Professional Development Teaching Teams

ISEE mobilizes many teaching teams each year through the Professional Development Program (PDP), so that ISEE simultaneously has two major impacts:

1) the PDP participants – primarily graduate students and postdocs – who have a transformative professional development experience that they will draw on throughout their careers.

2) the students that they teach – primarily undergraduates – who gain an immersive inquiry experience in an inclusive environment.

Beginning with the most recent prior cohort of PDP teams, the team pages summarize how many people are impacted by ISEE each year.


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PDP 2020 Teams and Teaching Venues

 

2020-01

dna

Teaching team/venue:  MSU REU Prep

Approximate Teaching Dates:  Late-May to early-June (TBD)

Location: Michigan State University

Design Institute Attending:  Houston

Team Lead:  Rachel Frisbie (Michigan State University)

Members: Carl Fields (Michigan State University), Michael Pajkos (Michigan State University), and Luciano Silvestri (Michigan State University)

Relevant Disciplinary Background:  computational science, physics, astronomy with experience writing code and/or interacting with larger codes and experience with version control, e.g. git.

 

Sponsor:

2020-02

Teaching team/venue: Pre-Optometry Professional Society Workshop

Approximate Teaching Dates:  June or July (TBD)

Location: University of Houston

Design Institute Attending:  Houston

Team Lead:  Sujata Rijal (University of Houston)

Members: Cecilia Chao (University of Houston), Angie De La Cruz (University of Houston), and Augustine Niti (University of Houston)

Relevant Disciplinary Background:  vision science, optometry, optics

 

Sponsor:

2020-03 

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Teaching team/venue: AstroTech Summer School - Refractive Optics

Teaching Dates:  July 20-24, 2020

Location: UC Berkeley

Design Institute Attending:  University of California, Santa Cruz

Team Lead:  Maren Cosens (UC San Diego)

Members: Casey Lam (UC Berkeley) and Arun Surya (UC San Diego)

Relevant Disciplinary Background:   astronomy instrumentation

 

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2020-04

planet

Teaching team/venue:  AstroTech Summer School - Spectrograph Design

Teaching Dates: July 20-24, 2020

Location: UC Berkeley

Design Institute Attending:  University of California, Santa Cruz

Team Lead:  Emily Martin (UC Santa Cruz)

Members: Peter Gao (UC Berkeley), Arianna Long (UC Irvine), and Ronald Lopez (UC Los Angeles)

Relevant Disciplinary Background:   astronomy instrumentation

 

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2020-05

Teaching team/venue:  Akamai PREP

Teaching Dates: June 6-12, 2020

Location:  University of Hawaii, Hilo

Design Institute Attending: University of California, Santa Cruz

Team Lead:  Ryan Dungee (University of Hawai'i)

Members: Brialyn Onodera (AURA/DKIST), Callie Hood (UC Santa Cruz), and Davis Kooi (UC Santa Cruz)

Relevant Disciplinary Background:  astronomy, physics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science

 

Sponsor:  

2020-06

 

planet

Teaching team/venue:  UH Manoa Astro 300 Lab

Approximate Teaching Date: September - October 2020 (TBD)

Location:  University of Hawaii, Manoa

Design Institute Attending: University of California, Santa Cruz

Team Lead:  Travis Berger (University of Hawai'i, Manoa)

Members: Zach Claytor (University of Hawai'i), Benjamin Boe (University of Hawai'i), and Erica Bufanda (University of Hawai'i, Manoa)

Relevant disciplinary background:  astronomy, physics, spectroscopy

 

Sponsor:

2020-07

wind energy

Teaching team/venue:  Carnegie summer program

Teaching Dates:  June 18-19, 2020

Location:  Carnegie Observatories (Pasadena, CA)

Design Institute Attending: University of California, Santa Cruz

Team Lead:  Alicia Lanz (Carnegie Observatory)

Members: Philip Cowperthwaite (Carnegie Observatory), Thomas Holoien (Carnegie Observatory), and Marziye Jafariyazani (UC Riverside & Carnegie Observatory)

Relevant disciplinary background:  astronomy

 

Sponsor:

2020-08

optics

Teaching team/venue:  Carnegie summer program

Teaching Dates: Aug 6-7, 2020

Location:  Carnegie Observatories (Pasadena, CA)

Design Institute Attending: University of California, Santa Cruz

Team Lead:  TBD

Members: 

Relevant disciplinary background:  astronomy

 

