2010 PDP Teams


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PDP 2010

 

2010-1

Adaptive optics and justifying design choices        

Team Lead: Katie Morzinski,  University of California, Santa Cruz  
Disciplinary area: Astronomy  
Teaching venue: Adaptive Optics graduate course at UCSC 
Sponsor: ISEE

2010-2

Solar intensity monitoring and troubleshooting system problems                  

Team Lead: Cindy Giebink, University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy 
Disciplinary area: Electronics 
Teaching venue: Akamai Short Course, Maui
Sponsor: AWI (NSF/AFOSR)

2010-3

Wavefront sensing in vision science and testing hypotheses         

Team Lead:  Nicole Putnam, University of California, Berkeley
Disciplinary area: Vision science; engineering
Teaching venue: CfAO Summer School, UCSC
Sponsor: ISEE

2010-4

Fluids and layering; evaluating questions and hypotheses       

Team Lead: Nicholas McConnell, University of California, Berkeley
Disciplinary area: Biology
Teaching venue: PREP for UCSC MARC/MBRS Program
Sponsor: ISEE

2010-5

Transiting planets and refining questions   

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

2010-6

Galaxy components and analyzing data to create explanations        

Team Lead: Sarah Hansen, University of California, Santa Cruz
Disciplinary area: Astronomy 
Teaching venue: Astronomy summer course at UCSC
Sponsor: NSF/TUES; ISEE

2010-7

Porous materials and supporting explanations from data  

Team Lead: Kelly Peach, University of California, Santa Cruz 
Disciplinary area: Chemistry 
Teaching venue: Advanced Inorganic course at UCSC
Sponsor: NSF/TUES; ISEE

2010-8

Resonant pendula   

Team Lead: Linda Strubbe, University of California, Berkeley
Disciplinary area: Physics 
Teaching venue: Physics summer course at UCSC
Sponsor: NSF/TUES

2010-9

Tipping points in physical systems and synthesize data for an explanation     

Team Lead: Heidi Stauffer, University of California, Santa Cruz
Disciplinary area: Earth Science 
Teaching venue: WEST at UCSC
Sponsor: NSF/TUES; ISEE

2010-10

Transiting planets and calibration methods         

Team Lead: JD Armstrong, University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy 
Disciplinary area: Astronomy
Teaching venue: Akamai Technical Course, Maui
Sponsor: NSO, AWI/AFOSR

2010-11

Color & Light; designing investigations        

Team Lead: Brad Jacobs, University of Hawaii
Disciplinary area: Physics 
Teaching venue: Astronomy lab course at UH Manoa
Sponsor: AWI/NSF/AFOSR

2010-12

Lenses & refraction; designing investigations     

Team Lead: Mike Jacox, University of California, Santa Cruz 
Disciplinary area: Physics 
Teaching venue: Akamai Short Course, Maui 
Sponsor: AWI/NSF/AFOSR

2010-13

Forest Ecology    

Team Leads: Erin McCreless and Angela Quiros, University of California, Santa Cruz
Disciplinary area: Biology
Teaching venue: WEST at UCSC
Sponsor: NSF/TUES; ISEE

2010-14

Central dogma of molecular biology   

Team Lead: Patrik Yuh, University of California, Santa Cruz
Disciplinary area: Biology 
Teaching venue: WEST at UCSC
Sponsor: NSF/TUES; ISEE

2010-15

Telescope design and evaluating tradeoffs           

Team Lead: Sara Sonnett, University of Hawaii
Disciplinary area:  Astronomy
Teaching venue: Akamai Internship Program
Sponsor: AWI/NSF/AFOSR