Nicole Hastings

  • 207-786-6030
  • nhasting@bates.edu
  • Physics
  • Assistant in Instruction
  • Carnegie Science Hall, Room 329


MS (Atmospheric Science) University of Wyoming     BA (Physics, Astronomy) Alfred University

I assist with several introductory labs and lectures in the physics department. I also manage the Stephens Observatory and care for the other department telescopes.

Previously, I have worked as an observing assistant at the Stull Observatory in NY and as a temporary researcher at NASA Goddard. My most recent research has been in quantifying the ice water content of cirrus anvils of subtropical mesoscale systems for climatic impacts. Although the majority of my professional research has been about ‘looking up’, my spare time is spent learning about the chemistry and physics of coffee from bean to cup.