Research Experience for Undergraduate Students and Teachers (REUT)

We are so happy to announce that we are conducting our traditional REUT program again in the Arecibo Observatory. We were not able to host the REUT program in 2020 because of the pandemic. This year, and after following all the safety and COVID-19 protocols, 7 students and 1 teacher from the United States mainland and Puerto Rico are staying with us at the Observatory. The students and teacher will develop their research capabilities while discovering the beautiful culture and landscape of Puerto Rico. Information about the participants and their research projects can be found in the table below. 

Name University Major Mentor Project REU/RET
Emma Lieb U. of Colorado, Boulder Astrophysics Dr. P.K. Manoharan Searching for Pulsars REU
Leo Skaer Agnes Scott College Astrophysics Dr. Ben Perera Pulsars Timing REU
Gabriel Colón U. Puerto Rico - Mayaguez Software Engineering Eng. Jorge Herrera Scientist User Profile REU
Courteney Monchinski U. of Colorado, Boulder Astrophysics Dr. Maxime Devogele and Dr. Flaviane Venditti 1998OR2 “The Mask” REU
Dariel Vidal Interamerican University of PR – Bayamón Campus Computer Science Dr. Jens Lautenbach The Culebra Aerosol Research Lidar (CARLA) Project REU
Pranav Nalamwar Michigan State University Physics/
Astrophysics Dr. Shikha Raizada and Dr. Mike Sulzer Estimation of ion composition in the Descending Layers over Arecibo REU
Victoria Wright Auburn University Environmental Sciences Dr. Selvaraj Dharmalingam The Ionosphere Over Arecibo REU
Gaddiel Ayala Robinson School Middle School Teacher Dr. Abniel Machín STAR Academy: Training Module for Students RET

Article written by Dr. Tracy Becker - AO Collaborator / SwRI Research Scientist

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