University Seminar/Physics and Engineering, Senior Instructor II
PhD, Materials Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005; BS, Materials Science, Northwestern University, 2000
Ellen is a dedicated educator and scientist whose teaching is enriched by extensive, international travels and engagements to investigate and discuss the changing climate system and emerging alternative energies with fellow scientists. At SOU she has taught courses in Physics, in Honors College, and in Green House and University Seminar. She is currently a Board member of the Geos Institute, a local non-profit organization composed of climate change scientists who work throughout North America to consult cities and regions in climate change adaptation, sustainable forestry, and water management. Since 2006, she has focused heavily on science outreach for women and minorities and taught a variety of undergraduate studies, physics, and engineering courses and is a part of Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering, and Math. Prior to beginning her career at SOU, she was supported by a Chateaubriand Fellowship and served at a National Center for Scientific Research laboratory in Marseille, France.
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