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.
||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."
||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.