PROFESSORPhysics & Astronomy
Ph.D., Astronomy, University of California at Los Angeles, 1989
Dissertation title: ``Late Stages of Stellar Evolution: Mass Loss From Evolved Stars''
M.S., Astronomy, University of California at Los Angeles, 1985
B.S., Physics, Western Washington University; Bellingham, WA, 1981
Related Experience1989-1990 Fellowship at Dominion Astrophysical Radio Observatory, Penticton, British Columbia
1990-1993 Postdoctoral astronomy research position in millimeter interferometry, University of Illinois at Urbana, Astronomy Department
1993-1996 Visiting Assistant Professor, Washington State University, Program in Astronomy
1996 Joined UW-EC Physics and Astronomy Department; promoted to full professor in 2006.
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Physics 100, Physical Science
Physics 115 Survey of Astronomy
Physics 211 College Physics
Physics 226, Solar System Astronomy
Physics 229 Stars and Galaxies
Physics 231 University Physics I
Research Interests:Planetary Nebulae
Circumstellar envelopes around evolved stars
Near-infrared and Millimeter emission from these objects
Educational research, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Iron Carbide in chondritic meteorites
Likkel, Lauren "Calibrated Peer Review™ Essays Increase Student Confidence in Assessing Their Own Writing."Journal of College Science Teaching Vol. 41:3, p. 42 (2012).
Likkel, Lauren, Dinerstein, Harriet, Lester, Daniel, *Kindt, Anna, *Bartig, Kevin, Astronomical Journal 131, 1515, March 2006. (* = UW-Eau Claire Student)
"A Spectrophotometric Survey of near-infrared K-band Emission lines in Planetary Nebulae".