Nicole A. Hastings
Assistant in Instruction
Carnegie Science Hall, Room 329
MS in Atmospheric Science from the University of Wyoming
BA in Physics and Astronomy from 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.