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Robert Citron
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Robert Citron is currently attending the University of Chicago, expecting a B.A. in Physics in 2008.  At the University of Chicago Robert works with Dr. Thanasis Economou analyzing/cataloging soil and rock data from the Mars Exploration Rovers.  Robert also participated in the NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program where he helped analyze data from H II regions taken with the Spitzer Space Telescope.  He plans to pursue graduate studies in the planetary sciences, astrobiology, or aerospace engineering and afterwards conduct research relevant to the study and exploration of Mars.  He enjoys mountain biking, Krav Maga martial arts, reading, and science fiction. 


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