I am fortunate to have a group of wonderful students working with me on a variety of topics. Here is an overview of their projects:


2017-2018 Projects

Riley Clarke: 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.

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

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

Michael Puig-Holzman: Measuring rotation periods in K2 stars

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


2016-2017 Projects

Riley Clarke presenting his work at WWU Scholars Week 2017

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

Zachery Laycock: 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: Searching for connection between flares, starspots, and photometric flicker with Kepler.

Jonathan Cornet: Comparing flare rates between stars in Kepler.

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