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Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:00:08 +0000
Trump’s proposal derives from a growing debate inside military and political circles about how to best meet the threat posed to American space assets by potential enemies: Russia and China, to be precise. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:45:44 +0000
A former NASA astronaut used an appearance at a National Space Council meeting June 18 to argue that a key element of NASA’s plans to return humans to the moon should be reconsidered. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:35:34 +0000
Trump: Creating a Space Force and promoting space exploration by NASA and the private sector will be “important for the nation’s psyche.” SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:22:16 +0000
President Trump will sign a new space policy directive June 18 addressing space traffic management issues, closely following the proposed policy that Vice President Pence announced in April. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:45:21 +0000
A key senator says he’s keeping an open mind regarding who in the federal government should have responsibility for the oversight of “non-traditional” commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:45:35 +0000
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee approved $49.5 million to create a new “program of record for commercial satellite communications." SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:23:14 +0000
As the National Space Council prepares for its third public meeting, its activities to date have won widespread praise in the space community, even as there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of the council’s advisory group that will soon meet for the first time. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:00:25 +0000
A House hearing on the reasons for cost and schedule problems with major NASA programs pointed blame at a wide variety of sources, from the tools used to track programs to the agency’s mindset to Congress itself. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:59:03 +0000
Astranis, a startup developing geostationary satellites to offer broadband internet access, plans to equip its MicroGEO spacecraft with Bradford of the Netherland’s high performance green ECAPS thrusters. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:56:47 +0000
Oxford Space Systems, a British startup that hopes to compete with space industry giants Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman in the satellite component business, has raised 6.7 million British pounds ($8.9 million) from investors. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:19:42 +0000
Outer space is the last frontier of human exploration. Unfortunately, the glory days of landing men on the moon are now a distant memory. So too are the memories of watching space shuttles rumble to life and roar to space fading away. That is poised to change and America is ready to lead the way. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:09:04 +0000
The relay satellite which will facilitate China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far side landing mission late in 2018 has entered its intended halo orbit around Earth-Moon Lagrange point 2. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:14:11 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA activities but other administration efforts that focus more on commercial space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:57:00 +0000
Both chambers want legislation that strengthens the U.S. military space posture, said Thornberry. The House and Senate are “not going to let up in our push to do better in space.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:34:01 +0000
Despite conditions that have deprived the Opportunity Mars rover of solar power, NASA officials said June 13 that they expected the long-lived spacecraft to survive an intense ongoing dust storm. SpaceNews.com
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Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:22:42 +0000
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters the Pentagon appreciates the congressional focus on space issues and is not being passive about space reforms, although he would like to see further debate on the pros and cons of reorganizing the military. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 03:28:58 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says he’s pushing to have a current NASA center director and former astronaut be nominated to be his deputy. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:39:06 +0000
While Angola’s first telecom satellite, Angosat-1, failed not long after reaching orbit late last year, the sub-Saharan African nation will get a second shot at satellite ownership with the planned 2020 launch of Angosat-2. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:21:38 +0000
A fiscal year 2019 spending bill approved by a Senate appropriations subcommittee June 12 offers $21.3 billion for NASA, including funding for several missions slated for cancellation in the administration’s budget request. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:04-02-2017
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     Current job:Space Science MS Graduate
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsDocent at Detroit Observatory, Planetarium Operator at Museum of Natural History, Climate and Space Department Graduate Student Instructor, Education Intern at the Smithsonian Natural Air and Space Museum, Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, MATLAB, D
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    Education

    University of Michigan (UM) Rackham School of Graduate Studies                     

    Ann Arbor, MI             December 2016

    Master of Science in Space Science                                                                                                                                    

    GPA 3.576

    Coursework: Ground-Based Observatories, Astrodynamics, Engineering for the Space Environment, Space Physics, High Energy Astrophysics, Space Instrumentation, Space Policy & Management, Engineering Astrophysics, Space Project Design

    University of Michigan (UM) College of Engineering                                     

    Ann Arbor, MI                                                                                                                         

    May 2015

    Bachelor of Science in Engineering: Space Science & Engineering                 GPA 3.01

    Minor in Astronomy & Astrophysics; Minor in Physics

    Coursework: Naked-Eye Astronomy, Astronomy in the Community, Solar-Terrestrial Relations, Stellar Astrophysics, Modern Physics, Electricity and Magnetism, Space Weather Modeling, Advanced Math for Engineers, Galaxies and the Universe

     

    Work Experience

    - Detroit Observatory: Docent                Ann Arbor, MI                June  2014-Present

    Operate observatory telescope during public viewing nights to better learn and understand how to properly utilize telescopes

    Spoke with visiting groups of 5-15 students on tours to provide accurate astronomical knowledge to the public

    Communicate with public visitors as much as possible earn experience in speaking skills and public education

    - UM Museum of Natural History: Planetarium Operator                   Ann Arbor, MI                     November 2012-Present

    Present planetarium shows to visitors of all ages to provide them with immersive and easy-to-understand astronomy information

