Christopher Moore

Christopher MooreResearch Lab 1: Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) – Miniature X-ray Solar Spectrometer (MinXSS) CubeSats
Research Lab 2: Center for Atmospheric and Space Astronomy (CASA)
Research department: Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences
Research field: Astrophysics, thin film coatings, instrumentation, stellar and solar physics
Position: Sixth Year Graduate Student
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Why are you a part of CU Café?
I helped start CU Café with other members from underrepresented groups in STEM to help build a supportive community here at the University of Colorado, Boulder (CU). I strive to help CU Cafe make change in the perception, experiences and opportunities of minorities in STEM.

1. Bring diverse well-respected STEM speakers to CU to help build a national network.
2. Open opportunities for new faculty hires from underrepresented backgrounds.
3. Increase the number of STEM grad students from underrepresented groups.
4. Provide a support system for current minority STEM undergrads, grad students, postdocs, researchers and faculty.

Research and/or career interest:
My research interest revolve on light and its interaction with matter, in optical systems and astronomical bodies. I specifically am interested in the properties of stars. Stars have complex feedback mechanisms that occur between their native magnetic field, fluid conditions and emergent radiation. I also enjoy implementing innovative method of teaching STEM at all levels.

Long-term professional goal:
To enjoy what I study and positively influence any students that I teach. I desire to continue my involvement with astronomical research satellites and to be P.I. of a future mission.

What do you like to do for fun?
Play basketball, exercise, hang with friends, travel and more.

What is your favorite science adventure?
My life.