Christina's World

Resume

Christina Seiman Chu

 

 

EDUCATION


Education:    University of Alaska Fairbanks, August 2017, Doctorate of Philosophy in Space Physics. GPA3.70/4.00

               

                 Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, December 2010, dual Bachelor of Science Degrees in Space Physics and Engineering Physics, minors in Mathematics and Astronomy, and an accelerated Master of Science Degree in Engineering Physics. GPA – 3.64/4.00

                      

                       Middle Georgia College with Associate of Science Degrees in Mathematics and Chemistry. GPA3.96/4.00


INTERNSHIPS, RESEARCH, AND ENGINEERING WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach, Florida

Research Assistant Professor July 2017 – Present

 

Analyze magnetosheath and magnetotail data with IDL.



University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute Fairbanks, Alaska

Graduate Researcher January 2011 – August 2017

 

Use IDL to perform analysis of hot flow anomalies at Earth’s bow shock using THEMIS satellite data


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach, Florida

Research Assistant January 2010 – December 2010

 

Analyzing data for a 3-year statistical study of low frequency magnetic field fluctuations in the high-altitude cusp and surrounding magnetosheath with IDL


National Center for Atmospheric Research: High Altitude Observatory Boulder, Colorado

Physics Research Experience for Undergraduates - Research Assistant June 2009 – August 2009

Examined thermospheric neutral particle density looking for correlation to solar and geomagnetic activity at different altitudes with IDL


The Boeing Company Seattle, Washington

Phantom Works - Applied Physics Group Intern May 2008 – August 2008

Designed and implemented a test matrix for investigation of ultrasound backscatter and porosity in composite laminates

Analyzed data from scans using MATLAB and presented results to Phantom Works leadership panel


Stony Brook University Stony Brook, New York

Physics Research Experience for Undergraduates - Research Assistant - PHENIX June 2007 – August 2007

Tested clean room air quality, suggested solutions for improvements, and implemented solutions for better clean room air conditions

Tested electrical components on a state-of-the-art hadron-blind detector (HBD) for the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Laboratories

Worked with a large turbo pump vacuum system

Cleaned gas electron multipliers using ultrasound cleaning techniques in deionized water and tested them for damage

Participated in weekly international HBD meetings for brainstorming and communication of approaches/solutions to the project’s problems from multiple perspectives


Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach, Florida

Student Assistant/Research Assistant - Physical Sciences Department August 2006 – May 2008

Analyzed space weather data (dayglow) with IDL

Supported physics professor with various clerical tasks


Middle Georgia College Cochran, Georgia

Research Assistant August 2005 – May 2006

Used GAUSSIAN to model chemical structures and analyze resonance energies of organic compounds

Sought alternative ways to view the structure and formation of organic compounds


NASA Summer High School Apprenticeship Program Atlanta, Georgia

Research Assistant – Aerospace Engineering Department June 2004 – July 2004

Applied non destructive evaluation technique (laser vibrometry) to gather data for developing a technique to quickly find damage on metal

Gathered and analyzed wave data using MATLAB


OTHER PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

 

University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks, Alaska

Resident Advisor - Housing January 2011 – February 2011

Used good communications and interpersonal skills to build a strong hall community and help residents with academic and personal concerns

Planed social, academic, faculty, educational, multicultural, abuse, themed, and service programs for residents

 

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach, Florida

Resident Advisor - Housing August 2007 – December 2010

Used good communications and interpersonal skills to build a strong hall community and help residents with academic and personal concerns

Planed social, academic, faculty, educational, multicultural, abuse, themed, and service programs for residents

 

Sylvan Learning Center Atlanta, Georgia

Mathematics Tutor – K-12 May 2006 – June 2007

Guided students through math lessons created by Sylvan

Assessed students’ learning through tests over material covered in a Sylvan session

Guided students in homework support


QuikTrip Atlanta, Georgia

Store Clerk July 2006 – August 2006

• Give fast, friendly customer service

• Restock cooler, freezer, shelves

• Store upkeep and cleaning

 

Middle Georgia College Cochran, Georgia
Chemistry Laboratory Assistant August 2005 – May 2006

Set-up, clean-up, and supervised Chemistry I and II laboratory experiments

Guided students though their laboratory report with help in calculations, analysis, and theory


