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Graduate Fellowship Recipients

2019-2020

  • Russell Callahan
    Feedbacks between vegetation, climate, lithology, and subsurgace weathering in the southern Sierra Nevada, CA
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Cliff Riebe
  • Amy Cavanaugh
    Spectral Properties of Quasars
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Michael Brotherton
  • Coltin Grasmick
    Estimating liquid water content from airborne Ka band and W band radars
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Bart Geerts
  • Brandon Hays
    Mutualism Disruption by an Invasive Species: Measuring Ant-Elephant Induced Shifts in Savanna Tree Cover
    M.S. Candidate, Department of Zoology & Physiology, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Jacob Goheen
  • Jordan Schulte
    Detached Eddy Simulation Verification and Validation for Turbulent Wall-Modeled Cases
    M.S. Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Michael Stollinger
  • Veronica Spaulding
    Self-Assembling Heterogenous COF for Gas Separations
    M.S. Candidate, Department of Chemistry, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. John Hoberg
  • Alice Stears
    How will terrestrial grassland ecosystems respond to extreme weather events?
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Botany, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Daniel Laughlin

2018-2019

  • Ellen Aikens
    Surfing the green wave in a changing environment: Investigating the impact of drought on the foraging benefit of migration
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Zoology & Physiology, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Matthew Kaufman
  • Mitchell Anderson
    Cyclic Loading of NiTiPt Shape Memory Alloys
    M.S. Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Carl Frick
  • Andrea Creighton
    Drivers and implications of sub-lake permafrost thaw related to a changing climate
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Andrew Parsekian
  • Donna Drogos
    Microbiology of Extreme Environments: Deep Groundwater in Unconventional Reservoirs in Wyoming
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Michael Urynowicz
  • Jessica Rick
    Biodiversity in a changing world: United paleoecological and genomic perspectives to understand environmental change
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Botany, Program in Ecology, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Catherine Wagner
  • Jordan Turner
    Linking Stellar Clusters to Dust Emission in Nearby Galaxies
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Daniel Dale

2017-2018

  • Kristina Harkins
    Determining Drivers of Mammalian Community Diversity in Sagebrush Ecosystems
    M.S. Candidate, Department of Zoology & Physiology, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Merav Ben-David
  • Joshua Heiner
    Modeling Application of a Quantum Mechanical Spin 1/2 Particle Using a Highly Complicated Dirven Nonlinear Dissipative Semi-classical Model
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. David Thayer
  • Noah Hull
    Validation of Ante-Mortem Samples on a Novel Diagnostic Assay for Food Security and Safety of Long-Term Space Expeditions
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Brant Schumaker
  • Samuel Pasco
    Using Raman Spectroscopy to Characterize Ice Adhesion on Aircraft Surfaces
    M.S. Candidate, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. William Rice
  • Lauren Stanton
    Do Bright Lights and Big Cities Require Bright Minds and Big Brains? Advancing technology to evaluate wildlife cognition and urban adaptability
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Zoology & Physiology, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Sarah Benson-Amram
  • Jessica Sutter
    Using the [CII] 158 micron Line as a Tracer of Star Formation in Galaxies Near and Far
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Daniel Dale

2016-2017

  • Christine Bell
    Investigating the current distribution of the declining western bumble bee, Bombus occidentalis, in Wyoming
    MS Candidate, Wyoming Natural Diversity Database, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Lusha Tronstad
  • Matthew Dunlop
    Platinum Isotope Characteristics of PT-Bearing Ores and Genetic Implications
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Michael Cheadle
  • Daniel Harris
    Doped Iron Carbides and Nitrides as a Catalyst for Fuel Cell Applications
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemistry, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Brian Leonard
  • Abigail Hoffman
    Understanding drivers of small-scale spatial variation in the amount and source of nitrogen deposition in Grand Teton National Park
    MS Candidate, Department of Botany, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. David Williams
  • Michelle Mason
    The Master Quasar Catalog of Near-Infrared Spectra: Unlocking the Secrets of Galaxy Evolution in the Early Universe
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Michael Brotherton
  • Jacob Weber
    New Polyaromatic Materials for Electronic Applications
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemistry, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Edward Clennan
  • Henry Wladkowski
    Developing Aligned Metallic Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube-Aerogel Materials for Extremely Lightweight Electromagnetic Interference Applications
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. William Rice
  • Andrew Yost
    Investigation of Manganese Doping Effects on Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells by Laser Enhanced Low Temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. TeYu Chien

