IN THE SCHOOL OF OCEAN AND EARTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYUNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I AT MANOA

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Positions with active research projects come up throughout the year so pleas check often. This may not be a comprehensive list. We enourage students to contact individual regular and graduate faculty members directly about other possible opportunities.

 


Habitability of Hydrocarbon Worlds: Titan and Beyond: Graduate student opportunity to pursue a PhD working on this NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) project. Specifically, we are investigating the mechanisms and pathways by which biosignature-hosting materials might be transported from a habitable ocean environment to the surface, where they could be recognized by remote sensing instruments. These mechanisms might include cryovolcanism/cryomagmatism, solid state convection in the ice shell, fracture/fault propagation, and the formation of subsurface fluid reservoirs that might facilitate fluid migration to the surface. See nai.nasa.gov/teams/can-8/jpl-titan/ for a more detailed description of the overall project. Candidates should have a good grounding in physics and mathematics, as well as interests/expertise in numerical modeling, cryomagmatism, ice physics, Titan and/or other icy satellites. Contact Sarah Fagents at fagents@hawaii.edu for more information.

Probing Planet-Forming Disks with the Kepler/K2 Mission:   A graduate student in planetary science or astronomy is sought to join NASA-funded research on the variability of young stars with primordial disks and the phenomenon of transient dimming caused by orbiting planet-forming material.  The student will work with data from the NASA Kepler/K2 mission and carry out follow-up observations with the telescopes of Maunakea observatory.  Applicants should have an undergraduate background in physics, astronomy, planetary science, math, or computer science.  Experience in programming is desirable.  Contact Eric Gaidos at gaidos@hawaii.edu

Telling Time with Spinning Stars:   A graduate student in planetary science or astronomy is sought to join NSF-funded research using the rotation of a star as a chronometer or "clock" to determine its age and that of any planets that orbit it.  The student will carry out observations using the telescopes on Maunakea, including the Keck 10-meter telescopes, analyze the data, compare with models of stellar rotation, and publish the results.  Applicants should have an undergraduate background in physics, astronomy, or computer science.  Experience in computer programming is desirable.  Contact Eric Gaidos at gaidos@hawaii.edu or Jen van Saders at jlvs@hawaii.edu

See student application instructions:  http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/admissions/gg_admissions.html.Next Applications are due January 15. 

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News and Announcements

orange star First annual department alumni days, May 17-18
orange star Our courses will use the alpha ERTH, not GG as of Fall 2019
orange starNew Dept. and Degree Names, effective Sept. 2018:
+ Department of Earth Sciences.
+ We offer undergraduate degrees in Earth Sciences and Environmental Earth Science
+ and graduate degrees in Earth and Planetary Sciences

DES 2018 Newsletter (PDF). 
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TGIF Seminars: Spring 2019

Course News and Schedules

Fall 2019:
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+ Courses Syllabi
+ Class Availability

Spring 2019:
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Fall 2018:
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Longer-term:
+ Next 5 Yrs Draft Course Schedule By Class
+ Last decade record of courses taught By Class

Download the department’s 2017 Alumni Newsletter (PDF).

More news and announcements are in the SOEST Bulletin.