2015 CTIO Summer Student Interns

The 2015 REU/PIA Student Program


Student &


Mentors Project TItle

Scott Carlsten (REU)

Rice University

Alfredo Zenteno and George Hau

Ionized Gas Kinematics and Stellar Populations of Shell Galaxies


Samuel Castle (REU)

Davidson College

Bryan Miller

Automated Image Processing to Detect the Shells of Elliptical Galaxies


Alexander Gagliano (REU)

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 

Juan Madrid

Analysis of Globular Cluster Systems in the Coma Cluster Using HST/ACS Data


Brittany Howard (REU)

University of Michigan-Dearborn

Kathy Vivas

Photometric Calibration of DECam Images in the Sextans Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy


Md. Tanveer Karim (REU)

University of Rochester

César Briceño

Characterizing the Variability of the 4-10 Myr Old T-Tauri Stars in the Orion OB1 Association


Cherish Prickett (REU)

Georgia Perimeter College 

Catherine Kaleida, Patrick Seitzer, and Amelia Ramírez

Photometry of Orbital Space Debris at the Geosynchronous Earth Orbit


Tomas Cassanelli (PIA)

Universidad de La Frontera

Timothy Abbott

Photometry of Three Cataclysmic Variables

Pamela Soto (PIA)

Universidad de Concepción

David Sanmartim Describing the Gas Kinematics and Excitation of the Inner Kiloparsec of the Post-Starburst Quasar SDSS J170328.95+614109.9