I am fortunate to have a group of wonderful students working with me on a variety of topics. This website is an overview (and brag sheet!) for many of their projects.


2018-2019 Projects

Trevor Dorn-Wallenstein (UW): Time domain variability of massive stars with TESS. (Paper) (Repo). Co-author on Research Note “Photometric Metallicities for Low-mass Stars with Gaia and WISE

Lupita Tovar (UW): Flare morphology versus spectral type. (Repo)

David Fleming (UW): Binary Star Rotation & Tides. (Paper)

Tyler Gordon (UW): Stellar Rotation Periods in K2 using Gaussian Processes. Related: NASA ADAP 2017 project

Spencer Wallace (UW): GKM Superflares in TESS Cycle 1. Related: TESS GO11264

Courtney Klein (UW): Flares in ZTF (co-mentor with Eric Bellm) (Repo). NSF GRFP 2019 recipient

Zoë Bell (HMC): Rotation Periods in K2 stars (Summer student project, AAS 233 Poster)

Sam Quist (UW): Rotation Periods in K2 stars

Matthew Scoggins (WWU): Searching for variations in flare rates in Kepler stars. (Repo)


2017-2018 Projects

Riley Clarke (WWU): Flare Activity of Wide Binary Stars with Kepler (Paper published in ApJ!). Co-author on “The GALEX View of Boyajian’s Star”. Characterizing Quasi-Periodic Pulsations in stellar flares using a Gaussian Process. Riley is now a grad student at the University of Delaware

Zachery Laycock (WWU): Studying the optical and NUV variability of EK Dra with a 35 year light curve. Co-author on paper “The GALEX View of Boyajian’s Star”.

Matthew Scoggins (WWU): Searching for variations in flare rates in Kepler stars.

Michael Puig-Holzman (UW): Measuring rotation periods in K2 stars

Jamel Adilia (UW): Searching for rotation periods from eclipsing binaries in OGLE.


2016-2017 Projects

Riley Clarke presenting his work at WWU Scholars Week 2017

Riley Clarke (WWU): Flare rates from wide binary stars in the Kepler field. Outstanding Poster Award, WWU 2017 Scholars Week.

Zachery Laycock (WWU): Searching for stellar activity variations in Mt Wilson stars with GALEX.


2015-2016 Projects

My 2016 student collaborators and me after their excellent Scholar’s Week presentation

Austin Boeck (WWU): Searching for connection between flares, starspots, and photometric flicker with Kepler.

Jonathan Cornet (WWU): Comparing flare rates between stars in Kepler.

Riley Clarke (WWU): Flare rates from wide binary stars in the Kepler field.