RESEARCH

 

TILTFACTOR STUDIES

Tiltfactor/Psychology

With a team, I coordinated psychological studies at the Tiltfactor laboratory since my freshman summer at Dartmouth, and my research career evolved to the point where I led four studies in one term. Our lab focused on studying how games can alter participants' attitudes and behaviors, and our research involved virtual reality games, traditional video games, and board games.

AFFECT CONTROL THEORY

Dr. Kathryn Lively/Sociology

I worked with Professor Kathryn Lively at Dartmouth College to create the foundation for a new long-term study on how affect control theory interacts with the social dynamics of the Bright Line Eating diet community. I processed and analyzed sociological data, and as this is a long-term project, the study is still in development.

IONS IN THE EARTH'S MAGNETOSPHERE

University of New Hampshire Space Science Center/Space Science

I conducted research for a NASA project on nose structures resulting from ion injections in the Earth’s magnetosphere as apart of a  longer study on the topic. I also assisted professors and graduate students with their astronomy research techniques and protocol.

COLLIDING STELLAR WINDS IN BINARY STAR SYSTEMS

Professor Hans Mueller/Astrophysics

I conducted astrophysics research for a NASA project on colliding stellar winds in low-mass binary systems at the Dartmouth College Shattuck Observatory with Professor Hans Mueller.This research focused on the Alpha Centauri system, and I presented the results of my research to other researchers, faculty, and the public at the Wetterhahn Science Symposium.