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Scott Seagroves • Science 2308 • 625-4493 • email@example.com
I am a scientist-educator and a professional developer of others. I have interests and experience in:
I am an astrophysicist and an educator, interested in getting students and the general public excited about the natural world. I have a B.S. in Physics from New Mexico Tech, an M.S. in Astroparticle Physics from Jacobs University in Germany, and a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. I am interested in helping students connect their classroom Physics knowledge to current events, media, literature, politics, and justice. I'm also engaged in making the field of Physics and Astrophysics more inclusive and welcoming to scientists of all backgrounds and to the general public. I am a co-founder of Queer Science (queerscience.umn.edu), a Minneapolis-based program which invites queer and transgender high school students to engage in college-level science experiments with queer and transgender professionals and mentors.
My research is focused on the response of the Earth's magnetic field, the radiation belts, and the inner magnetosphere to solar activity. I analyze data from spacecraft including Cluster, Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission, and the Van Allen Probes to better understand the generation and growth of plasma waves in the radiation belts, and release of energy in the magnetotail due to reconnection. These space weather phenomena impact on our satellite fleets, the upper atmosphere, the aurora, GPS, our power grids, and more.