of Arkansas, supported by the Europa Flagship Mission Study, who studied simulations of hydrothermal interactions for understanding Europa’s ocean.
Aomawa Shields, a now-third-year student from the University of Washington, supported by Space Grant and Icy Worlds, who studied the effect of temperature on the formation of proto-biotic cell membrane materials.
John Priscu had two undergradaute summer interns working on NAI-funded work: Hayden Wilson and Paloma Lopez (Paloma is from Mexico City and was funded from a MARC grant he received from UC Santa Cruz).