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Flavio S Azevedo

Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
flavio@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: My research focuses primarily on theorizing the nature of short- and long-term interests in STEM disciplines, and designing learning environments that are truly engaging to students. This has led me to investigate learning and interest-based participation in settings as diverse as classrooms, after-school programs, and hobby practices (model rocketry and amateurs astronomy). Intersecting with this central research focus, my other research interests include the use and creation of technical representations and the way these mediate knowing and learning; the discourse and practices of engaged participation in STEM classrooms; and social justice issues in STEM education. This work has appeared in publications such as the Journal of the Learning Sciences, Cognition and Instruction, and the Journal of Mathematical Behavior.

George F Benedict

George F Benedict

Senior Lecturer, McDonald Observatory, College of Natural Sciences
fritz@astro.as.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3448, +1 512 471 1459

Expertise: Astrometry; space astronomy; Hubble Space Telescope; the search for and study of extrasolar planets and low-mass companions of stars; extraterrestrial life; star formation in external galaxies

Anita L Cochran

Anita L Cochran

Assistant Director, McDonald Observatory, College of Natural Sciences
anita@astro.as.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1471

Expertise: Astronomy, our solar system (particularly comets, asteroids and Kuiper Belt objects); origins of planetary systems; optical spectroscopy; McDonald Observatory

Neal J Evans

Neal J Evans

Professor, Department of Astronomy, College of Natural Sciences
nje@astro.as.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4396

Expertise: Star formation; interstellar medium; radio astronomy; infrared astronomy; extraterrestrial life; NASA Spitzer Space Telescope

Karl  Gebhardt

Karl Gebhardt

Professor, Department of Astronomy, College of Natural Sciences
gebhardt@astro.as.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1473

Expertise: Astronomy, black holes, globular clusters, elliptical galaxies, galaxy clusters, dark energy, HETDEX, Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment

Shardha  Jogee

Shardha Jogee

Associate Professor, Department of Astronomy, College of Natural Sciences
sj@astro.as.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1395

Expertise: Astronomy, galaxy evolution, Hubble Space Telescope, galaxy surveys (GEMS, GOODS, Hubble Ultra Deep Field, STAGES), ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/Sub-millimeter Array)

John  Kormendy

John Kormendy

Professor, Department of Astronomy, College of Natural Sciences
kormendy@astro.as.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3492

Expertise: Astronomy, black holes, elliptical galaxies, galactic bulges, dark matter, Andromeda Galaxy

Christopher A Sneden

Christopher A Sneden

Professor, Department of Astronomy, College of Natural Sciences
chris@verdi.as.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1349, +1 512 471 3000

Expertise: Astronomy, spectroscopy of stars; chemical compositions of stars; evolution of the Milky Way galaxy; the life cycles of stars

John C Wheeler

John C Wheeler

Professor, Department of Astronomy, College of Natural Sciences
wheel@astro.as.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6407

Expertise: Astronomy; Stars and stellar evolution; supernovae; compact stars, neutron stars and black holes; accretion disks; nucleosynthesis; gamma-ray bursts, astrobiology