Teaching and Outreach

Teaching

  • Drone Instructor, van den Heever group, 2016 — Present
    • I teach graduate students how to fly small multirotor drones, including instruction on airspace and other regulations
  • Nighttime Flight Certification Instructor, Colorado State University 2018
    • Developed the curriculum and examination for nighttime pilot and visual observer certification under Colorado State University’s drone nighttime operations waiver.
    • Taught students who are all now certified to fly at night under CSU’s waiver.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Colorado State University 2016
    • Teaching Assistant for ATS 640: Synoptic Meteorology for graduate students
    • Wrote homework assignments, held regular office hours, and graded all homework
  • Graduate Coding Mentor, NASA Student Airborne Research Program 2015
    • Developed and gave 15 lectures on a variety of programming topics
    • Individually mentored and taught programming to third-year undergraduates

Outreach

  • January 2022: Drone pilot during the 80th anniversary Christman Field flyovers
  • September 2019: Volunteer at multiple education and outreach events during the NASA CAMP2Ex field campaign, including a trip to Parañaque Science High School in metro Manila, Philippines
  • April 2019: Volunteer, Colorado Rockies Weather and Science Day. Planned, coordinated, and piloted the flight of a drone equipped with meteorological equipment in Coors Field to demonstrate atmospheric sampling to approximately 10,000 students from around the Front Range.
  • February 2018, February 2019: Volunteer, Colorado State University Little Shop of Physics. Discussed and showed over 400 primary school aged children how observations of the atmosphere are taken
  • February 2018: Volunteer/Exhibitor, 2018 Rice Elementary Science Night. Demonstrated the use of small Unmanned Aerial Systems and taught basic atmospheric physics through use of demos to nearly 200 primary school aged children
  • July 2017: Exhibitor, Colorado Weatherfest. Demonstrated the use of small Unmanned Aerial Systems to nearly 100 primary school aged children
  • July 2017: Interview on SOURCE, Colorado State University’s news source, about the use of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (drones) in the field