New RADARSAT-2 images! Looking good!

Good news,Earlier this year, Catherine and I submitted a SOAR-E proposal to acquire new RADARSAT-2 images of salt diapirs. Our original intent was to get images of halite salt diapirs in Iran to compare with our anhydrite diapirs on Axel Heiberg Island. However, we weren't able to get an images over that target site, and we needed to rethink our plan of attack. Instead, we submitted a request for four additional images over Axel Heiberg Island.…

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TAPD mini-modules week 6: Responding to the poll

This semester, we’ve carved out time from the Teaching Assistants’ normal duties—a half-hour per week—to use for professional development activities. This post series tracks our weekly goals and activities. The slides are just right. The timing is on lock. This time, this time, I’m going to nail that description of the First Law of Thermodynamics. The class begins. I launch in, I hit all the right notes, I build to the crescendo of energy conservation. The…

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TAPD mini-modules week 5: Closing the feedback loop

This semester, we’ve carved out time from the Teaching Assistants’ normal duties—a half-hour per week—to use for professional development activities. This post series tracks our weekly goals and activities. As an instructor or TA, teaching evaluations are part of the job. As the end of the semester nears, students fill out university mandated evaluation forms, and a few weeks after the semester is over, you get the results. The trouble with this system is that…

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International Astronautical Congress

Hello!I've returned after spending some time Down Under!This dish is 70 m across, and received thefinal data from CassiniI am very fortunate to have received a grant to attend the Space Generation Congress (SGC) and 2017 International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia. The grant was a Student Participation Initiative from the Canadian Space Agency. I love them so much.Before arriving in Adelaide, I took a little detour into Canberra. SGC had organized an optional…

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