COMPUTER/SOFTWARE SKILLS


IDL

MATLAB 2009

Simulink

Microsoft Office

CATIA

Java

Satellite Toolkit

HTML

LabView

Code V

IRAF

Gaussian

Visual Basic

Maple 10

Pascal


MISCELLANEOUS SKILLS


Environmental Protection Agency Universal level certification

Bilingual – English and Cantonese

Amateur Radio Technician License (call sign: KJ4IAQ)

 


SELECTED LEADERSHIP ROLES AND ACTIVITIES

 

President - University of Alaska Physics Graduate Student Association (May 2011 - 2014)

Geophysical Institute Graduate Student Association (January 2011 - 2017)

Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling – Space Weather Summer School (2011)

Florida Space Academy (December 2008)

Embry-Riddle High Altitude Balloon Group (August 2006 – January 2007)

President - Sigma Pi Sigma, Physics Honors Society (May 2010 – December 2010)

Treasurer - Sigma Pi Sigma, Physics Honors Society (August 2008 – May 2010)

President - Society of Physics Students (May 2010 – December 2010)

Treasurer - Society of Physics Students (August 2008 – May 2010)

Delegate - Model United Nations (August 2006 – May 2008)

Treasurer - Amateur Astronomy Club (August 2007 – December 2010)

Treasurer - Mathematical Association of America, Embry-Riddle Student Chapter (May 2007 - December 2010)

Secretary - Mathematical Association of America, Embry-Riddle Student Chapter (August 2006 – May 2007)

Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Embry-Riddle Student Chapter (August 2007 - December 2010)

Omicron Delta Kappa, Leadership Honors Society, Icarus Circle, Embry-Riddle (April 2007 - December 2010)

Charity House Chair - Omicron Delta Kappa Homeless Charity Event Raising over $3000 each year (2009 - 2010)

Embry-Riddle Honors Student Association (August 2006 - December 2010)

National Residence Hall Honorary, Epsilon Rho Chapter (October 2007 - Present)

Society of Women Engineers, Embry-Riddle Student Chapter (August 2008 – December 2010)

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Senior Class Council (September 2010 – December 2010)

Asian Student Union (August 2008 – December 2010)

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

Vice President of Fellowship - Phi Theta Kappa (April 2005 – April 2006)

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

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

 

 

Sylvan Learning Center Atlanta, Georgia

Mathematics Tutor – K-12 May 2006 – June 2007

• Guided students through math lessons created by Sylvan

• Assessed students’ learning through tests over material covered in a Sylvan session

• Guided students in homework support


Awards

  • 2013 NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship ($180,000)
  • John Mather Nobel Scholar ($3,000)
  • 2013 Alaska Space Grant Graduate Fellowship ($15,000)
  • 2010 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Internal Student Research Grant ($7094)
  • 2010 Ascending Eagle Award, Student Activities Department Award for Charity House Event Leadership
  • 2009 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Physical Sciences Outstanding Service Award
  • 2007-2009 Boeing College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship
  • 2007-2008 Shrinivas Dalal Memorial Scholarship
  • 2006-2010 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Alumni Endorsement Grant
  • 2006-2010 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Scholarship
  • 2006 Who's Who in American Junior Colleges
  • 2006 Middle Georgia College Departmental Award: Computer Science
  • 2006 Middle Georgia College Departmental Award: Mathematics
  • 2004-2006 Georgia Power Scholarship

Travel Grants

2011 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Travel Scholarship ($500)

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Geospace Earth Modeling Summer Workshop Student Travel Award (flights and lodging)

2013, 2014 University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute Student Travel Fund Award

2014  University of Alaska Fairbanks Graduate School Travel Grant ($500)

2015 University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Natural Science and Mathematics Student Travel Grant ($750)

Collegiate Outreach Experience

Race for the Cure team, Volusia County, Florida

High school science fair judge, Volusia County, Florida

Model rocket build and launch with middle school students, Volusia County, Florida

Charity House Chair, event raising awareness of and money for homelessness, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Volusia County, Florida

6th grade science fair judge, Woodriver Elementary

Ice Alaska youth competition co-chair (2014)

Assisted in inflatable planetarium set-up and shows for K-6 students

Alaska Statewide High School Science Fair Judge (years: 2012, 2013, 2014)

(updated November 2017)