Christina's World

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information

Name:              Christina Seiman Chu

Citizenship:      United States of America

Gender:            Female

Interests:          Flying small aircraft, cross country skiing, cooking, board
                         games, crochet.

 

Education

2011–present   Doctor of Philosophy in Space Physics, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Advisor: Dr. Hui Zhang

2009–2010      Master of Science in Engineering Physics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Thesis Title: 3 Year Study of the Magnetic Field Fluctuations in the Magnetospheric Cusp.

Advisor: Dr. Katariina Nykyri

2006–2010      Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

2006–2010      Bachelor of Science in Space Physics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

2004–2006      Associate of Science in Mathematics, Middle Georgia College.

2004–2006      Associate of Science in Chemistry, Middle Georgia College.

2002-2006       High School Degree, Morrow High School.

 

Scholarly Presentations

 

February 2015   Presentation, “A Statistical Study of Hot Flow Anomalies at Earth’s Bow Shock”, invited talk, National Institute for Polar Research, Tachikawa, Japan.

December 2014 Presentation, “A Statistical Study of Hot Flow Anomalies at Earth’s Bow Shock using THEMIS Data”, THEMIS/ARTEMIS Post-AGU Winter Science Working Team Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

December 2014 Poster “A Statistical Study of Hot Flow Anomalies at Earth’s Bow Shock”, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

December 2014 Presentation, “A Statistical Study of Hot Flow Anomalies: THEMIS Results”, pre-AGU Mini-GEM Workshop, San Francisco, CA.

June 2014    Presentation, “A Statistical Study of Hot Flow Anomalies and Spontaneous Hot Flow Anomalies”, Geospace Environment Modeling Summer Workshop, Portsmouth, VA.
June 2014    Poster, “A Statistical Study of Hot Flow Anomalies and Spontaneous Hot Flow Anomalies at Earth’s Bow Shock Using THEMIS Data”, Geospace Environment Modeling Summer Workshop, Portsmouth, VA.
June 2014    Presentation, “Solar Wind (CMEs, CIRs, and Solar Wind Parameters)”, Geospace Environment Modeling Summer Workshop Student Tutorial, Portsmouth, VA.

April 2014 Presentation, “Hot Flow Anomalies at Earth’s Bow Shock”, Alaska Space Grant Program Education and Research Symposium, Juneau, AK

March 2014 Presentation, “Hot Flow Anomalies at Earth’s Bow Shock”, THEMIS/Van Allen Probes Science Working Group Meeting, Laurel, MD.

December 2013 Presentation, “A Statistical Study of Hot Flow Anomalies and Spontaneous Hot Flow Anomalies”, THEMIS/ARTEMIS Post-AGU Winter Science Working Team Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

December 2013 Poster “A Statistical Study of Hot Flow Anomalies and Spontaneous Hot Flow Anomalies”, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

December 2013 Presentation, “A Statistical Study of Hot Flow Anomalies and Spontaneous Hot Flow Anomalies”, pre-AGU Mini-GEM Workshop, San Francisco, CA.

June 2013 Poster “First Results: Comparison of Hot Flow Anomalies and Spontaneous Hot Flow Anomalies ”, Geospace Environment Modeling Summer Workshop, Snowmass, CO.

June 2013 Presentation “First Results: Statistical Comparison of Hot Flow Anomalies and Spontaneous Hot Flow Anomalies”, Geospace Environment Modeling Summer Workshop, Snowmass, CO.

June 2013 Presentation “Connection to CEDAR: Dayside MIT response to transient solar wind, bow shock, and magnetopause phenomena”, Geospace Environment Modeling Summer Workshop Student Tutorial, Snowmass, CO. 

March 2013 Presentation, “Hot Flow Anomalies: THEMIS Results”, THEMIS/ARTEMIS Science Working Group Meeting, Fairbanks, AK.

December 2012 Presentation, “Hot Flow Anomalies: A THEMIS Perspective”, THEMIS/ARTEMIS Post-AGU Winter Science Working Team Meeting San Francisco, CA.

December 2012 Poster “Hot Flow Anomalies: Cluster and THEMIS Results”, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

December 2012 Presentation, “Hot Flow Anomalies: Cluster and THEMIS Results”, pre-AGU Mini-GEM Workshop, San Francisco, CA.

October 2012 Poster, “A Statistical Study of Hot Flow Anomalies: A THEMIS Perspective”, 3rd Cluster and THEMIS/ARTEMIS Workshop, Boulder, CO.

June 2012 Poster “A Case and Statistical Study of Hot Flow Anomalies: A THEMIS Perspective”, Geospace Environment Modeling Summer Workshop, Snowmass, CO.

