Published: January 15, 2006
Ms. Herrold attended the AAS meeting in Washington D.C. where she met program team members, learned about her project from Greg Rudnick, and reviewed basic infrared astronomy. She found the brief overview of Spitzer's niche in the research world and its capabilities very useful.
Ms. Herrold screened the potential student candidates down to 3 based on their ability and work ethic. She also presented a talk to 20 students on Spitzer and infrared astronomy at an after school astronomy club meeting in January.