- Research Program Mentor
PhD Doctor of Philosophy
Astrophysics, Physics, STEM Education, Integrating computer science into science disciplines, How students learn and think about science, How to make science education more effective and/or equitable
Optimizing Curriculum for a Science Class
Have you ever been in a science course that just didn't seem to work? Either it wasn't interesting or it was difficult to learn the concepts? Choose a subject and grade level and create an outline for the optimal curriculum. Use previous science and education research to come up with the best way to present science topics to students that will 1) make science interesting and fun; 2) present information in a way that aids students' cognitive processing; 3) prepares students for future studies in that area and 4) makes science learning equitable to all students.
How is the James Webb Telescope Changing Astronomy?
The James Webb telescope is a infrared space telescope launched at the end of 2021, that is currently providing us with a massive amount of new information about our galaxy thanks to its high-resolution and high-sensitivity instruments. This project would take a deep dive into the kinds of data we are getting back from the telescope and what scientists are doing with that data - ultimately leading us to discover how the James Webb Telescope is shifting current astronomical studies and what that means for the future of astronomical observation.