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.
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
Research-Related Software Projects and Products
Individual Research Projects
Distribution of LSBs in the Pisces-Perseus Supercluster (Cabanela
and Roscioli 2003): Our AAS poster on
the first investigation of the distribution of low surface
brightness galaxies in the Pisces-Perseus Supercluster.
on the Blue Edge (Cabanela and Dickey 2002, AJ, 124, 78):
A paper on the identification of LSBs on the Palomar Sky Survey
using simpleselection criteria.
CO Observations of Four LSBs (Cabanela, Womack, and Dickey
2002): Our AAS poster on
the search for
molecular gas in LSBs... net result, no such
gas was found.
Successful Automated Search for Crouching Giants (Cabanela and
Dickey 2001): Our AAS poster on HI observations
of LSB candidates selected from the POSS I. NOTE: A much
better supported model for the "blueness" of LSBs on
the POSS I has now been published as Cabanela
and Dickey (2002).
Mining, and Archiving an Online Database: The APS Catalog of
the POSS I (Humphreys, Cabanela, and Kiessler 2001):
Our AAS poster describing the basics of the APS Catalog and how
we will go about archiving it for distribution to the community.
MAPS-NGP Catalog : A catalog
of over 200,000 galaxies near the North Galactic Pole from
my Ph.D. Thesis.
1999 Ph.D. Thesis on the
statistical properties of galaxies on the POSS I.
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
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.