June 2012 Presentation “A Case and Statistical Study of Hot Flow Anomalies: A THEMIS Perspective”, Geospace Environment Modeling Summer Workshop, Snowmass, CO.

June 2012 Presentation “Transient Phenomena at the Magnetopause and Bow Shock and Their Ground Signatures”, Geospace Environment Modeling Summer Workshop Student Tutorial, Snowmass, CO.

December 2011 Presentation, “Hot Flow Anomalies”, THEMIS/ARTEMIS Post-AGU Science Working Team Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

December 2011 Poster “First Results of a Statistical Study of Hot Flow Anomalies from THEMIS Measurements”, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

June 2011 Poster "First Results of a Statistical Study of Hot Flow Anomalies from THEMIS Measurements", Geospace Environment Modeling-Coupling Electrodynamics Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (GEM-CEDAR) Joint Summer Workshop, Santa Fe, NM.
March 2011 Presentation "A Three Year Statistical Study of Magnetic Field Fluctuations in the Magnetospheric Cusp", THEMIS-TWINS Joint Science Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.
November 2010 Masters Thesis Defense "A Three-Year Statistical Study of the Magnetic Field Fluctuations in the Magnetospheric Cusp", Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL.
June 2010 Poster "Methodology and First Results on 3-year Statistical Study of Low Frequency Magnetic Field Fluctuations in the High-Altitude Cusp and Surrounding Magnetosheath", Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Summer Workshop, Snowmass, CO.
July 2009 Poster “Thermospheric Neutral Density Variation”, 2009 Research Experience for Undergraduates Program in Solar and Space Physics Final Presentation, Boulder, CO.
April 2009 Senior Design Presentation: Balloon Ozone Detection Experiment Payload Project, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL.
July 2008 Presentation “Measuring Porosity in Composite Laminates”, Boeing Phantom Works Intern Presentations, Seattle, WA.
July 2004 Poster, “Laser Vibrometry”, NASA Summer High School Research Apprenticeship Program Presentations, Atlanta, GA.

 

Research Positions

2011–present   Graduate Research Assistant, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Analyze THEMIS satellite data to study hot flow anomalies with IDL.

2010                Graduate Research Assistant, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Analyzed Cluster data to study magnetic field fluctuations in the magnetospheric cusp.

2009                Physics Research Experience for Undergraduates, National Center for Atmospheric Research: High Altitude Observatory.  Searched for statistical relation between seasonal thermospheric density variation with geophysical conditions using IDL.

2008                Phantom Works - Applied Physics Group Intern, The Boeing Company.

Developed and implemented test matrix for measuring porosity in composite laminates, analyzed scan data with MATLAB.

2007                Physics Research Experience for Undergraduates, Stony Brook University.

Tested electrical components on the hadron-blind detector for the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, used a large turbo pump vacuum system, cleaned gas electron multipliers with ultrasound methods and tested them for damage. Tested and improved clean room air.

2006–2008      Research Assistant, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Removed dayglow from satellite space weather data.

2005–2006      Research Assistant, Middle Georgia College.

Modeled structure and formation of organic compounds to analyze resonance energies.

2004                Research Assistant-NASA Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program (SHARP), Georgia Institute of Technology.

Used laser vibrometry to identify metal damage; analyzed wave data using MATLAB.

 

Teaching Experience

2009                Modern Physics Laboratory Teaching Assistant, 1 semester, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL.

2005-2006       General Chemistry Laboratory Teaching Assistant, 2 semesters, Middle Georgia College, Cochran, GA.

 

Awards and Honors

2014                John Mather Nobel Scholar, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

2013-2015      NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship, THEMIS Observations of Dayside Magnetospheric Interactions ($90,000)

2013                Alaska Space Grant Graduate Fellowship, Hot Flow Anomalies at Earth’s Bow Shock ($15,000)

2010                Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Internal Student Research Grant, Statistical Properties of Turbulence in the High Altitude Cusp ($7,094)

2010                Ascending Eagle Award, Student Activities Award for Charity House Event Leadership

2009                Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Department of Physical Sciences Outstanding Service Award

2006                Middle Georgia College Departmental Award: Mathematics

2006                Middle Georgia College Departmental Award: Computer Science

2006                Who’s Who in American Junior Colleges

 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Honors Program

 

Dean's List

Middle Georgia College Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Spring 2006

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Fall 2007, Spring 2008

 

Merit List

Middle Georgia College Summer 2005, Summer 2009

 

Honor Roll

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Spring 2009

 

Scholarships

Fall 2007–Spring 2009, fall and spring semesters, Boeing College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)

Fall 2007–Spring 2008, fall and spring semesters, Shrinivas Dalal Memorial Scholarship (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)

