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GSFC Summer Research Associate 2017 Presentations

Presenter: NAI GSFC Summer Research Associates
When: August 3, 2017 10AM PDT

Each Undergraduate Research Associate in Astrobiology conducts intensive state-of-the-art research with an individual scientist-mentor. Please join us as the fruits of these efforts are presented by the Class of 2017 to NASA’s Astrobiology Institute in a distributed seminar presented over the Internet.


A Postcard from the Young Solar System: Infrared Signatures of Comet 252P/LINEAR

Maria Camarca (Marymount University)
Mentor: Lucas Paganini

Optimization of Monocarboxylic Acid Detection for Meteoritic Analysis using HPLC-FLD

Tucker Melles (Florida Institute of Technology)
Mentor: Jose Aponte

Rapid Degradation of Amino Acids on the Martian Surface due to Exposure to Cosmic Rays

Katarina Yocum (Kutztown University)
Mentor: Hannah McLain

Radiolysis of Uracil in Water Ice

Sarah Frail (University of Maryland)
Mentor: Perry Gerakines

GSFC Summer Internship

  • Each year, summer interns at the NAI’s Goddard Center for Astrobiology present their work. Via collaborative technologies, they are able to present to the entire astrobiology community—adding an important dimension to their educational experience.
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