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Karen Knierman

Lecturer
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6004
Biography: 

Karen Knierman is an astronomer and astrophysicist. She studies star formation in colliding galaxies using telescopes in Arizona and in space including the Hubble Space Telescope. She is also a leader in astronomy and physics education and public outreach particularly to minority students and their families. She received her bachelor's degree from Penn State, her master's degree from University of Arizona, and her doctorate from Arizona State University. She has served as faculty at Mesa and Chandler-Gilbert Community Colleges. She was awarded the National Science Foundation Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship. She is currently a lecturer and the Online Degree program head for the upcoming BS in Astronomical and Planetary Sciences.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Arizona State University
  • M.S. University of Arizona
  • B.S. Penn State
Research Interests: 

Galaxy mergers, star formation, tidal debris of major and minor mergers; formation of young massive star clusters; star formation in low pressure, low metallicity environments; multiwavelength observational astronomy: UV, optical, IR, millimeter, sub-mm, radio

 

 

Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
SES 123Earth,Solar Sys & Universe Lab
SES 191First-Year Seminar
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
AST 114Astronomy Laboratory II
SES 376Comm Astro & Planet Sci I
SES 377Comm Astro & Planet Sci II
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SES 123Earth,Solar Sys & Universe Lab
SES 376Comm Astro & Planet Sci I
SES 377Comm Astro & Planet Sci II
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
AST 114Astronomy Laboratory II
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SES 123Earth,Solar Sys & Universe Lab
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SES 106Habitable Worlds
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
AST 113Astronomy Laboratory I
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
AST 111Intro/Solar Systems Astronomy
AST 113Astronomy Laboratory I
AST 114Astronomy Laboratory II
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AST 111Intro/Solar Systems Astronomy
AST 113Astronomy Laboratory I
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
Professional Associations: 

American Astronomical Society

Service: 

Working Group for Accessibility and Disability