GSFC Summer Research Associate 2018 Presentations

Presenter: Goddard Center for Astrobiology (GCA) - NASA Astrobiology Institute
When: August 2, 2018 10AM PDT

Goddard Center for Astrobiology (GCA) – NASA Astrobiology Institute

Undergraduate Research Associates in Astrobiology: End-of Term Research Presentations

The GCA sponsors a summer program (URAA) in which talented undergraduate students conduct cutting-edge research under the direction of GCA scientist-mentors. The students present summaries of their research objectives and findings during an end-of-term session delivered both locally and over the internet to the NAI as a whole.

The Class of 2018 will present on Thursday, August 2nd at 1-2 PM EDT in Building 34, Room W130. The Agenda is given below. You are invited to attend, either locally or remotely.


Ocean Worlds Around M Stars: What to ExPECTRA

Gabrielle Suissa* (Columbia University)
Mentor: Dr. Avi Mandell

Looking for Life in Salty Environments with Nanopore Sequencing

Margaret Weng (Washington University – St. Louis)
Mentor: Dr. William Brinckerhoff

Designing a Python Module for the Calculation of Molecular Parameters and Production Rates in Comets

Giannina Guzman (Villanova University)
Mentor: Dr. Miguel de Val-Borro

Aliphatic Ring Compounds in the Interstellar Medium

Ella Mullikin* (Wellesley College)
Mentor: Dr. Reggie Hudson


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GSFC Summer Internship

  • Each year, summer interns at the NAI’s Goddard Center for Astrobiology present their work. Via collaborative technologies, they are able to present to the entire astrobiology community—adding an important dimension to their educational experience.
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