Jacox, Michael

Mike is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Ocean Sciences at UC Santa Cruz, graduating in 2012. After earning a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado and working for several years developing CO2 instrumentation for a private company, he entered graduate school with the desire of marrying his engineering and instrumentation background to the science that it should support. In line with this, his participation with ISEE has included teaching different activities each of three years: one in science, one instrumentation, and one engineering. His research is focused on what controls biological productivity in coastal ocean systems, especially off the west coast of North America, and he conducts this work with cutting edge oceanography tools such as computer models and satellites. Upon graduation, he will move on to a position in academia or industry, always motivated by an inquiring mind.