2009 PDP Teams


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PDP 2009

 

2009-1

Galaxy components and developing explanations        

Team Lead: Ryan Montgomery,  University of California, Santa Cruz  
Disciplinary area: Astronomy  
Teaching venue: Astronomy summer course at UCSC 
Sponsor: NSF/TUES; CfAO

2009-2

Transiting planets; evaluating and refining questions                 

Team Lead: Nicholas McConnell, University of California, Berkeley
Disciplinary area: Astronomy 
Teaching venue: Astronomy lab course at Hartnell College
Sponsor: NSF/TUES; CfAO

2009-3

Geometric optics          

Team Lead:  Liz McGrath, University of California, Santa Cruz  
Disciplinary area: Astronomy
Teaching venue: Astronomy lab course at Hartnell College
Sponsor: NSF/TUES; CfAO

2009-4

DNA       

Team Lead: Eric Maklan, University of California, Santa Cruz
Disciplinary area: Biology
Teaching venue: WEST at UCSC
Sponsor: NSF/TUES; CfAO

2009-5

Antibiotics from natural sources and designing investigations    

Team Lead: Patrick Yuh, University of California, Santa Cruz
Disciplinary area: Biology
Teaching venue: SUMS program at Hartnell College
Sponsor: NSF/TUES; CfAO

2009-6

Polymerase Chain Reaction and designing experiments         

Team Lead: Kristel Dorighi, University of California, Santa Cruz
Disciplinary area: Biology 
Teaching venue: Eukaryotic Genetics Lab course at UCSC
Sponsor: NSF/TUES; CfAO

2009-7

Charge Coupled Devices and designing solutions   

Team Lead: Isar Mostafanezhad, University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy
Disciplinary area: Electrical engineering 
Teaching venue: Electronics Technology course at UH Maui College
Sponsor: CfAO

2009-8

Analog circuits and evaluating tradeoffs    

Team Lead: Oscar Azucena, University of California, Santa Cruz  
Disciplinary area: Electrical engineering 
Teaching venue: Electronics course at UH Maui College
Sponsor: CfAO

2009-9

Ocean science and designing investigations      

Team Lead: Nina Arnberg, University of California, Santa Cruz  
Disciplinary area: Ocean Sciences 
Teaching venue: Diversity Forum at UCSC
Sponsor: NSF/TUES; CfAO

2009-10

Adaptive optics         

Team Lead: Mark Pitts, University of Hawaii
Disciplinary area: Engineering
Teaching venue: Akamai Short Course, Maui
Sponsor: CfAO

2009-11

Telescope design        

Team Lead: Betsy Mills, University of California, Los Angeles and Sara Sonnett, University of Hawaii
Disciplinary area: Astronomy 
Teaching venue: Akamai Short Course, Maui
Sponsor: CfAO

2009-12

Fourier Optics    

Team Lead: Ian Crossfield, University of California, Los Angeles
Disciplinary area: Physics 
Teaching venue: CfAO Summer School, UCSC 
Sponsor: CfAO

2009-13

Tipping points in physical systems and synthesize data for an explanation  

Team Leads: Sora Kim, University of California, Santa Cruz
Disciplinary area: Earth Science
Teaching venue: WEST at UCSC
Sponsor: NSF/TUES; CfAO

2009-14

Turbulence; generating and evaluating explanations   

Team Lead: Katherine Kretke, University of California, Santa Cruz
Disciplinary area: Physics
Teaching venue: Diversity Forum at UCSC
Sponsor: NSF/TUES; CfAO

2009-15

Pourous materials           

Team Lead: Marc Bresler, University of California, Santa Cruz
Disciplinary area:  Chemistry
Teaching venue: Advanced Inorganic Lab course at UCSC
Sponsor: NSF/TUES; CfAO