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Ryan Deardorff

Ryan Deardorff was originally hired to do "HTML" work on the site - finding and fixing broken links and images, as well as other general maintenance tasks. Given an opportunity to learn CGI scripting, however, he soon discovered the miracles of a language called Perl, and immediately succumbed to its philosophy: "Laziness, Impatience, Hubris." In other words, why do by hand what you can teach a machine to do for you? He has since written a series of scripts which monitor and track the evolution of the site, reporting those pesky typos that lead to broken links and images.

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Julia Genyuk

I am the programmer for Windows to the Universe. I do a lot of CGI and PHP scripting for the site itself and to support the work of content developers. I joined the team in December 2002 after Ryan Deardorff...more

Emily Lenhart

Emily Lenhart currently holds two half-time positions at the University of Michigan; one as the Acting Executive Director for the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ELISE), and...more

Hank Thoenes

Hank Thoenes is a science teacher at Boulan Park Middle School in Troy, Michigan. Over the past ten years, Hank has taught science in grades six through eight. In addition to his teaching, Hank has been...more

Janet Kozyra

Janet Kozyra has been active in space plasma physics and aeronomy concentrating on processes that couple the atmosphere and ionosphe with near-Earth space. She has extensive experience in data analysis...more

John Bravender

John Bravender (bravende@engin.umich.edu) is a student in the Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences department at the University of Michigan. His emphasis in the department is meteorology. More specifically,...more

Jon Linker

Dr. Jon A. Linker is a research scientist in the Applied Physics Operation of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in San Diego. He is an expert in the development and application of large-scale...more

Michael Burek

Hello! I am an Engineer that specializes in designing and building measurement systems for scientific research. On the Windows to the Universe Project I am responsible for the technical portions of the...more

Michelle McDonough

Michelle has recently joined the Windows to the Universe team as a Senior at the University of Michigan School of Art & Design. She spent last semester studying fine arts at the Lorenzo di'Medici Institute...more

Windows to the Universe, a project of the National Earth Science Teachers Association, is sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation and NASA, our Founding Partners (the American Geophysical Union and American Geosciences Institute) as well as through Institutional, Contributing, and Affiliate Partners, individual memberships and generous donors. Thank you for your support! NASA AGU AGI NSF