Karen Knierman

Instructor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
6004
Instructor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
6004

Biography

Dr. 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 of Science degree from Penn State, her Master of Science degree from University of Arizona, and her Ph.D. from ASU.  She has served as faculty at Mesa and Chandler-Gilbert Community Colleges.  She is currently a National Science Foundation Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University.

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

 

 

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
AST 111 Intro/Solar Systems Astronomy
AST 113 Astronomy Laboratory I
AST 114 Astronomy Laboratory II
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
AST 111 Intro/Solar Systems Astronomy
AST 113 Astronomy Laboratory I
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research

Professional Associations

<p>American Astronomical Society</p>

Service

Working Group for Accessibility and Disability