POCA

A Partnership in Observational and Computational Astronomy

Year 2 Students

Undergraduates

Graham Davis

Graham Davis is a physics major who selected the astronomy option. He held a POCA/PAARE scholarship in the 2008-09 year and the 2009-10 year. He was a POCA/PAARE Tier I (basic level) research intern in the summer of 2008 and presented his results in a student poster at the January 2009 meeting of the American Astronomical Society. He held a second POCA/PAARE Tier II (experienced) internship in the summer of 2009 at SC State.

Patrick Durant

Patrick Durant is a physics major who was a POCA/PAARE Tier I (basic level) research intern in the summer of 2008 and presented his results as a student poster at the February 2009 national meeting of the Society of Black Physicists. He was a summer 2009 POCA/PAARE Tier II (experienced) intern under the mentorship of Co-PI Dr. Steven Howell at NOAO. He presented the results of research as the lead author of a poster at the January 2010 meeting of the American Astronomical Society.

Jared Lalmansigh

Jared Lalmansigh is a physics major with an astronomy option. He was a summer 2009 POCA/PAARE Tier II (experienced) astronomy intern who did his research at Clemson University under the mentorship of Co-PI Leising. He continued his research in the fall of 2009 and presented a paper as lead author at the January 2010 meeting of the American Astronomical Society. He is an SC State Presidential Scholar, which is a full scholarship; therefore, he cannot accept a PAARE scholarship during the academic year. He has received stipends for his summer and academic year work. In the summer of 2010 he will intern at NOAO under the direction of Co-PI Howell.

Eva Nesmith

Eva Nesmith was a summer 2009 POCA/PAARE Tier I (basic level) astronomy intern at SC State. She conducted research under the mentorship of Co-PI Cash on RV Tauri light curves. Nesmith continued her research in the fall semester of 2009 and was lead author on a poster presented at the January 2010 American Astronomical Society meeting. She is going to be a Tier II (experienced) research at NOAO in the summer of 2010.

Alexis Pryor

Alexis Pryor joined the POCA/PAARE project in October 2009 when she changed her major to physics with the astronomy option. She has received a scholarship for the spring 2010 term and will be a Tier I (basic level) summer intern at SC State in the summer of 2010.

Keisha Jamison

Keisha Jamison was a Tier I (basic level) POCA/PAARE astronomy intern at SC State during the summer of 2009. She worked under the direction of Co-PI Cash on RV Tauri light curves.

Osei Julien

Osei Julien was a Tier I (basic level) POCA/PAARE astronomy intern at SC State during the summer of 2009. He worked under the direction of PI Walter on the spectra of RV Tauri type stars.