Samantha Staskiewicz

Samantha Staskiewicz

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student
530 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email: sms1219@psu.edu

Education:

  1. B.S. in Physics, Geophysics Specialization, Environmental Studies Minor- The College of New Jersey, 2019

Biography:

Advisor:

Dr. Melissa Gervais

Past Research:

May 2018- August 2018: Climate Science REU at Penn State

  • Project: "Can an Interactive Ocean Impact the Indian Ocean-NAO Teleconnection" mentored by Dr. Chris Forest and Dr. Melissa Gervais

May 2017- August 2017: Mentored Undergraduate Summer Experience at The College of New Jersey

  • Project: "High-Altitute Icea Capturing Device Experiment" mentored by Dr. Nathan Magee

October 2016- May 2019: Semester-based research

  • Project: Cloud microphysics research mentored by Dr. Nathan Magee

Scientific Internships:

May 2019- August 2019: FYI Science Policy News and Communications Intern at the American Institute of Physics

  • Attended science policy events and meetings in the DC area and wrote articles for FYI: Science Policy News
    • https://www.aip.org/fyi/2019/geoscientists-call-reinforcing-glacier-and-ice-sheet-research
    • https://www.aip.org/fyi/2019/science-committee-approves-bill-combat-sexual-harassment

Presentations:

  • Staskiewicz, S. (2019): Field Notes from the House Science Committee, Society of Physics Students Summer Symposium, Washington, DC (presentation)
  • Staskiewicz, S., Forest, C., Gervais, M(2018): Can an Interactive Ocean Impact the Indian Ocean-NAO Teleconnection? Version 2, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2018, Washington, DC (poster)
  • Staskiewicz, S., Forest, C., Gervais, M(2018): Can an Interactive Ocean Impact the Indian Ocean-NAO Teleconnection? Version 1, Rutgers Climate Symposium 2018, New Brunswick, NJ (poster)
  • Staskiewicz, S., Schuh, T., Gupta, U., Miner, B., Connelly, D., Magee, N. (2017): High-Altitude Ice-Capturing Device, Diffusion Chamber Experiment, and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) Analysis, Mentored Undergraduate Summer Experience Symposium, Ewing, NJ (poster)