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Graduate Fellowship Recipients

2014

     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 Wyomoing

Advisor:  Dr. Jeff Clune

2013

 

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

 

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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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BRADY FOREMAN

Fluvial Response To The Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming

Advisor:  Dr. Paul Heller

 

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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

 

David Cook   

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   

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   

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   

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   

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   

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   

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   

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

 

Michael Alexander

Do massive stars trigger new waves of star formation?

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Physics & Astronomy, UW

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, UW

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, UW

Advisor: Dr. Michael Brotherton

 

Sharon Kettwich

Laboratory based infrared spectroscopic measurements of solid

hydrogen to determine astronomical relevance

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemistry, UW

Advisor: Dr. David Anderson

 

Trent Mankowski

Building Wyoming's Capacity for Secondary School Space Science Instruction

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Education/SMTC, UW

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, UW

Advisor: Dr. Hank Harlow

2008

Dan KiminkiDaniel Kiminki

Massive Binary Stars as a Probe of Massive Star Formation
Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Univ. of Wyoming
Advisor: Dr. Henry Kobulnicky

Ben KochBenjamin Koch

Improving predictions of carbon cycling in ecosystems: Quantifying non-consumptive interactions
Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Zoology & Physiology, Univ. of Wyoming
Advisor: Dr. Robert Hall

Jake MarsonJake Marson

Re-evaluation of the N.W. corner of the Storegga Slide headwall through interpretation of seismic data
MS Candidate, Dept. of Geology & Geophysics, Univ. of Wyoming
Advisor: Dr. W. Steven Holbrook

Stephanie PeekStephanie Peek

Evaluating the impact of climate change on nutrient cycling across the Eocene-Oligocene Boundary.
Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Geology & Geophysics, Univ. of Wyoming
Advisor: Dr. Mark Clementz

Paul RidelPaul Ridel

Ceria-supported Metal Catalysts for Water-gas Shift Reaction in Fuel Cell Applications
(Funded through a Faculty Research Grant)
Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of Wyoming
Advisor: Dr. Jing Zhou

Matt SalavaMatthew Salava

Using spatial decision support systems to integrate visual and environmental consideration for visual resource management
MS Candidate, Dept. of Geography, Univ. of Wyoming
Advisor: Dr. Steven Prager

2007

Julia AngstmannJulia 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, Dept. of Botany, Univ. of Wyoming
Advisor: Dr. Brent Ewers

Liz HajekElizabeth Hajek

Avulsion clusters in ancient and experimental alluvial basins
Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, Univ. of Wyoming
Advisor: Dr. Paul Heller

Dan JonesDaniel Jones

An analysis of the importance of arc accretion to the Paleoproterozoic growth of the northern Colorado province
Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, Univ. of Wyoming
Advisor: Dr. Arthur Snoke

Carolynn MooreCarolynn Moore

Calibration of Star Formation Rate Indicators Spanning the Latter Half of the Age of the Universe
Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Univ. of Wyoming
Advisor: Dr. Daniel Dale

Ryan MorganRyan Morgan

Volcanic Activity on Io: A Study of Volatile Effects on Thermal Processes and Spectral Properties
MS Candidate, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, Univ. of Wyoming
Advisor: Dr. Robert Howell

James ZierJames Zier

Modeling the effects of climate change on amphibian breeding habitat in a kettle pond ecosystem, Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming
Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Botany, Univ. of Wyoming
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Jackson

2006

Kay AchenbachKay Achenbach

Mantle Flow Beneath Mid-Ocean Ridges
Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Geol./Geophys., Univ. of Wyoming
Advisor: Dr. Michael J. Cheadle

Eric AndersonEric 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, Dept. of Zoology/Physiology, Univ. of Wyoming
Advisor: Dr. James Lovvorn

Katie GrellerKatie Greller

Mechanisms of nitrogen conservation in a small mammal hibernator during periods of protein scarcity and hibernation
M.S. Candidate, Dept. of Zoology/Physiology, Univ. of Wyoming
Advisor: Dr. Henry Harlow

Christopher Rodgers

Star Formation Histories of Milky Way Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies using the Red Giant Branch
Ph.D. Candidate, Physics & Astronomy, Univ. of Wyoming
Advisor: Dr. Ron Canterna

Karl Taboga

Structural Controls on Recharge Distribution in a Mountain Front Aquifer
M.S. Candidate, Geology & Geophysics, Univ. of Wyoming
Advisor: Dr. Carrick Eggleston

Melissa ThompsonMelissa Thompson

Quantifying Effects of Spatial Variability on Scaling Vegetation Cover from Plots to Regions in a Sagebrush Ecosystem
M.S. Candidate, Dept. of Botany, Univ. of Wyoming
Advisor: Dr. Brent Ewers

