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 project. I tend the server, develop CGI scripts,
Java applets, and brainstorm with the developers and artists to create new and fun ways to
present our information. I also help Roberta with organizing the HTML development
and I am having fun helping with the science content development. I find the area of
archaeoastronomy fascinating and, I'm looking forward to sharing it with you.
I earned my Engineering degree in 1982 from Michigan Technological University
specializing in electronic and computer design.
At the University I also work on a project that makes remote scientific data
and collaboration tools available to scientists connected to the internet, worldwide.
In the past I have designed parts of airborne multispectral sensor systems, a computer
that controlled a triaxial acceleration sensor system for the Space Shuttle (Columbia),
a telemetry and control system for the HRDI (High Resoloution Doppler Imager) satellite,
and a three dimensional, real time visualization system for a Scanning Tunneling Microscope.
In my non work hours I like to dance a lot. I'm taking four or five Jazz classes a week
as well as folk dancing (contra) on weekends. When I'm resting I like
to read well written literature and poetry (click here for a
favorite poem), listen to all types of music
(except country), and yak on the phone. I enjoy hiking, oceans, mountains, European
cities and travel.
I have a 17 year old daughter who's a senior this year. We've
in Europe the past couple of summers, and have enjoyed it tremendously.
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, full of classroom activities on different topics in Earth and space science, ranging from seismology
, rocks and minerals
, and Earth system science
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