Fall 2006–Fall 2010, fall and spring semesters, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Alumni Endorsement Grant

Fall 2006–Fall 2010, fall and spring semesters, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Scholarship

Fall 2004–Spring 2006, fall and spring semesters, Georgia Power Foundation Scholarship (Middle Georgia College)

 

Leadership and Activities

Space-Related Scholarly Activities

2014                Plasma Processes in Space Physics Summer School at Boston University

2012                NASA Heliophysics Summer School

2011                Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling Summer School

2008                Florida Space Academy

2006–2007      Embry-Riddle High Altitude Balloon Group

 

Leadership

2014–2015  Vice President - Geophysical Institute Graduate Student Association, University of Alaska Fairbanks

2013–2014  Student Representative - Faculty Senate Graduate Academic Advisory Committee, University of Alaska Fairbanks

2012–2014      Student Travel Grant Snack Shoppe Fundraising Leader - University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute Graduate Student Association

2012–2014      President - University of Alaska Fairbanks Physics Graduate Student Association

2011               Resident Advisor - University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Housing and Residence Life 

2007–2010      Resident Advisor - Embry-Riddle Department of Housing and Residence Life

2009–2010      Charity House Chair - Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honors Society, Icarus Circle event annually raising over $3000 for Daytona Beach homeless

2010                President - Society of Physics Students, Embry-Riddle Student Chapter

2010                President - Sigma Pi Sigma, Physics Honors Society, Embry-Riddle Student Chapter

2008–2010      Treasurer - Society of Physics Students, Embry-Riddle Student Chapter

2008–2010      Treasurer - Sigma Pi Sigma, Physics Honors Society, Embry-Riddle Student Chapter

2007–2010      Treasurer - Amateur Astronomy Club

2008–2010      Treasurer - Mathematical Association of America, Embry-Riddle Student Chapter

2007–2008      Secretary - Mathematical Association of America, Embry-Riddle Student Chapter

2005–2006      Vice President of Fellowship - Phi Theta Kappa, Honors Society, Beta Mu Pi Chapter, Middle Georgia College

2004–2006      Middle Georgia College Student Ambassador (Georgia Academy of Mathematics, Engineering, and Science)

2004–2005      Treasurer - Georgia Academy of Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Youth Service Project

 

Collegiate Societies

Sigma Pi Sigma, Physics Honors Society (Inducted April 2007)

Omicron Delta Kappa, Leadership Honors Society, Icarus Circle, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Inducted April 2007)

National Residence Hall Honorary, Epsilon Rho Chapter, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Inducted October 2007)

Phi Theta Kappa, Honors Society, Beta Mu Pi Chapter, Middle Georgia College (Inducted January 2005)

 

Collegiate Activities

2013–Present              Student Travel Grant Committee, Geophysical Institute Graduate Student Association, University of Alaska Fairbanks

2011–Present              Geophysical Institute Graduate Student Association, University of Alaska Fairbanks

2011–Present              Physics Graduate Student Association, University of Alaska Fairbanks

2010                Senior Class Council, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

2008–2010      Society of Women Engineers, Embry-Riddle Student Chapter

2008–2010      Asian Student Union, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

2007–2010      Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Embry-Riddle Student Chapter

2007–2010      Mathematical Association of America, Embry-Riddle Student Chapter

2006–2010      Society of Physics Students, Embry-Riddle Student Chapter

2006–2010      Embry Riddle Honors Student Association

2006–2010      Amateur Astronomy Club at Embry-Riddle

2006–2008      Model United Nations Delegate, Embry-Riddle Team

2004–2006      Georgia Academy of Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Youth Service Project

 

Activities

2014–Present             NASA Goddard Amateur Radio Club

 

Professional Memberships

 

Association for Women Geophysicists (since 2014)

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (member since 2013)

American Geophysical Union (member since 2011)

 

Miscellaneous

 

Scientific Diver Certification, American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS), University of Alaska Scientific Diving Program

Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Certifications: Open Water, Dry Suit, Night Diver

Environmental Protection Agency Universal level certification

Amateur Radio Technician License (call sign: KJ4IAQ)

 

Other

More coming soon!

=====:=====:=====:=====:=====:=====:=====:=====:=====:=====

 My LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/christina-chu/35/344/9

ResearchGate profile: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Christina_Chu

=====:=====:=====:=====:=====:=====:=====:=====:=====:===== 

Classes I've taken at University of Alaska Fairbanks, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Middle Georgia College: Chu_coursework.pdf (updated May 2014)

Class Descriptions:  classes taken at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) and classes taken at Middle Georgia College (MGC) (updated December 2010)

 

(updated April 2015)