Summer student projects: off campusbwillman | June 3, 2011
Many Haverford students are traveling the country (and world) in pursuit of astronomy this summer. I’ll introduce the students who are engaging in off-campus activities in this post, and then over the summer they will each in turn say “hi” via this blog and update us with their activities. (In a separate post, I’ll introduce my summer research group here and what they’re investigating.)
Maya Barlev (’12) – In the Netherlands working with the Universe Awareness (UNAWE) organization, supported by Haverford’s CPGC student internship program
Erin Boettcher (’12) – REU program at the American Museum of Natural History studying brown dwarfs and their spectral properties
Emily Cunningham (’12) – REU program at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory studying double quasars
Miriam Fuchs (’13) – At Boston University, supported by Haverford’s KINSC student research program, studying low mass stars
Jacob Gilbert (’12) – KNAC REU program at Swarthmore using their 24″ telescope to look for transiting planets in open star clusters
Erica Hopkins (’14) – KNAC REU program at Colgate, I think using their telescope to participate in the long-term monitoring of a quasar
Andrew Sturner (’12) – At the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, supported by Haverford’s KINSC student research program, working in their Solar Astrophysics group
Ivan Meehan, one of our astronomy majors, is also doing off campus research in a physics REU program.
Congratulations to all of these students for earning their summer positions. I can’t wait to hear what they are up to!