    Formulate from scratch an original planetarium show agenda that best highlights and utilizes my own knowledge and interests 

    Train and instruct newly-hired operators in optimal methods of using planetarium software and designing unique show agenda

    - UM Climate and Space Department: Graduate Student Instructor                Ann Arbor, MI                      May 2016-June 2016

    Created, assigned, and graded homework assignments that challenged students to reflect on material taught in class

    Held office hours twice per week to respond assist students in completing for assignments and studying for exams

    Graded exams, responded to student inquiries on Canvas or via email, and otherwise assisted Professor Penner however necessary

    - Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Education Intern    Washington, DC           June 2015-August 2015

    Assisted supervisors Genèviève and Shauna in the implementation of the Air and Space Museum’s first seminar in astronomy education for middle school to instruct teachers in the most effective methods of teaching astronomy to their students

    Pioneered method for evaluation of feedback from teachers attending the seminar for the Education Department to best learn and understand the seminar’s success and how to improve it for future years

    Conducted and led Museum volunteers and Explainers in daily public programming at learning stations and Haas Observatory to gain experience in organizing and overseeing the implementation of Museum education for visitors

    Created and performed planetarium shows for groups of dozens of visitors in Museum’s Einstein Planetarium for weekly star talks and Family Day to practice presenting information to large groups while providing an enjoyable activity for the public

    Assisted in miscellaneous office tasks and duties in the Department to prepare for the seminar, Family Day, and other events

    - UM Museum of Natural History: Outreach Coordinator                   Ann Arbor, MI              December 2013-March 2015

    Planned, set up, and orchestrated engaging, hands-on science workshops for grade school students in topics such as paleontology and neurology at public libraries in the Greater Detroit area as part of the Family Reading and Science outreach program

    Instructed and encouraged students at various middle schools in the envisioning, design, and creation of innovative science and engineering projects to benefit the community in a variety of scientific fields in the Science for Tomorrow outreach program

    - UM Astronomy Department: Teaching Assistant                                 Ann Arbor, MI                  September 2014-April 2015

    Co-instructed a weekly supplementary astronomy lecture for enthusiastic students to earn Honors credit for astronomy courses

    Planned, prepared, and implemented lessons plans and homework assignments that would interest and engage students

    - UM Climate and Space Department: Research Assistant                   Ann Arbor, MI                     September 2012-September 2014

    Analyzed magnetometer data using MATLAB to increase understanding of Earth’s magnetosphere and improve proficiency in MATLAB language

    Utilized IDL to a limited degree as well in order to learn to use additional programming languages

    Presented findings at a departmental poster session to share results with others and gain proficiency in compiling, publicizing, and presenting research findings

    - UM Solar & Heliospheric Research Group: Research Assistant    Ann Arbor, MI                June 2010-April 2012

    Analyzed ion data taken from the solar wind by the ACE/SWICS device to study the solar wind and heliosphere

    Utilized MATLAB for data analysis as a first utilization with engineering programming languages

     

    Volunteer Experience

    UM Office of Undergraduate Admissions Student Ambassador Program                    September 2012- December 2014

    Corresponded with prospective Michigan students via telephone to gauge and potentially increase their interest in attending

    Allowed a potential student to accompany me in my daily business in order to learn about a “typical” day as a college student

    UM College of Engineering Tech Day Group Leader                                           October 2011-October 2012

    Fostered enthusiasm in potential future students by sharing my experiences to encourage them to enroll at Michigan

    Informed and guided them about the benefits of becoming a Michigan Engineering student

    Responded to inquiries from students and parents about the College, University, and student life

    UM Health System (UMHS) Volunteer Services                                      June 2009-August 2012

    Child Life Volunteer: Alleviated suffering by spending time with hospitalized children and their families to improve their stay

    Art Cart Volunteer: Swapped artwork in patients’ rooms if so desired to provide fresh appearance and brighten their day

    Leadership

    UM Student Astronomical Society (SAS) President                   May 2014-May 2015

    Organized, publicized, and led outreach events to educate and inform the public visitors of astronomical phenomena

    Organized, publicized, and led meetings to keep members informed of group activities

    Liaised with leaders of other organizations to create and maintain networks

    UM Society of Physics Students (SPS) Secretary                          April 2014-April 2015

    Recorded and organized events and tasks at officer meetings to maintain group organization

    Informed current members of club activity and updates to solidify group involvement

    Women In Science & Engineering Residence Program (WISE RP) Peer Mentor                                                                                                                            

    August 2012-April 2013

    Facilitated a welcoming, friendly environment for incoming freshman members through open communication

    Advised and encouraged four freshman members of WISE RP to ease their transition into the collegiate atmosphere

    Awards

    UM Astronomy Department: Astronomy Education and Community Outreach Award, May 2015

    UM College of Engineering: Dean’s List, Fall 2012

    Skills

    Computer: MATLAB, Data Analysis, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

    Languages: Beginner’s level Japanese and Spanish

    Other Skills: Public Speaking, Science Education, Community & Science Outreach, Leadership, Academic Tutoring, Teamwork


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