Dr. Nicole Gugliucci is an astronomer and education researcher with a background in instrumentation and a passion for sharing the Universe. She is an assistant professor of physics in Manchester, New Hampshire. In addition to teaching introductory and advanced physics and astronomy, Dr. Gugliucci gives talks on campus and with local groups about radio astronomy, citizen science, and the convergence of science and science fiction. At night, she can often be found leading constellation tours and telescope observing sessions at the college’s observatory. She also assists in recruiting secondary education teachers from the ranks of the college’s STEM majors, trains pre-service elementary teachers in science and engineering, and studies the motivations of citizen scientists. She does hands-on astronomy activities with children and teachers, literally bringing the Universe into their grasp. Her science outreach has taken her to DragonCon, CONvergence, GeekGirlCon, and other events where she can interact through talks, demonstrations, and conversations with anyone with an interest in science.
As a postdoctoral fellow at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Dr. Gugliucci worked as the informal education lead for the citizen science project CosmoQuest, giving presentations at conventions, star parties, and professional meetings on how people can get involved in current research. She earned her doctorate from the University of Virginia in 2012 building a radio telescope array as part of a global effort to detect hydrogen from the early Universe. She has been working with radio telescopes since 2003, having co-authored several peer reviewed scientific articles on the subject, and she continues to find ways to use radio astronomy to educate people in the various ways that astronomers study the Universe. At the University of Virginia, spent countless nights observing the sky with students and the general public. She has been a science blogger for outlets such as Discovery Space News and Skepchick. Links to her work can be found at noisyastronomer.com.
The curriculum vitae comes from the Latin phrase for “the course of my life.” Though I suspect that a true representation of my entire life would be a lot more colorful and non-linear, you can at least get a sense of my professional history and qualifications by perusing my CV. I keep a (mostly) current copy as a pdf on DropBox.