Columbia University, New York, NY 9/1998 – 5/2004
PhD Astronomy (October 2004)
MPhil Astronomy (May 2001)
MA Astronomy (May 2000)
University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom 9/1994 – 6/1998
MSci (Hons) Physics with Astrophysics [First Class Honors] (June 1998)
William Brookes School, Much Wenlock, United Kingdom 9/1987 – 6/1994
GCE Advanced Levels: Physics (A); Chemistry (A); Mathematics (A)
General Studies (A); Advanced Supplementary: Further Mathematics (A)
Assistant Research Professor 2010 – present
Associate Scientist 2008 – 2010
Assistant Scientist 2006 – 2008
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Center for Imaging Science
· Director of the Insight Lab for Science Outreach and Learning Research
· Conduct astrophysics research on active galactic nuclei
· Support and manage student researchers and project team
· Develop, teach and evaluate creative and innovative science education
Assistant Staff Scientist 2004 – 2006
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Conceptual Astronomy and Physics Education Research (CAPER) Team
Science Fellow 1994 – 2004
Columbia University, New York, NY
Department of Astronomy
· President of the Association for Astronomy Education
· Editor of Spark: The American Astronomical Society Education Newsletter
· Member of the Science Scope Review Panel (the National Science Teacher Association Middle Level Journal for teachers of Grades 6‐9)
· Member of the AAS Committee on Future Communications in Astronomy
· Former member of the Astronomy Education Board, and American Physics Teachers Association Committee on Space Science and Astronomy
· Professional Memberships:
o American Astronomical Society
o American Evaluation Association
o National Afterschool Association
o International Society for Technology in Education
o National Science Teacher’s Association
o Coalition for Science After School
o Coalition for the Public Understanding of Science
· Chapter Advisor to Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, Theta Psi Chapter
· Faculty Advisor to Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, NY Theta Chapter
· Academic Advisor to the RIT Interfraternity Council
· Faculty Advisor to the RIT Astrobiology Club
April 2010: RIT Fraternity and Sorority Life Advisor of the Year Award
October 2008: Rochester Institute of Technology “Rising Star” Staff Recognition Award
May 2006: Southern Arizona Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Achievement program award for the Professional of the Year
May 2003: Columbia University presidential award for outstanding teaching by a graduate student
Grant and Gift Funding
(To date: as Principal / Co-Investigator or Senior Personnel)
Various Sources Education events at AAS meetings (gifts to date) $ 5,100
NSF Boundary Crossing Teams supporting STEM $ 294,946
NSF REU Site: Imaging in the Physical Sciences $ 220,000
NASA High School Student Explorations of Planets $ 44,522
NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory E/PO Evaluation $ 96,782
NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter E/PO Evaluation $ 145,678
NASA Earth Science Missions E/PO Evaluation $ 231,171
NASA Science and Technology on the Family Calendar $ 230,619
NASA Engaging K12 Researchers through partnerships $ 29,777
NASA Planet Walks Evaluation $ 5,069
NASA New York Space Grade Education Supplement $ 5,000
NASA NASA Climate Day Evaluation $ 57,032
U. Wyoming Association for Astronomy Education Web Site Dev. $ 4,500
Motorola Fnd. Science through Innovation: Family Workshops $ 30,700
NASA Journey of a Photon: Engaging High School Students $ 44,986
NSF SGER: Collaboratorium for Innovation and Creativity $ 119,737
NASA Family Science Nights $ 73,549
University Level Teaching Experience
Instructor in Imaging, Honors and Interdisciplinary Science RIT: 2006 – Present
CAPER Team K12/Informal Education Lead Univ. Arizona: 2004 – 2006
Manager of Columbia University Observatory Columbia University: 2000 – 2004
Undergraduate Astronomy Lead Lab Instructor Columbia University: 1998 – 2004
Senior Science Instructor Camp Watonka: Summers 1996 – 2004
Instructor: Science Honors Program Columbia University: 2000 – 2004
Teaching / Residence Assistant Biosphere 2 Center: Fall 1999
Over 30 classes taught at undergraduate and graduate levels, including classes in Interdisciplinary Science, Honors in Science and Mathematics, Imaging Science, Astronomy, Teaching and Teacher Education, and Columbia College General Education. Additionally, over 30 student-quarters of independent study and undergraduate research mentored.