2015-2016

  • William Chick
    A Novel Measurement of Stellar Mass Loss for Nature’s Most Massive Stars
    PhD Candidate. Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Henry Kobulnicky
  • Katherine Foster
    Black and Brown Carbon – Constraining Optical Properties for Integration Into Climate Models
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Shane Murphy
  • Brandon Overstreet
    Safeguarding streams from the sky: Advancing remote sensing science to support river management
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geography, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Carl Legleiter
  • James Thode
    Palladium Deposited Metal Carbides as Highly Effective Direct Alcohol Fuel Cell Catalysts
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemistry, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Brian Leonard

2014-2015

  • Charlotte Gabrielsen
    From the Field to Space:  Modeling Wetland Ephermerality and Biodiversity in the Context of Climate Change
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Ecosystem Science & Management, University of Wyoming
    Advisor:  Dr. Melanie Murphy
  • Brett Jesmer
    Using Remotely-sensed Data to Link Plant Phenology with Migration, Energy Reserves and Reproduction in a Large Herbivore
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Zoology & Physiology, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Jacob Goheen
  • David Kasper
    The Discovery of Extra-Solar Planets by Transit Detections
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming
    Advisor:  Dr. Hannah Jang-Condell
  • Blake Osborn
    The Legacy of Pleistocene Glaciation on Soil Conditions and Productivity of a Rocky Mountain Conifer Forest
    MS Candidate, Department of Ecosystem Science & Management, University of Wyoming
    Advisor:  Dr. David Williams
  • Roby Velez
    Developing More Autonomous Space Exploration Robots via Modualar Learning
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Computer Science, University of Wyoming
    Advisor:  Dr. Jeff Clune

2013-2014

  • Tyler Brown
    Igneous rock fabrics, magma system dynamics, and ocean crustal genesis
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Michael Cheadle
  • Paige Copenhaver
    The influence of competitive interactions on future distribution of Rocky mountain conifers under novel climate conditions
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Botany, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Dan Tinker
  • Anne-Marie Hodge
    Projecting Effects of Climate Change on Mesopredator Release in Rangeland Ecosystems
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Zoology & Physiology, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Jacob Goheen
  • Claire Lukens
    Spatial variation in the grain size and flux of sediment produced in steep mountain catchments
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Cliff Riebe
  • Olivia Nater
    Pollination under threat: How will climate change and neonicotinoid insecticides affect bee-plant mutualisms?
    MS Candidate, Department of Zoology & Physiology, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Michael Dillon

2012-2013

  • Jorden Hayes
    Water storage and weathering in the southern Sierra critical zone from seismic waveform tomography
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geology & Geophyics, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. W. Steven Holbrook
  • Craig Hossfeld
    Robust Sub-Millimeter Pillar Arrays for Dry Adhesion Applications
    MS Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Carl Frick
  • Allison Louthan
    The relative importance of abiotic and biotic factors in setting species’ range limits
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Zoology & Physiology, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Daniel Doak
  • Jeremiah Marsicek
    Examining past abrupt climate changes: a long-term context for understanding current and future climate trends
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Bryan Shuman
  • David Reed
    Implementing Bayesian Approaches to Incorporate Canopy Gaps in Models of Carbon and Water Cycling
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Botany, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Brent Ewers
  • Shawn Staudaher
    The Mystery of Galaxy Outer Disk Formation
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming
    Advisor:  Dr. Daniel Dale

2011-2012

  • Jacob Carnes
    The magmatic history of the Dufek large Mafic Intrusion, Antarctica
    MS Candidate, Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming
    Advisor:  Dr. Michael Cheadle
  • Reilly Dibner
    Do biologically generated spatial patterns promote ecosystem stability and augment resilience to disturbance?
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Zoology & Physiology, University of Wyoming
    Advisor:  Dr. Daniel Doak
  • Brady Foreman
    Fluvial Response To The Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming
    Advisor:  Dr. Paul Heller
  • Jessie Runnoe
    Exploring the Next Generation of Quasar Spectral Engergy Distributions
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming
    Advisor:  Dr. Michael Brotherton

