Recent Honors Thesis

2015-2016

Tim Costa (advisor: G. Narayanan)

  • Characterizing an FPGA-based Spectrometer Prototype for Heterodyne Receivers at the LMT

Kevin C. Harrington (advisor: M. Yun)

  • Observations of the Most Luminous, High-Redshift Starbursting Galaxies Discovered using Planck

Randall Rojas Bolivar (advisor: D. Calzetti)

  • Covariance between Star Formation Rates and Dust Mass of Kingfish Galaxies

2013-2014

Marie Calapa (advisor: D. Calzetti)

  • Old Stellar Population Effects on the Schmidt-Kennicutt Relation

2012-2013

Nathan Brunetti (advisor: G. Wilson)

  • Translation and Optimization fo the AzTEC Source Finding and Map Completeness Simulation Algorithms from IDL to C++

Jamie Budynkiewicz (advisor: A. Pope)

  • A Multi-wavelength Study of Star Formation and Black Hole Growth in High Redshift Infrared-Luminous Galaxies

2011-2012

Max Curran (advisor: M. Yun)

  • Spatial and Spectral Analysis of Blended Herschel Counterparts to AzTEC-detected Sources

Jake McCoy (advisors: D. Wang, M. Yun)

  • Radio Continuum Emission from the Galactic Nuclear Region of M31

2010-2011

Ashley Bemis (advisor: M. Heyer)

  • The Role of Convergent Gas Streams in Producing Star Forming Fragments in Molecular in Molecular Clouds

2009-2010

Perie Klein (advisor: R. Gutermuth)

  • Dust Extinction Mapping of MonR2

Mary McDonald (advisor: G. Wilson)

  • Characterizing the Aztec High-Redshift Radio Galaxy Fields

Aaron Meyer (advisor: M. Yun)

  • New Method For Detecting Galaxy Clusters

Shaina Rogstad (advisor: T. Tripp)

  • Spectroscopic Evidence of a Gaseous Outflow in NGC 4631

2008-2009

Daniel Moriarty (advisor: G. Wilson)

  • Astronomical Plumbing: Reworking the AzTEC data Reduction Pipeline

Jared Rand (advisor: G. Wilson)

  • Characterizing the Density of Sub-Millimeter Galaxies in Cluster Environments

2007-2008

Ross Dubois (advisor: S. Schneider)

  • Astronomy 100H: An Honors Component for the Astronomy 100 Course at the University of Massachusetts

Hillary Allan (advisor: T. Tripp)

  • The Space Tourist's Guide to Health: A Study of the Health Concerns Associated with Launching the Layman into Space

2006-2007

Christine Harrington (advisor: G. Wilson)

  • Modeling the Millimeter Sky Using SIMIS

2004-2005

Ben Farley (advisor: D. Wang)

  • XMM-Newton study of diffuse hot gas in nearby edge-on galaxies

Chris Duston (advisor: D. Wang)

  • Discrete Point Sources in the Chandra Galactic Center X-ray Survey

2003-2004

Kate Whitaker (advisor: D. Wang)

  • An XMM-Newton and Chandra study of the starburst galaxy IC 10

2002-2003

Wakako Fukui (advisor: D. Wang)

  • XMM-Newton Spectra of Intermediate-Mass Black Hole Candidates