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New Graduate Students

Three of the five new astronomy graduate students worked on astronomy projects in Hawaii before enrolling at UH.

Trent Dupuy (University of Texas, 2004) spent the summer of 2003 working with IfA astronomer Bo Reipurth as an REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) student. It must have been a good experience, because he is back to pursue his interest in star and planet formation. Trent Dupuy
Cheng-Jiun "C. J." Ma, a 2000 graduate of National Taiwan University, worked on the Submillimeter Array on Mauna Kea before enrolling.
Rita Mann (University of Victoria, Canada, 2004) had internships at the Joint Astronomy Centre and Gemini North Observatory on the Big Island, as well as at the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics in Victoria. She is currently interested in planet formation, and says she chose UH because of its access to the telescopes on Mauna Kea and because "it's warmer than Toronto." Rita Mann
Ben Granett Ben Granett recently graduated from the California Institute of Technology, where he worked on developing techniques for detecting low surface brightness galaxies in the Palomar Sky Survey.
Joseph Masiero (Penn State, 2004) is interested in both solar system research and radio astronomy. He is very excited about IfA's Pan-STARRS project and the opportunities it offers. Joseph Masiero