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2020-09

Teaching team/venue:  STEM Diversity Programs Summer Research Experience PREP: Biomed

Approximate teaching dates:  early- to mid-June

Location:  University of California, Santa Cruz

Design Institute Attending: University of California, Santa Cruz

Team Lead:  Matthew Glasenapp (UC Santa Cruz)

Members: Matthew Kustra (UC Santa Cruz) and Hannah Vicars (UC Santa Cruz)

Relevant disciplinary background: biology, evolutionary biology, genetics, life sciences

 

Sponsor:

2020-10

Teaching team/venue:  Summer Research Experience PREP: Data Science

Approximate teaching dates:  early- to mid-June

Location:  University of California, Santa Cruz

Design Institute Attending: University of California, Santa Cruz

Team Lead:  TBD

Members: 

Relevant disciplinary background: computer science, math, statistics, programming, python, data science, machine learning, natural language processing

 

Sponsor:

2020-11

Teaching team/venue:  ACCESS Summer Research Institute PREP

Approximate teaching dates:  early- to mid-June

Location:  University of California, Santa Cruz

Design Institute Attending: University of California, Santa Cruz

Team Lead:  Jocelyn Macho (UC Santa Cruz)

Members: Leah Bouthillette (Uc Santa Cruz) and Mark Wadolkowski (UC Santa Cruz)

Relevant disciplinary background:  chemistry, biochemistry, biomolecular engineering

 

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2020-12

Teaching team/venue:  Next Gen Scholars in Applied Math Workshop

Approximate Teaching Date:  September 2020 (TBD)

Location:  University of California, Santa Cruz

Design Institute Attending: University of California, Santa Cruz

Team Lead:  TBD

Members: 

Relevant disciplinary background: applied math/physics, astronomy, computational science

 

Sponsor:

2020-13

optics

Teaching team/venue:  Python Course Workshop - Astro

Approximate Teaching Date: Summer 2020 (TBD)

Location:  University of South Carolina

Design Institute Attending:  University of Houston

Team Lead:  Justin Roberts-Pierel (University of South Carolina)

Members: Celia Cui (University of South Carolina) and Thomas Richardson (University of South Carolina)

Relevant disciplinary background:  physics, astronomy, programming, Python

 

Sponsor:

2020-14

planet

Teaching team/venue: Python Course Workshop - Bio

Approximate Teaching Date: Summer 2020 (TBD)

Location:  University of South Carolina

Design Institute Attending:  University of Houston

Team Lead:  Georgina Anderson (University of South Carolina)

Members: Eleanor Davis (University of South Carolina) and Benedicth Ukhueduan (University of South Carolina)

Relevant disciplinary background:  biology, programming

 

Sponsor:

2020-15

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Teaching team/venue:  Harvard Smithsonian CfA Astronomy REU

Teaching Dates:  July 6-10, 2020

Location: Harvard (Cambridge, MA)

Design Institute Attending:  University of Houston

Team Lead:  Stephanie Douglas (Center of Astrophysics|Harvard & Smithsonian)

Members: Yvette Cendes (Center of Astrophysics|Harvard & Smithsonian) and Joshua Speagle (Center of Astrophysics|Harvard & Smithsonian)

Relevant disciplinary background:  astronomy

 

Sponsor:

2020-16

meiosis

Teaching team/venue:  TAURUS summer program PREP

Approximate Teaching Date: June 2020 (TBD)

Location:  University of Texas, Austin

Design Institute Attending:  University of Houston

Team Lead:  Samuel Factor (UT Austin)

Members: Omid Sameie (UT Austin) and Catherinen Manea (UT Austin)

Relevant disciplinary background:  astronomy

 

 

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2020-17

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Teaching team/venue:  UT Austin research methods course

Approximate Teaching Date:  Fall 2020 (TBD)

Location:  University of Texas, Austin

Design Institute Attending:  University of Houston

Team Lead:  Jackie Champagne (UT Austin)

Members: Daniel Krolikowski (UT Austin) and Rebecca Larson (UT Austin)

Relevant disciplinary background:  astronomy

 

 

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2020-18

cosmic rays

Teaching venue/team:  AstroCom NYC PREP

Approximate Teaching Date:  late-May/early-June (TBD)

Location:  CCA (New York, NY)

Design Institute Attending:  University of Houston

Team Lead:  Paul McNulty (New York University)

Members:  Mihir Kulkarni (Columbia University) and Valentino Foit (New York University)

