Fall Seminar Series Concludes with Cassandra Johnson on Dec. 4th
The fall semester Brown Bag Seminar Series features graduate students providing presentations on their current research or recent internships. The series concludes on Wednesday, December 4th, featuring grad student Cassandra Johnson presenting “Asteroids, Meteorites, and Their Spectral Properties”.
This series of presentations will be held in the Space Studies Library at noon. Lunch will be provided.
About the topic:
Cassandra Johnson is currently working on her thesis project surveying spectral data at the peak feature (between the charge transfer and Band I feature) in the visible-near infrared (VNIR) for meteorites in the ordinary chondrite subgroups (H, L and LL) with the intent to potentially denote a shift in the peak feature that may aid in better constraining the parent body or bodies for H, L and LL ordinary chondrites from ground based observations. The importance of this study would essentially clarify whether ordinary chondrite related asteroids can be characterized using the peak feature between the charge transfer and Band I feature, essentially creating a novel method of characterization analysis.
About the Presenter:
Hometown: Riverside, California; born: March of 1985; military service: US Army - honorable discharge
Education: Flint Hills Job Corps; Cloud County Community College; Defense Language Institute; American InterContinental University; Kansas State University; South Dakota School of Mines and Technologies; University of North Dakota|
Degrees & Certificates: Certificate of Business Office Technologies from FHJCC; Associates of Business Administration from AIU; Bachelors of Science Geology from KSU
Those unable to attend in person may view the live webcast via Connect-Pro: http://connect.aero.und.edu/r891nws19xs/ Sign in as a guest or use your Connect-Pro log-in. This series is only available live, and will not be recorded for later viewing. Online students are encouraged to attend.
For information on the Brown Bag Seminar Series, please contact Space Studies faculty member Dr. Vadim Rygalov.