Summary Of Work

Cornell Mars Rover Project Team

From Fall 2019 to Fall 2022, I was a member of the Cornell Mars Rover Project Team. With the team, I worked to design and manufacture a robust life detection system for the rover so that it was capable of identifying extant, extinct, and no life environments by analyzing rock and soil samples.

  • Robotics
  • Analysis
Cornell Mars Rover Project

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

During the summer of 2022, I was an intern at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California. There, I worked on the nEXO (Enriched Xenon Observatory) experiment, which has the goal of searching for a theoretical decay process known as neutrinoless double beta decay. I primarily worked on the experiment’s xenon purification system. I developed and tested a capacitance based liquid level sensor for measuring xenon levels, designed and prototyped casings for electronics, developed tubing for xenon purification system, optimized 3D printer settings to print with various kinds of filament, and used python to analyze performance of quartz fiber connected to Class 4 UV laser.

  • Soldering
  • Python
  • 3D printer operation
  • Materials selection

Undergraduate Exoplanet Research

I perform research under the Director of Cornell's Carl Sagan Institute, Professor Lisa Kaltenegger, to identify potentially habitable exoplanets based on data collected by various space telescopes. I analyze data sets with over 100,000 data points to identify which worlds would fall into their respective stellar system's Habitable Zones using exoplanetary properties identified by space telescopes such as TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) and Kepler.

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Python
Undergraduate Research

About Ameera Elgonemy

I am a Mechanical Engineering student at Cornell University. At Cornell, I was a member of the Cornell Mars Rover Project Team, where I contributed to the Astrotech sub-team. Additionally, I am an Undergraduate Researcher for the Cornell Department of Astronomy under the Director of the Carl Sagan Institute. I am an officer for the Women of Aeronautics and Aerospace (WoAA) and a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Cornell.

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