2010-2011

  • David Cook
    Comparison of Star Cluster Ages with Star Formation Histories in Nearby Dwarf Galaxies
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming
    Advisor:  Dr. Daniel Dale
  • Kerry Cutler
    The Distribution and Contributions to Ecosystem Structure of Biological Soil Crusts in the Sagebrush Steppe Ecosystem: Implications for Carbon Budgets and Impacts of Human Activities
    MS Candidate, Department of Zoology & Physiology, University of Wyoming
    Advisor:  Dr. Dan Doak
  • Levi Lowder
    Domesticating Algae:  Engineering Auto-flocculation in Chlamydomonas reinartdtii
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Wyoming
    Advisor:  Dr. Stephen Herbert
  • Michael Lundquist
    Spectroscopic Study of the Early Evolution of Classic Novae
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming
    Advisor:  Dr. Henry Kolbulnicky   
  • Trent Mankowski
    Building Wyoming’s Capacity for Secondary School Space Science Instruction
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Education & SMTC, University of Wyoming
    Advisor:  Dr. Tim Slater   
  • Lynn Moore
    Phenology as an Integrator of Climate Change in the Shortgrass Steppe
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Botany & Ecology, University of Wyoming
    Advisor:  Dr. William Lauenroth
  • Virginia Schmit
    Development of Sepctroscopically Bright Gold Nanoparticle Reporters to Detect Life Precursors
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemistry, University of Wyoming
    Advisor:  Dr. Keith Carron
  • Nicole Schoolmeesters
    Cooling history of the Atlantis Massif and Kane Oceanic Core Complex at the slow-spreading Mid-Atlantic Ridge
    MS Candidate, Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming
    Advisor:  Dr. Michael Cheadle

2009-2010

  • Michael Alexander
    Do massive stars trigger new waves of star formation?
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Henry Kobulnicky
  • Thomas Andretta
    New insights into orographic precipitation in the western United States using new-generation multichannel passive and active microwave satellites
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Bart Geerts
  • Michael DiPompeo
    Radio astronomy and polarized light: the keys to unlocking the orientation of high velocity outflows in quasars
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Michael Brotherton
  • Sharon Kettwich
    Laboratory based infrared spectroscopic measurements of solid hydrogen to determine astronomical relevance
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemistry, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. David Anderson
  • Trent Mankowski
    Building Wyoming’s Capacity for Secondary School Space Science Instruction
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Education/SMTC, University of Wyoming
    Advisor:  Dr. Tim Slater
  • John Whiteman
    Insights into space medicine from polar bears and insights into global climate change from the Arctic
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Zoology & Physiology, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Hank Harlow

2008-2009

  • Daniel Kiminki
    Massive Binary Stars as a Probe of Massive Star Formation
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Henry Kobulnicky
  • Benjamin Koch
    Improving predictions of carbon cycling in ecosystems: Quantifying non-consumptive interactions
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Zoology & Physiology, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Robert Hall
  • Jake Marson
    Re-evaluation of the N.W. corner of the Storegga Slide headwall through interpretation of seismic data
    MS Candidate, Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. W. Steven Holbrook
  • Stephanie Peek
    Evaluating the impact of climate change on nutrient cycling across the Eocene-Oligocene Boundary.
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Mark Clementz
  • Paul Ridel
    Ceria-supported Metal Catalysts for Water-gas Shift Reaction in Fuel Cell Applications
    (Funded through a Faculty Research Grant)
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemistry, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Jing Zhou
  • Matthew Salava
    Using spatial decision support systems to integrate visual and environmental consideration for visual resource management
    MS Candidate, Department of Geography, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Steven Prager

2007-2008

  • Julia Angstmann
    Using Landsat ETM+ to Separate and Quantify the Influence of Well- and Poorly-Drained Soils on Water Cycles of Boreal Ecosystems
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Botany, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Brent Ewers
  • Elizabeth Hajek
    Avulsion clusters in ancient and experimental alluvial basins
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Paul Heller
  • Daniel Jones
    An analysis of the importance of arc accretion to the Paleoproterozoic growth of the northern Colorado province
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Arthur Snoke
  • Carolynn Moore
    Calibration of Star Formation Rate Indicators Spanning the Latter Half of the Age of the Universe
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Daniel Dale
  • Ryan Morgan
    Volcanic Activity on Io: A Study of Volatile Effects on Thermal Processes and Spectral Properties
    MS Candidate, Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Robert Howell
  • James Zier
    Modeling the effects of climate change on amphibian breeding habitat in a kettle pond ecosystem, Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department. of Botany, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Stephen Jackson

2006-2007

  • Kay Achenbach
    Mantle Flow Beneath Mid-Ocean Ridges
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Michael J. Cheadle
  • Eric Anderson
    Integrating satellite-monitored movements, remote sensing of habitat, and surface-based observations to assess impacts of changes in coastal regions on declining sea ducks.
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Zoology & Physiology, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. James Lovvorn
  • Katie Greller
    Mechanisms of nitrogen conservation in a small mammal hibernator during periods of protein scarcity and hibernation
    M.S. Candidate, Department of Zoology & Physiology, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Hank Harlow
  • Christopher Rodgers
    Star Formation Histories of Milky Way Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies using the Red Giant Branch
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Ron Canterna
  • Karl Taboga
    Structural Controls on Recharge Distribution in a Mountain Front Aquifer
    M.S. Candidate, Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Carrick Eggleston
  • Melissa Thompson
    Quantifying Effects of Spatial Variability on Scaling Vegetation Cover from Plots to Regions in a Sagebrush Ecosystem
    M.S. Candidate, Department of Botany, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Brent Ewers
  • Elizabeth Wilson
    Scales of Seafloor Roughness and Their Effects on Ocean Mixing Using Seismic Oceanography.
    M.S. Candidate, Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. W. Steven Holbrook

2005-2006

  • Tracey Baldyga
    Estimating the effects of land cover misclassification derived from remotely sensed imagery on distributed hydrologic models
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Renewable Resources, University of Wyoming
    Advisors: Dr. Scott Miller
  • Meagan Bayless
    Biomass and carbon flux assessment and modeling for a chronosequence of an Artemisia tridentate (mountain big sagebrush) ecosystem in Wyoming
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Botany, University of Wyoming
    Advisors: Drs. Brent Ewers and Elise Pendall
  • Hannah Griscom
    Land cover and hydrolic assessment of the Upper Luvuvhu & Shingwedzi Watersheds, South Africa: Steps towards integrated catchment management
    M.S. Candidate, Department of Renewable Resources, University of Wyoming
    Advisors: Dr. Scott Miller
  • Josef Pohl
    Formalizing & Reasoning about trees, graphs, and purely functional data structures
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Computer Science, University of Wyoming
    Advisors: Dr. James Caldwell

2004-2005

  • Jonathon Adelman
    Quantifying Spatial Variability in Forest Function Along Environmental Gradients: Coupling Large and Small Scales Using Remote Sensing and Geostatistics
    M.S. Candidate, Department of Botany, University of Wyoming
    Advisors: Dr. Brent Ewers
  • Joshua Schwartz
    Crystal Evolution at Slow-Spreading Mid-Ocean Ridges, Atlantis Bank, Southwest Indian Ridge
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming
    Advisors: Dr. Barbara John
  • Brian Uzpen
    Spitzer Space Telescope Search for Circumstellar Disks Around Main-Sequence Stars
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department. of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming
    Advisors: Dr. Henry Kobulnicky

2003-2004

  • Christopher Borman
    Biogeochemical Cycling of Iron and Manganese in Thermocide Aquatic Environments; A Link to the Prehistory of Microbial Evolution
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemistry, University of Wyoming
    Advisors: Dr. Patrick Sullivan, Dr. Patricia Colberg
  • Susan Frost
    Decomposition of Images by Smoothness
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Mathematics, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Farad Jafari
  • Laura Hudson
    Dendroclimatic reconstruction and stable isotope analysis using limber pine (Pinus flexilis): a pilot study to assess drought within the North Platte watershed of Wyoming
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Botany, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Elise Pendall
  • Daniel Kiminki
    Uncovering Massive Close Binary Populations
    M.S. Candidate, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Henry Kobulnicky
  • Elena Miranda
    Structural Evolution of Gabbroic Rocks, Atlantis Bank, Southwest Indian Ridge
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geology, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Barbara John

2002-2003

  • Joseph Bump
    Small-scale Dynamics of Sea Ice in the Bering Sea: A Remote Sensing and Numerical Model Investigation
    M.S. Candidate, Department of Zoology & Physiology, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. James Lovvorn
  • Clark Cotton
    Influence of Hibernation Opiates on Muscle Atrophy
    M.S. Candidate, Department of Zoology & Physiology, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Hank Harlow
  • Timothy Trudel
    Description and Dynamical interpretation of Radar Fine-lines in the Pre-convective Continental Boundary Layer
    M.S. Candidate, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Bart Geerts

2001-2002

  • Ian Fairweather
    Erosion and Uplift of the Himalaya: A Remote Sensing and Numerical Model Investigation
    M.S. Candidate, Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Neil Humphrey
  • Carol Fluckiger-Smedley
    Acquisition of Genes for Low Temperature Photosynthesis
    M.S. Candidate, Department of Botany, University of Wyoming                                                     Advisor: Dr. Steve Herbert
  • Mark Huber
    Studying Variability in Intrinsically Faint Sources in the Faint Sky Variability Survey: Very Low-Mass Dwarfs at the Substellar Boundary and a Missing Population of Faint Cataclysmic Variables
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Steve Howell, Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ (formerly at UW)
  • Creighton Litton
    Carbon Cycling in Developing and Mature Post-fire Coniferous Forest Ecosystems
    Ph. D. Candidate, Department of Botany, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Dennis Knight

