The NRAO Student Observing Support Committee met in April and August 2009 to discuss the proposals submitted during the previous trimesters. The committee (composed of five faculty members from U.S. universities) discussed the science case and student support application for each proposal. Each of the proposals listed below was selected to receive funding.
- David Cotten (Univ. Georgia, supervisor Loris Magnani) was awarded $14,897 for work related to proposal GBT09C-006, "OH as a Tracer of 'Dark' Molecular Gas."
- Thomas Allen (Univ. Toledo, supervisor Thomas Megeath) was awarded $27,237 for work related to proposal GBT09C-040, "The Role of Environment in the Formation of Orion Protostars."
- Benjamin Zeiger (Univ. Colorado-Boulder, supervisor Jeremy Darling) was awarded $1,500 for work related to proposal GBT09C-046, "Searching for Molecular Oxygen, the Hidden Key to Oxygen Chemistry in the ISM."
- Tyler Evans (Haverford College, supervisor Anna Sajina) was awarded $1,463 for work related to proposal GBT09C-050, "90 GHz Flux Densities of Radio Source that Dominate the Confusion in SZ Surveys."
- Phil Korngut (Univ. Pennsylvania, supervisor Mark Devlin) was awarded $18,000 for work related to proposal GBT09C-059, "High Resolution MUSTANG Imaging of the SZE in X ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters."
- Kevin Bandura (Carnegie Mellon Univ., supervisor Jeff Peterson) was awarded $17,500 for work related to proposal GBT09C-075, "HI Brightness Mapping of zCOSMOS Field."
- Theodore Jaeger (Univ. Iowa, supervisor Robert Mutel) was awarded $19,500 for work related to proposal VLA09C-180, "The Radio EVLA Search for UHE Neutrinos."
- Ting Yan (Univ. Colorado-Boulder, supervisor John Stocke) was awarded $18,412 for work related to proposal VLBA09C-130, "Mapping Compact Radio Sources in Non-Elliptical Host Galaxies."