Dr. Schmiedekamp is a professor of physics at Penn State University, Abington. Since 1989 she has taught introductory astronomy courses and more recently she has taught astrobiology. In addition she has given numerous presentations on astronomy to general public audiences oriented both toward children and adults. Her involvement in the Solar System Ambassadors program since 1999 is a natural outgrowth of those efforts.
Past events hosted by this Ambassador:
Comets and Deep Impact Upper Moreland Public Library
Deep Impact Franklin Institute Science Museum Discovery Camp
LRO/LCROSS mission Stella Della Valley Star Party
Water Worlds Colony Club
Water Worlds in the Solar System Roy Guess Elementary School