Erin Maier

2015-16 Latham Fellow
Majoring in Astronomy

Erin is a junior undergraduate majoring in Astronomy and Physics with a minor in mathematics. She is currently conducting research with Dr. Robert Mutel on the detection of a theorized type of radio emission from active stars. She is also involved with the development of an echelle spectrometer for the University of Iowa’s Van Allen Observatories. She plans on pursuing a Ph.D. in Astrophysics, focusing on astronomical instrumentation. Through the Latham program, she hopes to learn the communication skills and practices to develop impactful public outreach programs, and help scientists learn to effectively communicate their research both within their field and to broader audiences.