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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:20:10 +0000
A Senate committee voted on party lines Jan. 18 to advance the nominations of individuals to lead NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, although with no clear indication of when, or if, they will be confirmed by the full Senate. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:19:43 +0000
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will be taking on the duties of space adviser that previously resided with the secretary of the Air Force. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:11:34 +0000
Griffin said it's imperative that the Pentagon focus on “rapid incorporation of technologies into new military capabilities.” SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:17:07 +0000
Sending data to and from different spots on Earth is big business for satellite operators, but Cloud Constellation sees a lucrative opportunity to offer satellites as the ultimate cloud storage solution for sensitive data. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:54:25 +0000
There are many valid critiques of U.S. President Donald Trump’s new direction for NASA. Few, if any, would be new. But Russian government officials saw an opportunity for domestic attention and took a stab at it. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:55:38 +0000
SpaceX reiterated at a congressional hearing Jan. 17 that its Falcon 9 rocket performed as expected on its most recent launch, despite swirling questions about the potential failure of the classified Zuma mission. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:13:32 +0000
“What are we going to do about deterrence in space?” That is a question the administration should answer in the new strategy, said CSIS analyst Todd Harrison. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:56:26 +0000
As the two companies developing commercial crew systems reiterated that they were on schedule to carry out test flights later this year, a government analysis of schedules concluded those vehicles may not be certified to carry NASA astronauts until late 2019 or early 2020. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:03:18 +0000
With no budget deal in sight to avert a Friday government shutdown, a visibly frustrated Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee — and a vocal champion of bigger military budgets — called out his congressional colleagues for putting political agendas ahead of national security SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:12:59 +0000
Effective Space, a U.K.-headquartered company developing spacecraft to extend the life of communications satellites, announced Jan. 17 that it has signed its first contract with an undisclosed customer. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:07:31 +0000
The Air Force will establish a three-star vice commander of Air Force Space Command to be located in the national capital region. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:38:34 +0000
Virgin Orbit, which expects to debut the air-launched LauncherOne rocket by summer, signed a contract Jan. 16 with GomSpace to send eight nanosatellites into orbit next year to track airplanes and ships. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:11:26 +0000
European launch provider Arianespace expects to conduct just 23 more Ariane 5 launches before the next-generation Ariane 6 becomes its primary rocket. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:24 +0000
The new president of Canadian space technology company MDA says he sees opportunities for growth both within the country and beyond, while maintaining the company’s Canadian roots as part of a larger, and increasingly American, company. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:44:32 +0000
The SBIRS satellites are equipped with powerful scanning and staring infrared sensors that collect data for use by the U.S. military to detect missile launches. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:55:15 +0000
The plan is to shift the current ground software architecture to an open-systems platform that the Air Force would own and update with new technology as it becomes available. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:00:22 +0000
The successful launch of an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Jan. 11 marked not just the return to flight of the rocket but also major achievements for several of the companies with payloads on board the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:37:32 +0000
China Great Wall Industry Corp. landed a new satellite order Jan. 11 on the back of a bilateral meeting between Chinese and Cambodian officials that included an agreement to increase trade between the countries. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:43:46 +0000
An independent safety panel recommended NASA not certify SpaceX’s commercial crew system until the agency better understands the behavior of pressure vessels linked to a Falcon 9 failure in 2016. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:58:11 +0000
Virgin Galactic conducted its first test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle in more than five months Jan. 11 as the company prepares to begin powered test flights of the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:29-04-2014
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    EDUCATION
    M.A. Astronomy, Feb. 2013
    Indiana University, Bloomington IN
     
    B.S. Physics w/ Spec. in Astrophysics, June 2010
    University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
    GPA: 3.87
     
    SKILLS
    Programming in Python, C, Fortran
    Experience with Unix, Macs, Mathematica, MATLAB, IRAF, IDL, ArcGIS, LaTex, SQL, 
    MS Word, MS Excel
    Knowledge of CCDs, optics, cryogenics, vacuum, supercomputing
     
    RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    Research Assistant, Indiana University Physics Department
    May 2013 – Present
    Prof.  L. Strigari
    Used statistical methods to determine efficacy and systematics of single- case analysis
    Evaluated deconvolution of signal and noise and fit to distributions of  satellite galaxies around Milky Way-like host
    Presented analysis and conclusions in publication-ready manner
     
    Research Assistant, Indiana University Astronomy Department
    January 2013 – May 2013
    Prof. E. Vesperini
    Worked with hybrid hydrodynamics/N-body software
    Researched use of simulations with regard to globular cluster studies
     
    Research Assistant, Indiana University Astronomy Department
    January 2011 – February 2013
    Prof. T. Steiman-Cameron
    Compiled and monitored hydrodynamical simulations on NASA supercomputer
    Evaluated and interpreted results of the protoplanetary disk simulations
    Formalized results in a scientific writeup
     
    Research Assistant, UCSD Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences
    March 2010 – June 2010
    Prof. A. Coil
    Sorted and interpreted Keck 10m. DEEP2 galaxy spectroscopy data
    Graphed galaxy data based on morphology, color, and absorption/emission lines
    Compared correlation between factors such as redshift, color, and galaxy type
     
    TEACHING EXPERIENCE
    Instructor
    May 2013 – June 2013, June 2012 – July 2012, May 2011 – June 2011
    Indiana University Astronomy Department
    Created lectures using multiple media to engage students' attention
    Interacted one-on-one with students to facilitate understanding due to intimate class size  of 25 students
     
    Associate Instructor
    August 2010 – May 2014
    Indiana University Astronomy Department
    Managed correcting and grades in an efficient and accurate manner
    Engaged with students about material during extensive office hours
    Gave feedback to students in both 250 student lower division courses and 30 student upper  division courses
     
    Proctor
    September 2007 – December 2008
    UC San Diego Physics Department
    Monitored up to 200 students in an alert and patient manner
    Clarified and discussed physics problems with students
     
    LEADERSHIP/ VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
    Outreach Coordinator
    August 2012 – January 2013
    Indiana University Astronomy Department
    Organized department's contribution to annual Open House for the public
    Responded to inquiries and explained astronomical phenomena to members of the public
     
    Outreach Volunteer
    August 2010 – Current
    Indiana University Astronomy Department
    Explained and facilitated use of technology for astronomy-based applications to the public
    Aided in hands-on learning about astronomy for people of all ages
     
    Physics Awareness Chair
    September 2008 – June 2010
    UCSD Society of Physics Students
    Organized tabling, exhibits, and volunteers for local exhibits
    Educated primarily non-physics majors on physics topics
     
    Cashier and Facilitator
    January 2009 – September 2009
    Rancho Cucamonga Marching Band and Quakes Stadium
    Served customers in a cheerful and speedy manner
    Expedited transfer of goods between between customers and kitchen efficiently
    Handled up to $1500 per shift
     
    PUBLICATIONS
    T. Y. Steiman-Cameron, R. H. Durisen, A. C. Boley, S. Michael, C. R. McConnell, Convergence  Studies of Mass Transport in Disks with Gravitational Instabilities. II. The Radiative  Cooling Case, 2013, The Astrophysics Journal, 768, 192
     
    RELEVANT COURSEWORK (Graduate)
    Interstellar Medium
    Cosmology
    Galaxies
    Galactic Dynamics
    Stellar Atmospheres
    Observational Techniques
    Electromagnetism
    Classical Mechanics 
    Quantum Mechanics 
    Statistical Mechanics


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