Relevant disciplinary background: physics, astronomy, optics, signal processing, image processing

 

 

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2020-19

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Teaching venue/team:  Columbia REU PREP

Approximate Teaching Date:  late-May/early-June (TBD)

Location:  Columbia University (New York, NY)

Design Institute Attending:  University of Houston

Team Lead:  Sam Grunblatt (American Museum of Natural History)

Members: Bhawna Motwani (Columbia University) and Thomas Rice (Columbia University)

Relevant disciplinary background:  astronomy, physics, computer science, statistics

 

Sponsor:

2020-20

cosmic rays

Teaching venue/team:  MASP-PEAC Summer Program

Approximate Teaching Date:  early July to mid August 2020 (TBD)

Location:  CU Boulder

Design Institute Attending:  University of Houston

Team Lead:  Samantha Walker (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Members: James Negus (University of Colorado, Boulder), Nicholas Erickson (University of Colorado, Boulder), and Rachel Bowyer (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Relevant disciplinary background:  astronomy, physics, engineering

 

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2020-21

Teaching venue/team: Neuro WEST

Teaching Dates:  Sept 21-23, 2020

Location:  University of California, Santa Cruz

Design Institute Attending: University of California, Santa Cruz

Team Lead:  Nicholas Santiago (UC Santa Cruz)

Members: Sami Michishita (UC Santa Cruz) and Juliana Nzongo (UC Santa Cruz)

Relevant disciplinary background:  neuroscience, biology, neurogogical disease

 

Sponsor:

2020-22

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Teaching venue/team: Microbiome WEST

Teaching Dates:  Sept 21-23, 2020

Location:  University of California, Santa Cruz

Design Institute Attending: University of California, Santa Cruz

Team Lead: 

Members: 

Relevant disciplinary background:  neurobiology, microbiology, toxicology, developmental biology

 

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2020-23

iguanas

Teaching venue/team: DNA WEST

Teaching Dates:  Sept 21-23, 2020

Location:  University of California, Santa Cruz

Design Institute Attending: University of California, Santa Cruz

Team Co-lead: Arina Favilla (UC Santa Cruz) & May Roberts (UC Santa Cruz)

Members: Stephan Bitterwolf (UC Santa Cruz) and Nikka Malakooti (UC Santa Cruz)

Relevant disciplinary background:  biology, genetics

 

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2020-24

Teaching venue/team: Materials Science/Physics WEST

Teaching Dates:  Sept 21-23, 2020

Location:  University of California, Santa Cruz

Design Institute Attending: University of California, Santa Cruz

Team Co-lead: Johnny Davenport (UC Santa Cruz)

Members: Xiangjian Gao (UC Santa Cruz), Anna Johnston (UC Santa Cruz), and Heather Sully (UC Santa Cruz)

Relevant disciplinary background: physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, materials science

 

Sponsor:  

2020-25

computer code

Teaching venue/team: Data Science WEST

Teaching Dates:  Sept 21-23, 2020

Location:  University of California, Santa Cruz

Design Institute Attending: University of California, Santa Cruz

Team Co-lead: TBD

Members: 

Relevant disciplinary background: comupter science, math, statistics, programming, python, data science, machine learning, natural language processing

 

Sponsor: 

2020-26

wind farm

Teaching venue/team: Climate WEST

Teaching Dates:  Sept 21-23, 2020

Location:  University of California, Santa Cruz

Design Institute Attending: University of California, Santa Cruz

Team Co-lead: Mer Pozo Buil (UC Santa Cruz)

Members: Anna Nisi (UC Santa Cruz), Adrienne Ricker (UC Santa Cruz), and Nicole Taylor (UC Santa Cruz)

Relevant disciplinary background: oceanography, environmental science, climate science, geology

 

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2020-27

radio activity sign

Teaching venue/team: Sustainable Materials REU PREP

Approximate teaching dates:  June 2020 (TBD)

Location:  University of California, Santa Cruz

Design Institute Attending: University of California, Santa Cruz

Team Co-lead: TBD

Members: 

Relevant disciplinary background: physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, materials science

 

Sponsor: 

2020-28

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Teaching venue/team: Chemistry 1A Research Saturday

Approximate teaching dates:  Fall 2020 (TBD)

Location:  University of California, Santa Cruz

Design Institute Attending: University of California, Santa Cruz

Team Co-lead: TBD

Members: 

Relevant disciplinary background: chemistry, biochemistry, biomolecular engineering

 

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