2000-2001

  • John Gillham
    Predicting Susceptibility of Rangelands to Invasion by Exotic Weed Species using GIS
    Department of Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Ann Hild
  • Mark Huber
    A Continued Search for Faint Cataclysmic Variables and Further Study of Variability in Very Low-Mass Objects in the Faint Star Variability Survey
    Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Steve Howell
  • Amy Parker-Williams
    Using Several Scales of Remotely Sensed Data to Map and Monitor Leafy Spurge (Euphorbia esula L.), an Exotic Invasive Weed
    Department of Botany, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Jane Beiswenger
  • Angelice Varca
    Wyoming Teacher Survey on Use of NASA Materials in the Classroom
    Natural Sciences Program, College of Education, University of Wyoming

1999-2000

  • Garrace DeGroot
    A Comparative Evaluation of Security Mechanisms for Collaborative Science Environments
    Department of Computer Science, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Rex Gantenbein
  • Mark Huber
    Investigations of Faint Cataclysmic Variables and Brown Dwarfs in the Faint Star Variability Survey
    Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming                                               Advisor: Dr. Steve Howell

1998-1999

  • Michael Bray
    Development of Physiological Data Collection Systems for Understanding the Apparent Lack of Muscle Atrophy in Overwintering Black Bears

    Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. J. Cupal
  • Pamela Reid
    Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Joseph Stepans
  • Jerome Winslow
    Development of a Global Grassland Phenology Model Using Separate Climate Components Linked to a Hydrologic Budget
    Department of Botany, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Ray Hunt

1997-1998

  • Jennifer Cash
    Computer Modeling of Emission Processes in the Accretion Streams of Magnetic Cataclysmic Variable Stars
    Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Steve Howell
  • Casi Ergish
    Photolytic Chemistry of Martian Soils: Understanding Oxygen Evolution in the Mars Lander Soil Probes
    Department of Chemistry, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. D. S. Bohle
  • Walter Fertig, Jr.
    Gap Analysis of Plants in Wyoming
    Department of Botany, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. William Reiners
  • Matthew Germino
    The Influence of Radiation Cooling and High Insolation on Plant Productivity & Reproduction: Implications for Climate and Land
    Department of Botany, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. W. Smith
  • William Huffman
    Trace Gas Uptake by Vapor Depositing Ice
    Department of Chemistry, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Snider
  • Thomas Kalakay
    Large Scale Magmatism & Crustal Deformation on Terrestrial Planets: A Comparison of the Pioneer Batholith of Montana with Large Coronae Structures on Venus
    Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Barbara John
  • Jeffrey Sudol
    Mid-Infrared Imaging of Circumstellar Dust of Mira Variable Stars
    Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. H. M. Dyck
  • Robert Thompson
    The Possible Departure from Spherical Symmetry of Highly Evolved Giant Stars
    Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. H. M. Dyck
  • Kevin Day
    Identification of Geologically Significant Cretaceous Meteorite Impact Sites using Microtektites (Spherules) deposited in the Cretaceous Niobrara Formation in the Western Interior of the U.S.
    Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Peter Huntoon

1996-1995

  • Russell Ashenden
    Turboprop Aircraft Performance Response to Various Environmental Conditions
    Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. J. Marwitz
  • Michael Bruch
    Nano-radian to Milli-radian Pointing aboard the Space Shuttle
    Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Jerry Hamann
  • David Ciardi
    A Multi-wavelength Observational Study of Two Nearby Globular Filaments
    Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Charles Woodward
  • Calli B. J. Daume
    Comparison of Field and Satellite Spectra for Southeastern Wyoming Rangeland Soils
    Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. L. Munn
  • Thomas James
    Implementing Remote Data Acquisition & Stimulus Control Systems
    Department of Computer Science, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. J. Cowles
  • Lane Middleton
    Energy Balance Analysis for Estimation of Melt Water Runoff from Ptarmigan Glacier in the Alaska Coast Range
    Department of Geography & Recreation, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. R. Marston
  • John O’Brien
    Mutually Orthogonal Hexapod
    Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. John McInroy
  • Gerard Van Belle
    A Continued Interferometric Investigation into the Multiplicity of Young Stellar Objects

    Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. H. M. Dyck
  • Alecia Wawrzynski
    Utilization of Remote Imagery and Field Spectra for the Detection and Monitoring of Mining Sites
    Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Ray Hunt
  • Kevin White
    Fundamental Studies of the Chemistry of Quadricyclane, a High Energy Fuel Additive
    Department of Chemistry, University of Wyoming
    Advisor: Dr. Daniel Buttry