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Physics & Astronomy

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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

Physics, Western Washington University; Bellingham, WA, 1981

Related Experience

1989-1990 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.


Research Interests:

Iron Carbide in chondritic meteorites

Near infrared observations of planetary nebulae

Selected Publications

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".