Dean Ganksop (MS Computer Science, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2009)
1. “Hubble Space Telescope Far-ultraviolet Observations of Brightest Cluster Galaxies: The Role of Star Formation in Cooling Flows and BCG Evolution”,O’Dea, K. P., et al. (Noel-Storr, J. co-author, 2010), ApJ 719:1619
2. “Infrared Diagnostics for the Extended 12μm Sample of Seyferts”, Baum, S. A., Gallimore, J. F., O'Dea, C. P., Buchanan, C. L., Noel-Storr, J., Axon, D. J., Robinson, A., Elitzur, M., Dorn, M., Staudaher, S. (2010), ApJ 710:298
3. “Spitzer Observations of Star Formation in Brightest Cluster Galaxies” O’Dea, C. P., et al. (Noel-Storr, J. co-author, 2010), in “The Monster’s Fiery Breath: Feedback in Galaxies, Groups and Clusters”, AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1201, p. 182
4. “HST/ACS Emission Line Imaging of Low Redshift 3CR Radio Galaxies. I. The Data” Tremblay, G., et a. (Noel-Storr, J. co‐author, 2009), ApJS 183:278
5. “NASA Family Science Night: Changing Perceptions One Family at a Time”, Mitchell, S., Drobnes, E., Collina‐Trujillo, M. S., Noel-Storr, J., (2008) Advances in Space Research 42:1844
6. “An Infrared Survey of Brightest Cluster Galaxies. II. Why are Some Brightest Cluster Galaxies Forming Stars?” O’Dea, C. P., Baum, S. A., Privon, G., Noel-Storr, J., et al. (2008) ApJ 681:1035
7. “Family Astronomy: Improving Practices and Developing New Approaches” Noel-Storr, J., Drobnes, E., Mitchell, S. E. (2008), in “EPO and a Changing World: Creating Linkages and Expanding Partnerships: The 119th Annual Eds. Catharine Garmany and Michael G. Gibbs (vol. 389, p. 309)
8. “An Infrared Survey of Brightest Cluster Galaxies I”, Quillen et al., (Noel-Storr, J. co‐author, 2008), ApJS 176:39
9. “Unveiling the nature of Seyfert nuclei with 1100 micron spectral energy distributions”, Buchanan et al. (Noel-Storr, J. co‐author, 2008), Memorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana, v.79, p.1140
10. “Emission line gas kinematics in the vicinity of supermassive black holes in nearby radio galaxies” Noel-Storr, J., Baum, S. A., O’Dea, C. P. (2007), ApJ 663:71
11. “The Warped Nuclear Disk of Radio Galaxy 3C 449” Tremblay, G. R., Quillen, A. C., Floyd, D. E., Noel-Storr, J., Baum, S. A., Axon, D., et al. (2006), ApJ 643:101
12. “Understanding the Nuclear Gas Dispersion in Early Type Galaxies in the Context of Black Hole Demographics” Verdoes Kleijn, G. A., van der Marel R. P., & Noel-Storr, J. (2006), AJ 131:1961
13. “ISM dynamics around black holes in nearby (radio) early type galaxies with HST” Verdoes Kleijn, G., van der Marel, R., Noel-Storr, J. (2005) in Growing black holes: accretion in a cosmological context. Proceedings of the MPA/ESO/MPE/USM Joint Astronomy Conference held at Garching, Germany, 21‐25 June 2004. A. Merloni, S. Nayakshin, R. A. Sunyaev (Eds.). ESO astrophysics symposia. (Springer: Berlin)
14. “Gas disks and supermassive black holes in nearby radio galaxies” Noel-Storr, J. (2004), Ph.D. Thesis (Columbia University: New York)
15. “Summer Camp and the role of immersive informal science programs” Noel-Storr, J. and Wacker, D. (2004), VincentCurtis Educational Register vol. 6 (physics/04403144)
