Claudia SantiagoPh.D. Student
University of Texas, El Paso
At New Mexico State University (NMSU) I earned a Bachelors degree in physics with a minor in mathematics, and I was a hunt seat rider for the NMSU Women's Varsity Equestrian Team. I completed a master degree in geophysics, and currently I am pursuing a PhD in geophysics at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Through a PhD I want to be able to contribute to the better use of our planet's resources and its conservation. Particularly, it will allow me to study more in depth the many applications of non-seismic methods. Additionally, I am interested in the development of advance mathematical models that can make available a physical basis for interpretation of the Earth's complex processes. I believe that if we are successful in creating advance mathematical models, we could have a better understanding of seismic wave propagation, and numerical weather prediction. Equally, I have an interest in the application of geophysics principles to planetary science.
Past research topics
-"The Moon is a Natural Laboratory for Regolith Processes and Weathering on Anhydrous Airless Bodies." Lunar and Planetary Institute, Lunar Exploration Summer Internship Program, Summer 2011.
-"Investigation of resistivity and conductivity variations at Rattlesnake springs, Carlsbad caverns national park, New Mexico." University of Texas at El Paso, thesis work 2009.
-"Visualizing Invariant Manifolds for the Planar Circular Restricted Three Body Problem." University of California Los Angeles, Research in Industrial Projects for Students, Summer 2007.
-"Magnification of SN 1997ff." University of California San Diego, Summer Training Academy for Research in the Sciences, Summer 2006.
-"The search for complex organic molecules in MKN 231." New Mexico State University, Ronald E. McNair Program, Summer 2005.
-"NMSU NanoSat." New Mexico State University, Alliance for Minority Participant, Summer 2004.
-"The search for extrasolar planets in the Pleiades." New Mexico State University, Alliance for Minority Participant, Summer 2003.
Last Updated: 11/8/2012
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