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Jakosky, Bruce M. Professor

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Research

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  • Prof. Jakosky's research focuses on understanding the nature of planetary surfaces and atmospheres and the possibility for the existence of life elsewhere in the universe.

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  • Mars, astrobiology, planetary atmospheres, Mars atmospheric evolution, spacecraft missions, Mars missions, MAVEN, Mars aeronomy

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Teaching

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  • ASTR 5830 - Topics in Planetary Science
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Examines current topics in planetary science, based on recent discoveries, spacecraft observations and other developments. Focuses on a specific topic each time the course is offered, such as Mars, Venus, Galilean satellites, exobiology, comets or extrasolar planets. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as ATOC 5830 and GEOL 5830.
  • ATOC 5830 - Topics in Planetary Science
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Examines current topics in planetary science, based on recent discoveries, spacecraft observations and other developments. Focuses on a specific topic each time the course is offered, such as Mars, Venus, Galilean satellites, exobiology, comets or extrasolar planets. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours, provided the topics vary. Same as ASTR 5830 and GEOL 5830.
  • FYSM 1000 - First Year Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Provide first year students with an immersive experience in an interdisciplinary topic that addresses current issues including social, technical and global topics. Taught by faculty from across campus, the course provides students with an opportunity to interact in small classes, have project based learning experiences and gain valuable communication skills. Seminar style classes focused on discussion and projects.
  • GEOL 5830 - Topics in Planetary Science
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Examines current topics in planetary science, based on recent discoveries, spacecraft observations and other developments. Focuses on a specific topic each time the course is offered, such as Mars, Venus, Galilean satellites, exobiology, comets or extrasolar planets. Department enforced prerequisite: restricted to graduate students in the physical sciences. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours, provided the topics vary. Same as ATOC 5830 and ASTR 5830.

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