On April 15, the Department of Astronomy hosted the Undergraduate Research Symposium at the Michigan League highlighting the research of our undergraduate students. It was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Astronomy and the hard work of our students. We want to thank all of those who attended and presented their posters.

A list of the poster session participants, as well as links to their posters can be found below. The abstract for each student's project is available on the Symposium's web site.  Photos of the event are available online here.
 

Circumstellar disks: An exponential relationship between disk lifetimes and stellar mass
Anneliese Ardizzone1 and Michael Meyer1
1 University of Michigan

Exploring High-Resolution Emission Spectra from Ultra-hot Jupiters using 1D and 3D Models
Mireya Arora1, Hayley Beltz1, Emily Rauscher1
1 University of Michigan

An Exploration of Constraining Chemistry in Three-Dimensional Eclipse Mapping
Lucas Brefka1, Ryan Challener1, Emily Rauscher1
1 University of Michigan

Accretion Outburst events in Protoplanetary Disks
Jacob Cleaver1, Lee Hartmann1, Jaehan Bae2.
1 University of Michigan, 2 University of Florida

The Binary Origins of OBe Stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud
Matthew Dallas1, Sally Oey1
1 University of Michigan

Complex dusty envelopes and disks around forming protostars
Fiona Han1, Lee Hartmann1, Manuel Zamora2, Shangjia Zhang3
1 University of Michigan, 2 INOAE, Mexico, 3 Univ. Nevada-Las Vegas

Aperture Photometry on Exoplanet Host Stars in the Near-UV
Aleck Hernandez1, George King1, Lia Corrales1
1 University of Michigan

Globular cluster candidates in the M83 group, using the GHOSTS HST survey
Karthik V. Ganti1, Eric F. Bell1, Jiaming Pan1
1 University of Michigan

Space-Based Formation Flying Interferometry
Prachet Jain1, John D. Monnier1
1 University of Michigan

Modeling the O K shell photoabsorption spectrum of GX 339-4
Sanjana Kerkar1, Ioanna Psaradaki1, Lia Corrales1
1 University of Michigan

The use of two point correlation estimators in star-galaxy separation
Michaela Landman1, Eric Bell1
1 University of Michigan

Constraining the Features of the Low-mass Stellar Multiple Population in the Orion Nebula Cluster
Christopher Liu1, Matthew De Furio1, Michael Meyer1
1 University of Michigan

Tidal HI gas and star formation efficiency in the M81 group
Miranda McCarthy1 Eric Bell1, Adam Smercina2, Richard D'Souza3, Roelof de Jong4 , Insung Jang4, Antonela Monachesi5, Jeremy Bailin6, Colin Slater7, Paul Price8, David Nidever9
1 University of Michigan, 2 University of Washington, 3 Vatican Observatory, 4 Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), 5 Universidad de La Serena, 6 University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 7University of Washington, 7University of Washington, 8 Princeton University, 9 Montana State University

Global Rotation Rate in the Pleiades Star Cluster
Sanil Mittal1, Michael Meyer1
1 University of Michigan

Effects of Magnetic Drag on Doppler Shifts of High Resolution Emission Spectra of Ultrahot Jupiter WASP-76b
Grace Ochs1, Hayley Beltz1, Emily Rauscher1
1 University of Michigan

Studying Mg II absorption within quasar halos to improve our understanding of quasar fueling and feedback
Priscilla Pitiak1, Jasper VanHorn1, Dr. Sean Johnson1
1 University of Michigan

SPORK That Spectrum: Increasing Detection Significances from High-Resolution Exoplanet Spectroscopy with Novel Smoothing Algorithms
Fahin Rahman, Kaitlin C. Rasmussen, Matteo Brogi, Hayley Beltz, Miles Currie, Emily Rauscher, Alexander P. Ji

Investigating Galactic Superwind-Triggered Star Formation in M82
Marlee Rapp1, Adam Smercina2, Eric Bell1
1 University of Michigan, 2 University of Washington

Constraining Three-dimensional Cloud Properties with Spectroscopic Exoplanet Eclipse Mapping
Derek Still, Ryan Challener, Emily Rauscher

Examining Fluxes of Mg II Lines in T Tauri Stars
Trinity Thelen1, Nuria Calvet1, Marbely Micolta Calderon1, Thanawuth Thanathibodee2
1 University of Michigan, 2 Boston University

Investigating Tidal Processing in M81’s Ultra-Diffuse Galaxy, F8D1
Benjamin Velguth1, Adam Smercina2, Eric Bell1
1 University of Michigan, 2 University of Washington

Classifying Massive Eclipsing Binaries Within a Sample of Candidate OB Stars in the Small Magellanic Clouds
Drew Weisserman1, Sally Oey1, Juliette Becker2
1 Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Michigan; 2 Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology