Nicole Hastings

Nicole A. Hastings


Physics and Astronomy

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 teach several introductory labs in the physics department. I also manage the Stephens Observatory,  department telescopes, and direct shows for the Ladd Planetarium.

I have worked as an observing assistant at the Stull Observatory in NY and as a researcher at NASA Goddard. My graduate research focused on the quantifying the dynamics in cumulonimbus for climate models. In my spare time I like reading about the chemistry and physics of coffee, hunting for atmospheric optics events, and studying heliophysics.