Eyes on the Skies: Zonta’s AE Fellowship

June 29, 2017: One of the highlights of my graduate student career was receiving a Zonta Amelia Earhart (AE) Fellowship, which supports women pursuing doctoral degrees in the fields of aerospace science or aerospace engineering. Partly as a result of this award, I now belong to a select group of women throughout the world . . . → Read More: Eyes on the Skies: Zonta’s AE Fellowship

Mental Wellness and Your Science Career

June 6, 2017: When I was just starting out as a graduate student, someone who was on the verge of finishing his Ph.D. told me that “the most important thing to get out of graduate school is yourself.” That is the one piece of advice I pass on to any current  graduate student who is wondering how . . . → Read More: Mental Wellness and Your Science Career

WUPPE!

July 8, 2015: WUPPE! Yes, it was as fun as it sounds! and I cannot believe that 20 years has passed since its last flight.

In May 1995, the space shuttle Endeavor blasted off from Kennedy Space Center on STS-67 carrying a suite of ultraviolet telescopes on board: one from Goddard Spaceflight . . . → Read More: WUPPE!

Girlfriends Are Good For The Soul

March 6, 2013: A version of this post appeared on the CSWA’s Women in Astronomy blog page.

March 7, 2013: A few weeks ago, for almost 48 hours, I didn’t grade, read, or think (much) about department issues.  Crazy, huh?  The semester had just started and I should have been preparing new class lecture . . . → Read More: Girlfriends Are Good For The Soul