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     Date Submitted:05-01-2012
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     Current job:Ass Director Teacher Quality Grants Program
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsEnergetic, Leader, Explorer, Scientist, persistent, Bilingual, inter-cultural, believe Space is the Answer! , Outreach, community activities, Public Relations, marketing,
    CV

     

    Education, Honors, and Certifications

    M.S. Space Studies

    International Space University, Strasbourg, France. 2007

    Bachelor of Science Applied Physics

    Metropolitan University, San Juan PR. 2006

    NASA Meteorite Ambassador Certification, CAST Conference 2011

    Model Institutions for Excellence Scholar 2002-2006

    Fellows Enhancing Science and Technology Project Fellow 2004

    Ronald McNair Scholar 2003

    Environmental Health & Safety training for laboratory Instructors, Introduction to Astronomy Laboratory Instructor, Apr. 2009-Present, University of Texas Brownsville, Brownsville TX

    Key Qualifications

    Eager to be part of a project that will allow me to use the knowledge, background, networks, and resources I’ve gathered over the years to bring space to our people.

    Over ten years of experience in Education and Outreach. Fully Bilingual English and Spanish.

    Use of online technologies for the dissemination of Space Education. Developed activities for the community integrating subject areas using wide variety of teaching aids, motivational and implementation strategies to engage students in active learning.

    Developed and conducted inter-grade, inter-discipline activities utilizing external resources for integration of curriculum with private sector and higher learning institutions. Experienced in producing results within a limited budget and having coordinated activities and projects successfully

    Implement technological approaches to subject material. Experienced researcher of educational resources on the internet as well as libraries, non-profit organizations and grants. Assist with information retrieval, project development and grant writing.

    Designed and conducted various faculty and student workshops in multiple basic software and online technologies. Instructed corporate personnel in use of word processing, desktop publishing, and drafting programs for conversion from manual typesetting and drafting to computer assisted methods including online media.

    Over 5 years of experience in the instruction of corporate personnel and faculty in the use of word processing, desktop publishing, and drafting programs for conversion from manual typesetting and drafting to computer assisted methods including online resources.

    12 years of experience in Space Studies, Astronomy and Education including work at the Kitt Peak Observatory in Arizona,  followed by two summers of research with the Vatican Observatory Group operating the VATT Telescope.

     

    Employment

    Professional Development in Education

    ·          Assistant Director, Teacher Quality Grants Program-Astrobiology, University of Texas Brownsville, June 2011-present

    ·          Instructor/Researcher, University of Texas Brownsville, Jan 2008- present

    ·          Observatory Coordinator, University of Texas Brownsville, Aug 2008-June 2011

    ·          External Relations Coordinator, International Space University Space Studies Program ( ISU SSP), NASA  Ames Research Park, Moffett Field CA, 2009

    ·          Teaching Associate Space & Society Department, ISU SSP,  Universidad Politecnica De Cataluna, Barcelona, Spain, 2009

    ·          Research  Mentor, Metropolitan University, San Juan PR 2007-2008

    ·          Graduate Intern , NASA Goddard Space flight Center, Maryland 2007

    ·          Visiting Astronomer, Vatican Observatory Group, VATT, Castel-Gandolfo, Italy, Summer 2004 & 2005

    ·          Student Teacher/ Research Mentor,Aug 2003- to June 2005,  Metropolitan University ,San Juan PR

    Research Experience

    ·          Summer 2011-Present: “Use of Social Media for the Dissemination of Space Activities” University of Texas Brownsville, Advisor, Dr. Phil Dukes.

    ·          Fall 2010 “Size and albedo of Kuiper belt object 55636 from a stellar occultation”, University of Texas Brownsville, Nature Paper 2010

    ·          Jan 2008- May 2010 “Development of  the first Observatory in the Rio Grande Valley Area, The Nompuewenu Observatory Story”, University of Texas Brownsville, Advisor: Dr  Mario Diaz

    ·          Aug.-Dec 2007 “Assessment of The knowledge and Interest in Space Exploration of the uprising generation” Saturday Academy, Universidad Metropolitana, San Juan PR.  Research mentor to High School Students