Elizabeth Wilson

Scales of Seafloor Roughness and Their Effects on Ocean Mixing Using Seismic Oceanography.
M.S. Candidate, Dept. of Geol./Geophys., Univ. of Wyoming
Advisor: Dr. W. Steven Holbrook

2005

Tracey BaldygaTracey Baldyga

Estimating the effects of land cover misclassification derived from remotely sensed imagery on distributed hydrologic models
Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Renewable Resources, Univ. of Wyoming.
Advisors: Dr. Scott Miller

Meagen BaylessMeagan Bayless

Biomass and carbon flux assessment and modeling for a chronosequence of an Artemisia tridentate (mountain big sagebrush) ecosystem in Wyoming
Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Botany, Univ. of Wyoming.
Advisors: Drs. Brent Ewers and Elise Pendall

Hannah GriscomHannah Griscom

Land cover and hydrolic assessment of the Upper Luvuvhu & Shingwedzi Watersheds, South Africa: Steps towards integrated catchment management
M.S. Candidate, Dept. of Renewable Resources, Univ. of Wyoming.
Advisors: Dr. Scott Miller

Josef PohlJosef Pohl

Formalizing & Reasoning about trees, graphs, and purely functional data structures
Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of Wyoming.
Advisors: Dr. James Caldwell

2004

Jonathon AdelmanJonathon Adelman

Quantifying Spatial Variability in Forest Function Along Environmental Gradients: Coupling Large and Small Scales Using Remote Sensing and Geostatistics
M.S. Candidate, Dept. of Botany, Univ. of Wyoming.
Advisors: Dr. Brent Ewers

Joshua SchwartzJoshua Schwartz

Crystal Evolution at Slow-Spreading Mid-Ocean Ridges, Atlantis Bank, Southwest Indian Ridge
Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Geology & Geophysics, Univ. of Wyoming.
Advisors: Dr. Barbara John

Brian Uzpen

Spitzer Space Telescope Search for Circumstellar Disks Around Main-Sequence Stars
Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Univ. of Wyoming.
Advisors: Dr. Chip Kobulnicky

2003

Christopher BormanChristopher Borman

Biogeochemical Cycling of Iron and Manganese in Thermocide Aquatic Environments; A Link to the Prehistory of Microbial Evolution
Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Wyoming.
Advisors: Dr. Patrick Sullivan, Dr. Patricia Colberg
The existence of geochemical cycles is intimately wedded to the origin of life. Elemental speciation in a pure geochemical sense has provided the raw materials for the prebiotic structures necessary for the evolution of life. Key elements are the first row transition metals, most of which have been incorporated into the active sites of modern enzymes. This work will address two broad questions – what geochemical principles of elemental cycling affect microbial metabolism? And in turn- what aspects of microbial metabolism affects elemental cycling? These are crucial in the understanding of the conditions of the evolution of life on earth and potentially in the solar system, especially on Mars where sunlight, Iron and oxygen compounds are readily available. The goal of the work is to develop a model of energy and element flow that links the dominant species in an early environment.

Susan FrostSusan Frost

Decomposition of Images by Smoothness
Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Mathematics, University of Wyoming.
Advisor: Dr. Farad Jafari
There are many areas of science and engineering where the useful information in signals/images is precisely that which is identified by the edges. Some examples of signals/images where detection of edges and their properties is the main task include: satellite ELF imagery of the Earth, interferometer images of wings in wind-tunnel experiments, ultrasound images of the fetus in medical imaging, X-ray images in mammography, and continuous models of time series associated with the stock market. Currently, application-specific filters, such as ramp filters, are used to analyze these images and interpolative methods are employed to quantify the edges. The goal of this study is to develop a novel method to study piecewise continuous signals/images to quantify the edge density and size in these images.

Laura HudsonLaura 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, Dept. of Botany, University of Wyoming.
Advisor: Dr. Elise Pendall
Global warming affects regional soil moisture availability, which ultimately affects range productivity and sustainability of livelihood in many areas of the world. The inherent scarcity of water in semi-arid regions can be exacerbated by frequent and persistent drought. Trying to project future climate change such as drought requires a glimpse into the past to look at long-term variability in precipitation. The need to reconstruct these drought patterns is particularly acute when considering the potential for continued global warming resulting in increased aridity. My project goals for this study are to develop a baseline record of drought using dendroclimatic reconstruction and stable carbon isotopic analysis on limber pine (Pinus flexilis) with the North Platte watershed. Using limber pine tree rings, I will produce a new master dendrochronology to assess drought patterns and produce a detailed analysis of the temporal and spatial variability of precipitation using stable carbon isotopes.

