(Episode 33) — Dr. Chris Groppi is an Associate Professor at Arizona State University. He specializes in building instruments that are used to probe the inner workings of molecular clouds and unlock the secrets of star formation. Dr. Groppi’s team at Arizona State builds components used by companies and research groups across the globe.
(Episode 32) — Dr. Lev Horodyskyj develops astrobiology curricular materials spanning topics from astronomy to geobiology to sustainability for delivery in an exclusively online format. His work on “SES: 106; Habitable Worlds” is being used as a template for future online education. Dr. Horodyskyj works with AnbarLab at Arizona State University.
(Episode 31) — Dr. Jekan Thanga and Dr. Erik Asphaug are professors at Arizona State University. They’re leading a student-built and student-ran CubeSAT mission that will observe meteors from and monitor solar winds from Earth orbit. The SWIMSat mission recently received funding from the US Air Force.