16. “Gas disks and supermassive black holes in nearby radio galaxies” Noel-Storr, J., Baum, S., O’Dea, C. and Verdoes Kleijn, G. (2004) in “The Interplay among Black Holes, Stars and ISM in Galactic Nuclei”, Storchi‐Bergman, T., Ho, L. C. and Schmitt, H. R., eds., Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union 222:347 (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge)
17. “Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph spectroscopy of the emission line gas in nearby FRI galaxies”, Noel-Storr, J., Baum, S. A., Verdoes Kleijn, G., van der Marel, R. P., O'Dea, C. P., de Zeeuw, P. T. and Carollo, C. M. (2003), ApJS 148:419
18. “The UGC FR 1 radio galaxy sample: which giant ellipticals can host radio jets?”Verdoes Kleijn, G., Baum, S. A., van der Marel, R. P., O'Dea, C. P., Noel-Storr, J., van Gorkom, J. H., de Zeeuw, P. T. (2003) Active Galactic Nuclei: from Central Engine to Host Galaxy, meeting held in Meudon, France, July 23‐27, 2002, Eds.: S. Collin, F. Combes and I. Shlosman. ASP (Astronomical Society of the Pacific), Conference Series, Vol. 290, p. 259
19. “Gas Kinematics and the Black Hole Mass at the Center of the Radio Galaxy NGC 4335”, Verdoes Kleijn, G. A., van der Marel, R. P., de Zeeuw, P. T., Baum, S. A. & Noel-Storr, J. (2003), AJ, 124:2524
20. “The nuclei of nearby radio loud ellipticals”, Verdoes Kleijn, G. A., de Zeeuw, P. T., Baum, S. A., O'Dea, C. P., van der Marel, R. P., Xu, C., Carollo, C. M., Noel-Storr, J. (2001) Galaxies and their Constituents at the Highest Angular Resolutions, Proceedings of IAU Symposium #205, held 15‐18 August 2000 at Manchester, United Kingdom. Edited by R. T. Schilizzi, 2001, p. 62.
21. “STIS Spectroscopy of Gas Disks in the Nuclei of Nearby, Radio Loud, Early Type Galaxies”, Noel-Storr, J., Carollo, C. M., Baum, S. A., van der Marel, R. P., O'Dea, C. P., Verdoes Kleijn, G. A., de Zeeuw, P. T. (2001) The Central Kiloparsec of Starbursts and AGN: The La Palma Connection, ASP Conference Proceedings Vol. 249. Edited by J. H. Knapen, J. E. Beckman, I. Shlosman, and T. J. Mahoney. ISBN: 1‐58381‐089‐7. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2001, p. 375.
Over 40 workshops, oral, and poster presentations given at National and International Conferences (2003-present). Presentations include topics in Active Galactic Nuclei/Supermassive Black Hole research, along with science / astronomy education and outreach. Over 10 presentations have involved graduate and undergraduate students. Keynotes and invited talks are highlighted below.
1. “Building Connections with Family Science Programs” Noel-Storr, J. (2010) INVITED KEYNOTE, Science Teachers Association of New York Annual Conference, Middle Level Luncheon.
2. “Evaluating Science Outreach” Noel-Storr, J., (2010) INVITED KEYNOTE, NASA Earth Science Education Forums Annual Retreat, Arlie, VA
3. “Astronomy Education and Outreach Informed by Evaluation and Research” Noel-Storr, J. (2010) PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
4. “What we teach… and what they learn” Noel-Storr, J., Feb 2005, PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM, Rochester Institute of Technology
5. “Scientists can teach kids!”Noel-Storr, J., Apr. 2003, INVITED SEMINAR, Manhattan College, New York.
6. “Teaching Science to Young People”, Noel-Storr, J. (2003), INVITED SEMINAR, Feb. 2003 Columbia Science Literacy Seminar.
7. “Learning astronomy from the Manhattan sky”, Noel-Storr, J., (2003) INVITED TALK Amer. Assoc. Physics Teachers 126th National Meeting
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