    ·          May-Aug 2007 “The Juno Mission Fluxgate Magnetometer” Goddard Space Flight Center- NASA, Greenbelt MD (Lab code 695).  Research Mentor: Dr. Mario Acuña

    ·          Spring 2007 “Voyager 1 and 2: Furthering our understanding of plasma in the Solar System and beyond” International Space University-Goddard Space Flight Center-NASA, Strasbourg France; Greenbelt MD Research Mentor: Dr. Hugh Hill

    ·          Jan-May 2007 “Space Technologies for Archeology and Research Tools-START” International Space University, Strasbourg France. Research Mentor: Dr. Isabelle Scholl

    ·          Summer –fall 2005 “Color of the Stars Oh Be A Fine Girl Kiss Me” Specola Vaticana, Castel Gandolfo, Italy/ Tucson AZ. Universidad Metropolitana, San Juan PR.     Research Mentor:  Richard Boyle S.J

    ·          Jan-May 2005 “Study of the growth curve of the Ecoli Bacteria in medium containing ZnO nanoparticles” Universidad Metropolitana, San Juan PR.  Research Mentor: Dr. Javier Avalos

    ·          Summer 2004 “Search for G-type Candidate Stars on Ground Based Observations for Keppler Mission using Strömvil Filters” Specola Vaticana Castel Gandolfo-Italy, Tucson AZ. Research Mentor: Dr. Richard Boyle S.J.

    ·          Jan-May 2004  “A Study of Daily  Temperature Changes  Using Remote Sensing and GIS at el Yunque Rain

     

    Workshops/Conferences developed

    ·          NASA Space Science Day- Ut Brownsville,

    ·          World Space Week 2011, 50 Years of Human Space Flight, UT Brownsville, Brownsville, TX , Oct 2011

    ·          Space Exploration Timeline, Teacher quality Grants Program, UT Brownsville, Brownsville, TX Summer 2011

    ·          World Space Week 2010, Mysteries of the Cosmos, UT-Brownsville, Brownsville, TX Oct 2010

    ·          World Space Week 2009, International Year of Astronomy, UT-Brownsville, TX Nov 2009

    ·          Amazing Skies, Volunteer, International  Museum of Art and Science, McAllen TX, April 2009

    ·          NASA Space Science Day at UTB 2010, session organizer and presenter, UT Brownsville, Brownsville TX Jan 2010

    ·          100 Hours of Astronomy, “Star Party & Yuri’s Night” Event Host & Coordinator, University of Texas Brownsville, April 2009

     

    Grants

    ·          Teacher Quality Grants Program, Proposal: Astrobiology, June 2010- April 2012, Participation as Assistant Director, lecturer, resident astronomer and class observer.

    ·          Innovative Developments to Enhance Aerospace Education and Research Project (IDEAS-ER/NASA); Proposals: “Science into Action: The Composition and Structure of Celestial Bodies”, May 2003-April 2004, Participation as Resource and Collaborator. “Modeling Our Solar System”, March 2004-February 2005, Participation as Resource and Collaborator. “A 3-D Close-Up Vision of the Moon and Sun in Our Atmosphere”, March 2005-February 2006. Participation as Collaborator. 

    ·          Consejo de Educación Superior de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico Superior Education Advisory Board) Proposal: “Proyecto de Certicacion de maestros de fisica Publicas/Privadas” (Project of Certification of Physics teachers of Public and Private Schols in Puerto Rico”) June 2004 – July 2005. Participation as Resource.

    ·          NSF/MIE-Saturday Academy Program (SART); Proposals as Principal Investigator: “Developing Weather Maps” ,“Building of a Planetarium”, “Assessment of the knowledge and interest in Space Exploration of the Uprising Generation”, “Earth Time Vs. Moon Tine”, “Scale Model Of A Lunar Base: Luna GAIA”, “Importance of Space Technologies for health in Puerto Rico” 

     

    Professional Affiliations

    n  American Astronomical Society-Jr. Member

    n  ISU Alumni

    n  National Society of Hispanic Physicist

    n  National Space Society (NSS)

    n  NSS- Puerto Rico Chapter President

    n  Sociedad de Astronomia de Puerto Rico- Capitulo de San Juan

    n  Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

    n  Society of Physics Students


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