Astronomy Research with Dr. SallmenLast updated August, 2006
OVERVIEWDr. Sallmen is active in several areas of astrophysics (see the end of this document for her background). Students interested in astrophysics can work with Dr. Sallmen on a variety of projects. All are currently related to the interstellar medium (ISM).
STUDENT PROJECTS: What can I do?Current and ongoing: Since Fall 2003, students have worked with Dr. Sallmen on several different projects (funded variously by the National Science Foundation, Research Corporation, UW-La Crosse, Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, and NASA):
For an introduction and overview of my current research on interstellar shells, click here
Links to Tutorials on these subjects
RESEARCH -- For CREDIT and/or $$
I can get credit for this?Students are encouraged to enroll in PHY 498 -- Astronomy Research, a course designed to introduce and incorporate students into some of the research opportunities described here. The Honors Astronomy Emphasis degree requires this course.
Yeah, credit is nice, but Show Me the Money!In addition, funding for research is available from a variety of sources. Students may apply for funding through both the University (UW-L Undergraduate Research Grants) and the College of Science and Allied Health ( CSAH Dean's Distinguished Summer Fellowship ). For a summary of UW-L research funding, see the CSAH informational website. There are also funding opportunites through the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium undergraduate research programs. Certain projects may, at times, also be funded through external agencies.
ASTRONOMY RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES AWAY FROM UW-LFor those wishing to pursue astronomical research elsewhere, related opportunities are available through:
DR. SALLMEN'S RESEARCH BACKGROUNDPh.D. Thesis: Her doctoral dissertation was on Millisecond Pulsars: Decoding Magnetospheres, but more recently her work has focussed on the Interstellar Medium (ISM).
Dr. Sallmen's Publications: A list of publications by Dr. Sallmen may be found by searching the ADS (NASA Astrophysics Data System) database.
Last updated August, 2006