ESS 495 - NASA Space Grant Seminar: Rocks-n-Stars
Time: Thursdays 2:30-3:20
This course is credit/no credit. Students of all
levels and backgrounds are welcome. There are no prerequisites for this course.
Room: Johnson 102
Instructor: Dr. Erika Harnett (Earth and Space Sciences)
Email: eharnett at uw.edu
Note: To access the questions for each week, visit the home page of the Canvas site for this class.
Questions will not be handed out in class. You must
bring them with you.
Tentative Speaker List for Spring 2016
- March 31: Dr. Robert Winglee - University of Washington Earth and Space Sciences
"Europa Ice Impactor"
- April 7: Joshua Krissansen-Totton - University of Washington Astronomy and Astrobiology
"Searching for biosignatures at extrasolar planets"
- April 14: Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenberger - University of Washington Earth and Space Sciences
"My path to becoming a NASA astronaut"
- April 21: Dr. Melissa Rice - Western Washington University Physics and Astronomy & Geology
"Mars Curiosity and Beyond"
- April 28: Jamie Waldock - Aerojet/Rocketdyne
"Next Generation in space propulsion"
- May 5: Brandt Monson - University of Washington Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
"My Goddard Space Flight Center NASA Internship"
- May 12: Dr. Krishna Venkateswara - University of Washington Physics
"Detection of gravity waves by LIGO"
- May 19: Giada Arney - University of Washington Astronomy and Astrobiology
"Looking for signs of life in the haze around extrasolar planets and their moons"
- May 26: Dr. Saadia Pekkaned - University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies
"Space exploration by China and Japan - political ramifications for the US, both positive and negative"
- June 2: Final Quiz - This is the last day of class, not during finals week.
Raw scores for final quiz Evaluation
To receive credit for the course you needed to
get at least half of the question on the final quiz correct. There will be
25-30 questions on the quiz. The quiz is based on questions each
speaker answers during their talk. It will be multiple choice and you must
bring a standard (scantron) answer form with you to record your answers on.
The quiz is closed book/closed notes
Videos of each talk will be available on the course Canvas site, via Panopto.
Please be warned that while we will do everything in our power to ensure
high quality videos are available for each seminar, the nature of the shared
lecture hall means that sometimes microphones do not work or are just missing.
In those cases, audio may not be available.
Previous Years' Speaker list
Last modified: Wed May 16 14:23:26 PDT 2012