Teaching & Outreach
Teaching at CU Boulder
GEOL 4330 / ASTR 4330
This course investigates chemical and isotopic data to understand the composition of the solar system: emphasis on the physical conditions in various objects, time scales for change, chemical and nuclear processes leading to change, observational constraints, and various models that attempt to describe the chemical state and history of cosmological objects in general and the early solar system in particular.
GEOL 5835 / ASTR 5835
This seminar investigates current research on a topic in planetary science. Class focuses on student led presentations and discussions. Subject varies each semester.
Graduate Planetary Field Geology
Series of week long field geology courses designed to familiarize students with planetary processes including volcanism, rifting, aeolian processes, fluvial erosion, and impacts. The Fall 2018 course was in Hawaii.
Ad Astra Academy
INSPIRING UNDER-RESOURCED STUDENTS TO
DISCOVER OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH SCIENCE AND EXPLORATION
Ad Astra Academy is a unique education, outreach, and development project that brings the excitement of exploration to students in some of the most underserved regions of the world. Curiosity is one of the most essential of human traits - a constant need to understand the world around us through uncertain tinkering and wandering journeys. We exploit this hard-wired trait to promote self-directed and inquiry-based learning, tapping into students' natural curiosity to re-calibrate their relationship with the unknown and unlock their boundless potential.