Saturday, January 2, 2016

Students and Postdocs of Color presenting at AAS

Here is a (non-exhaustive) list of students/postdocs of color (URM) who will be presenting at the AAS meeting. Many of the undergrads were students in the Harvard Banneker Institute, NAC and various bridge programs. 
Rising seniors who are applying to grad school are marked with a "*"
Please be sure to stop by these scientists' posters and talks and hear about their exceptional research. If you plan on recruiting them to your institution, know that competition will be fierce!


105.02. A Light Curve probe of Stellar Surface Convection and Measure of Stellar Surface Gravity
Fabienne A. Bastien (Hubble Fellow)

110.04. On the Discovery of Massive ZZ Ceti Variables and the Peculiar Light Curve of SDSS J1529 
Brandon Curd *

125.01. The Effects of Magnetic Field Morphology on the Determination of Oxygen and Iron Abundances in the Solar Photosphere. 
Christopher S. Moore (grad student)

121.01. Measuring the Ultraviolet Variability of M Dwarfs with GALEX 
Brittany Miles​ *

135.14 Star formation rates of spiral galaxies in the Cosmic Web, Tuesday posters 
Mehmet Alpaslan (NASA Postdoc)

137.10. A CubeSat to Search for Transiting Planets Around the Young Star Beta Pictoris
Ameer Blake

137.15. Calibrating Images from the MINERVA Cameras 
Ana M. Colón

137.16. High Precision Photometry of Bright Transiting Exoplanet Hosts 
Maurice Wilson​ *

125.06. Resolving Volcanism on Io with Aperture Mask Interferometry 
Chima McGruder

138.08. Lithium Abundance in Planet Search Stars 
Justin Myles​

138.17. A Habitability Test of the Exoplanetary System K2-3 
Ryan Diaz-Perez *

138.18. Home Sweet Home?: Determining Habitability From the Eccentricities of Kepler-186 
Moiya McTier​ *

138.19. Investigating the Orbital Period Valley of Giant Planets in Kepler Data 
Brianna P. Thomas

138.20. Are there exoplanets near their Roche limits? 
Timothy Sanders *

138.21. Introducing an unknown companion in the Kepler-56 system 
Oderah "Justin" Otor *

142.09. Stellar & Planetary Parameters for K2's M dwarf Systems 
Arturo O. Martinez *

142.19. TRENDS: Compendium of Benchmark Objects 
Erica J. Eileen Gonzales (grad)

143.04. Discovering Massive Runaway Stars with Infrared Bow Shock Nebulae: First Results
Julian E. Andrews *

144.01. On The Origin of The Elements: The Spectacular Role of White Dwarfs 
Carl Fields *

145.15. Magnetic Activity of Ultracool Dwarfs 
Myles McKay *

--- Wednesday ---

219.03. Three LINERs Under the Hubble Spectral Microscope 
Mallory Molina

234.03. The Conditions Underpinning Extreme Star Formation in ULIRGs and LIRGs as Revealed by Herschel Far-Infrared Spectroscopy. 
Gabriel Vasquez

236.03 Component Properties of T Tauri Star Binaries (Wednesday)
Ryan Muzzio 

236.05 The DF Tau T Tauri Binary 
Nuria M. Wright-Garba *

236.13. Probabilistic HR Diagrams: A New Infrared and X-ray Chronometer for Very Young, Massive Stellar Clusters and Associations
Jessica Maldonado *

238.09. The Dual Associations of Fermi Source 3FGL J2015.6+3709
Qiana Hunt *

241.08. High-Cadence Timing Observations of an Exoplanet-Pulsar System, PSR B1257+12 - 
Rudy Rivera

241.18. A Particular Appetie: Cosmological Hydrodynamic Simulations of Preferential Accretion in the Supermassive Black Holes of Milky Way Size Galaxies
Natalie Sanchez

249.07. Applying the Principles of Systems Engineering and Project Management to Optimize Scientific Research 
Adria J. Peterkin

318.06D: Using diffusion k-means for simple stellar population modeling of low S/N quasar host galaxy spectra 
Gregory Mosby (applying for postdocs)

--- Thursday ---

318.02. A Continuum Framework of the Long-Term Optical/Near-Infrared Color Variability of Blazars 
Jedidah Isler (NSF Postdoctoral Fellow)

323.04. Highest redshift neutral hydrogen image in emission: A CHILES detection of a star bursting spiral
Ximena Fernández

334.03. Identifying Extraplanar Diffuse Ionized Gas in a Sample of MaNGA Galaxies
Ryan J. Hubbard

339.03. Time-Resolved Spectral Analysis of Blazar 0716+714
Rosamaria Diaz

340.04. Radio and X-ray observations of the Ultra-long GRB 150518A 
Louis Johnson *

342.06. Constraining the Satellite Quenching Timescale at z < 1.5
M. Katy Rodriguez Wimberly *

341.06. Widespread Hot Ammonia in the Central Kiloparsec of the Milky Way 
Tierra Candelaria

341.11. The Milky Way, The Galactic Center Poster Session 
Junellie Gonzalez Quiles

341.14. Probing Metallicity across the Milky Way Disk with the VLA 
Jonathan Barnes

342.11. Interaction Induced Size Evolution in Galaxies
Francisco Javier Mercado 

342.19 H-alpha observations of MKW 10
Harold Johnson

342.26. CSS Object Found in Galaxy Merger 1015+364 at 2.3 and 8.5 Hz 
Antonio J. Porras *

343.11 Millimeter Resolved Observations of the HD 181327 Debris Disk (Thursday)
Amy Steele (Graduate Student,UMD)

343.12. Analyzing the Distribution and Chemical Evolution of Major Nitrogen Carriers within Protoplanetary Disks 
Jamila Pegues *

345.04. WTF- and A- Stars: Spectroscopic Analysis of Kepler Light Curves
Miona G. Short

346.09. Star Formation Rate in The Solar Neighborhood and Beyond 
Bridget Kayitesi

346.15. The Spatial Distribution of Large and Small Dust Grains in Transitional Disks
Elizabeth Gutierrez

347.20. Discovery and Characterization of Large-Angular Size Ionized Nebulae with WHAM
Peter Doze *

348.20. Supernova Photometric Lightcurve Classification
Tayeb Zaidi

349.19. The Arecibo Galaxy Environment Survey: Observations towards the NGC 7817/7798 Galaxy Pair 
Amanda Harrison

--- Friday ---

406.04. The Effect of Orbital Configuration on the Possible Climates and Habitability of Kepler-62f
Aomawa Shields (NSF Postdoc)

424.01. The Dense Gas Fraction in Molecular Clouds 
Nia Imara (Harvard FFL Postdoctoral Fellow)

425.02D. At the interface of the disk and halo: A lesson from APOGEE and other large spectroscopic surveys 
Keith Hawkins (applying for postdocs)

430.05. Kepler AutoRegressive Planet Search 
Gabriel A. Caceres

446.04. AstroPAL: A Mentoring Program for Grad Students
Nicole Estefania Cabrera Salazar (finishing PhD)