Minnesota State University Moorhead Cabanela Research
Physics and Astronomy Minnesota State University Moorhead

Student Research Opportunities

I have put together a list of Summer Research Opportunities are other institutions for students who want to do research in Physics or Astronomy.

Astrophysics Research

This is a list of posters and other resources that I have placed online that may be of interest. My publications are not listed here, instead they are on my CV, which is available online here.

Research-Related Software Projects and Products

Individual Research Projects

Astronomy Education Research

So What IS the Astronomy Major?

One of the fundamental questions we can ask as astronomers is just what are requiring of the udnergraduate astronomy students we hope will eventually follow in our footsteps. At the 199th meeting of the AAS in January 2002, Bruce Partridge and I presented the preliminary results [Abstract] of our investigation of the undergraduate astronomy major in the United States. This investigation consisted of an examination of the classes required for the major at 61 U.S. institutions offering the undergraduate astronomy degree (according to the AIP September 2001 Roster of Astronomy Degrees).

The results of our review of the astronomy major have since been published in the Astronomy Education Review in a paper entitled "So What IS the Astronomy Major?" (link to article). I am also providing a local PDF draft version which I think is more nicely formated.

  • A Microsoft Excel data table listing the courses required for the astronomy major at all the institutions reviewed in Cabanela and Partridge (2002) including sources of information (requires Microsoft Excel 2000 or more recent). We welcome feedback on any errors or inaccuracies you see in this data as it pertains to your schools.