Pierce College, Woodland Hills, California
Community College, General Public: Amateur
Ms. Mallory was one of the first educators in a NITARP team, and was among the first community college instructors in the program.
Many NITARP alumni helped us out with reviewing the NITARP 2015 proposals! Scientists who helped include B. Berriman, J. Krick, P. Lowrance, P. McGehee, R. Millan-Gabet, B. Rusholme, and J. van Eyken. Thanks to all!
Ms. Mallory made a YouTube video, which describes briefly some other questions students might have about astronomy, and then briefly discusses the importance of finding new young stars. It also lightly encompasses the currently very active planet/habitable zone aspect of finding previously unknown planets around stars.
Ms. Mallory's students will be giving a presentation at the Pierce College Astronomical Society on Oct. 1 about their NITARP experiences.
Ms. Mallory also summarized their team's Summer experiences in a ppt that was widely distributed at Pierce College, from the president on down, and was very well-received! It was featured on the College's home page for a few weeks and got a feature story in the college newspaper.
The 2010 class has been selected!
Participation in NITARP for me is like a partial return to Grad School. Direct exposure to data is invigorating; applying knowledge newly acquired and thus understanding how part of the Universe works is why I entered the sciences!