Other Stuff

I love my job and I love to travel.  Best of all, I love to travel for my job!

In August 2017, I experienced the Great American Solar Eclipse in Wyoming with my sister.

Apoc-eclipse 2017

In June 2015, I gave a talk at the Emergence in Chemical Systems 4.0 Conference in Anchorage, Alaska. In addition to learning how patterns in chemical systems can be used to better understand complicated systems in life on Earth, I took a day or so to explore the city and the sea.

Glacier cruise, with my mom.

Glacier cruise, with my mom.

From August 2011 – December 2011, I was in Australia, studying lunar samples at The Australian National University in Canberra.  I blogged about my adventures.  Click here to read the first one, and click on Australia (at the right or above) to read them all.

In July 2011, I attended the joint ISSOL/BioAstronomy Meeting in Montpellier, France.

In the Place de la Comédie, Montpellier

In 2008, I attended the International Astrobiology Society Meeting in Florence, Italy.

At the science museum in Florence that houses Galileo’s telescope

During the 2006-2007 field season, I was a member of the Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) team.  You can see us in action in the  Polar Palooza Video.

Here I am in the group photo at the Gordon Research Conference – Origin of Life  at Bates College (Maine) in 2006.

Gordon Conference – Graduate Student Research Seminar group photo

Finally, I was part of a team that worked on a space shuttle telescope mission, WUPPE/Astro-2 (STS-67), in 1995.


In the News

January 24, 2018, Nature: Bashing holes in the tale of Earth’s troubled youth
August 21, 2017, Albion College News: Hundreds Gather on Campus to Watch Solar Eclipse
February 15, 2013, WILX TV: Meteorite Hits Russia, Asteroid Scrapes by Earth
June 2012, Venus Transit: Michigan Radio interview, Jackson Citizen Patriot article, Battle Creek Inquirer article, WILX TV interview