Research

I’m an Astrobiologist and Planetary scientist with published experience in planetary geology, astrobiology, spectroscopy, biosignature detection, education and public outreach, space policy, ethics, and mentoring. My research area are as follows:

 

Ethical Considerations for Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Particle Flux to Saturn’s Moon Titan – and astrobiological implications

Remote biosiganture detection and their associated challenges

Education and Public Outreach of STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math) subjects

Archeo-astronomy – and the anthropology of astronomy in art and culture of indigenous ethnic groups

 

 

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION & WORKSHOPS (SP – SPEAKER, PO – POSTER)

2015

 

2014

  • (PO) NASA Nordic Astrobiology Winter School, HI
  • (PO) American Geophysical Union, CA

 

2013

  • (SP) UNM Mentoring Conference, NM
  • (SP) AbGradCon, Montréal, Canada
  • NAI E/PO Retreat, NM
  • Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Jose, CA

 

2012

  • (SP) UNM Mentoring Conference, NM
  • (SP) AbSciCon, GA
  • (PO) Comparative Climatology Conference, CO
  • Mars Science Lab Teacher Training Workshop, AZ

 

2011

  • Mentoring Conference, NM
  • Space Visions, CO
  • (SP) International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Cape Town, South Africa
  • (SP) History and Philosophy of Astrobiology Conference, Ven, Sweden
  • Lunar Planetary Science Conference, CA
  • (SP) Astrobiology Graduate Conference (AbGradCon), MT
  • Graduate Research Focus Group (RFG), MT

 

2010

  • IAC – Prague, Czech Republic
  • Sagan Exoplanet Workshop, CA
  • Lunar Science Forum, CA
  • AbGradCon, Tållberg, Sweden
  • (SP) AbSciCon, TX
  • (SP) Second Symposium on Astrosociology, MD

 

2009

  • (PO) AbGradCon, WA
  • Accepted to speak, AGU conference, San Francisco, CA

 

2008

  • (PO) ISSOL, Florence, Italy
  • (SP) AbGradCon, CA
  • (PO) AbSciCon, CA

 

2007

  • (PO) BioAstronomy conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

2006-2011 Fiske Planetarium Outreach

  • Over 100 Astronomy/Astrobiology presentations at the Univ. of Colorado Fiske Planetarium
  • Invited Astrobiology Speaker at Winter Park Star Safari (’10, ’09), Vail Starry Nights (‘08)