Daniel KiminkiDaniel Kiminki

Uncovering Massive Close Binary Populations
M.S. Candidate, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Wyoming.
Advisor: Dr. Henry Kobulnicky
Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs) are the most energetic phenomenon in the universe and the subject of upcoming major NASA satellite programs. A leading theory in Gamma Ray Burst research is that these bursts are generated through the accretion of a lower mass star by a black hole or neutron star. Such a scenario can occur after the primary star in a massive binary system evolves into a neutron star or black hole. This project will measure the binary properties of many massive stars in search of massive close binaries, which are thought to be the progenitors of GRBs. Since the origin of GRBs is not well known, this project will produce a catalog detailing the frequencies and mass ratios of massive close binaries that will assist the theoretical GRB research.

Elena MirandaElena Miranda

Structural Evolution of Gabbroic Rocks, Atlantis Bank, Southwest Indian Ridge
Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Geology, University of Wyoming.
Advisor: Dr. Barbara John
Atlantis Bank, a paleo-inside-corner high, is a topographically anomalous, dome-shaped, faulted feature formed initially at the intersection of the ultraslow-spreading Southwest Indian Ridge (SWIR) and the Atlantis II Transform. I hypothesize that the oceanic detachment fault system of Atlantis Band initiated as s distributed ductile shear zone that, with time and increased displacement, localized into a discrete brittle fault surface. My objectives are to (1) interpret fabric development associated with the formation of an oceanic detachment fault system to infer a temperature-time history of the footwall rocks, and (2) interpret the process of strain localization to determine if fluid infiltration, grain size reduction, mineralogy and/or strain rate are the dominant deformation mechanisms.

2002

Picture of Joseph BumpJoseph Bump

Small-scale Dynamics of Sea Ice in the Bering Sea: A Remote Sensing and Numerical Model Investigation
M.S. Candidate, Dept. of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming.
Advisor: Dr. James Lovvorn

Picture of Clark CottonClark Cotton

Influence of Hibernation Opiates on Muscle Atrophy
M.S. Candidate, Dept. of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming.
Advisor: Dr. Hank Harlow

Picture of Timothy TrudelTimothy Trudel

Description and Dynamical interpretation of Radar Fine-lines in the Pre-convective Continental Boundary Layer
M.S. Candidate, Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Wyoming.
Advisor: Dr. Bart Geerts

2001

Picture of Ian FairweatherIan Fairweather

Erosion and Uplift of the Himalaya: A Remote Sensing and Numerical Model Investigation
M.S. Candidate, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming.
Advisor: Dr. Neil Humphrey
Current theories of mountain building processes suggest that crystal isostatic adjustments may cause peak elevations to rise as erosion removes mass from a mountain range, a theory currently being tested in the Annapurna region of the Himalayan Range. This project will investigate the role of glaciers in the region's erosion by using SPOT satellite imagery and by modeling erosion by glaciers in the Annapurna range. This well help determine the role that glacial erosion plays in the building of mountain belts and if there is an upper limit to the height of mountains.

Carol Fluckiger-Smedley

Acquisition of Genes for Low Temperature Photosynthesis
M.S. Candidate, Dept. of Botany, University of Wyoming. Advisor: Dr. Steve Herbert
Psychrophilic algae are capable of photosynthetic growth at temperature below 5°C. Research will acquire and study genes that are necessary for carbon assimilation, which is known to be compromised at low temperatures in many cold-sensitive plants. This research could eventually result in the genetic alteration of agricultural crops so they can continue to photosynthesize at low temperatures, reducing the loss of crops to cold and frost.

Picture of Mark HuberMark 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, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of Wyoming. 
Advisor: Dr. Steve Howell, Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ (formerly at UW)
The project will study very low-mass dwarfs (VLMDs) and faint cataclysmic variable (CV) systems using the Faint Sky Variability Survey (FSVS) and data from other surveys. Using both spectroscopic and photometric follow-up observations, specific identifications will be made and key stellar parameters, such as color, variability, and distribution of intrinsically faint sources, will be measured, including the mechanisms for variability. The study of variability on VLMDs is of key importance to future NASA missions including highly precise interferometry and the search for extra-solar planets.

Picture of Creighton LittonCreighton Litton

Carbon Cycling in Developing and Mature Post-fire Coniferous Forest Ecosystems
Ph. D. Candidate, Dept. of Botany, University of Wyoming
Advisor: Dr. Dennis Knight
This project will study the post-fire subalpine forest ecosystems in Yellowstone National Park to address the effects of natural disturbance, and the resulting variation in ecosystem structure, on carbon fluxes and storage in post-fire coniferous ecosystems. This will be the first study of the consequences of variability in community composition on above-and belowground carbon allocation in large wildland landscapes.

2000

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

Picture of Mark HuberMark 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

Garrace DeGroot

A Comparative Evaluation of Security Mechanisms for Collaborative Science Environments
Department of Computer Science, University of Wyoming. 
Advisor: Dr. Rex Gantenbein

Picture of Mark HuberMark 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

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

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. 
Dept. of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming
Advisor: Dr. Peter Huntoon

1996

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

 

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