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Jake Montgomery


Jake Montgomery Education: B.S. Physics, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2019 Research Interest: characteristics of magnetic reconnection at Jupiter’s dawn magnetopause Fun Facts: I was born with 6 toes on one foot I played baseball for 14 years

Jake Montgomery2020-09-21T19:17:57+00:00

Jared Schroeder


Jared Schroeder Education: B.S. Physics, Eastern Illinois University, 2020 Research Interests: Asteroids/Comets, Planetary Science, Exoplanets

Jared Schroeder2020-09-21T19:17:12+00:00

Kylie Sullivan


Kylie Sullivan Education: BS in Physics, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2020 Research Interests: Space weather Plasma environment analysis Fun Facts: I have produced 2 full length musicals (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Carrie). I have lived (briefly) in 2 other countries (England and Switzerland).

Kylie Sullivan2020-09-21T19:16:24+00:00

Bereket Mamo


Education: B.A. in Biology; minors in Physics and Math, Augustana University, 2016 M.Sc. in Physics, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2020 Research Interests: Spectrophotometry of planetary surfaces Fun Fact: Formula 1 enthusiast

Bereket Mamo2020-09-18T18:18:50+00:00

Gregory Kayl


Education: BS Physics minor in astronomy at UTSA in 2020 Research Interest: Solar and Stellar Physics Fun Facts: I like to code, read, and play basketball. I also enjoy outdoor activities and other sports.

Gregory Kayl2020-09-18T18:18:58+00:00

Jephthah O. Akene


Jephthah Akene Education: B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University, Class of 2017 Research Interest: Ultraviolet and Infrared detectors for spacecraft systems. Gas- Surface interactions at airless bodies In-situ resource utilization methods for the potential colonization of our moon, mars and habitable planets yet to be discovered. Publications: A solid-state, open-system, differential calorimeter. Fun Facts: I develop blockchain smart contracts and decentralized applications on the Ethereum and Tezos blockchains. Currently developing cross chain communication protocols between Ethereum and Tezos blockchains. I write educational blogs on all things blockchain

Jephthah O. Akene2020-09-18T18:19:07+00:00

David Gomez


Education: B.A. in Astronomy and Physics (it's one degree) from Boston University, graduated Spring 2019 Research interests: Planetary Atmospheres, Evolution, and Formation Fun Facts: Amateur Jazz Pianist I've built lots of things out of wood from scratch

David Gomez2020-09-18T18:18:42+00:00

Michael Velez


Michael Velez Education: Cornell University 2019 B.A. Physics w/ Concentration in Astronomy Minor in Computer Science Research Interest: Planetary Science Exoplanets Thesis Advisor: Kurt Retherford Fun Fact: Avid Sports Fan

Michael Velez2020-09-21T18:09:18+00:00

Michael Starkey


Michael Starkey Education: B.S. Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin, 2015 Research Interest: Magnetospheric physics Particle acceleration mechanisms in shocks Thesis Advisor: Mihir Desai

Michael Starkey2020-09-21T18:09:36+00:00

Sam Slocum


Sam Slocum Education: BA in Chemistry from OLLU (1996), BS in Mathematics from UTSA (2010) Research Interests: Type IIn Supernovae and Machine Learning Fun Fact(s): I enjoy martial arts and have a black belt in both Kenseido and Northern Shaolin Kung-fu.

Sam Slocum2020-09-18T18:06:41+00:00

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