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Courses Taught

Quarter/Year
Dept
Course #
Credits
Enrollment
% Responsible
Fall 2011ESS1025166100%
Winter 2012ESS1025179100%
Spring 2012ESS1025150100%
Spring 2012ESS4951184100%
Fall 2012ESS1025151100%
Fall 2012ESS60011100%
Winter 2013ESS1025159100%
Winter 2013ESS49911100%
Winter 2013ESS60011100%
Spring 2013ESS1025192100%
Spring 2013ESS4951185100%
Fall 2013ESS1025183100%
Fall 2013ESS60081100%
Winter 2014ESS1025189100%
Winter 2014ESS49922100%
Winter 2014ESS60081100%
Spring 2014ESS1025190100%
Spring 2014ESS4951190100%
Spring 2014ESS49922100%
Spring 2014ESS60081100%
Fall 2014ESS1025189100
Fall 2014ESS800101100
Winter 2015ESS1025188100
Winter 2015ESS59526100
Winter 2015ESS800101100
Spring 2015ESS1025195100
Spring 2015ESS4951195100
Spring 2015ESS800101100
Fall 2015ESS1025187100
Fall 2015ESS49921100
Fall 2015ESS800101100
Winter 2016ESS1025188100
Winter 2016ESS415/515312100
Winter 2016ESS800101100
Spring 2016ESS1025190100%
Spring 2016ESS4951180100%
Spring 2016ESS800101100%
Fall 2016ESS1025190100
Fall 2016ESS800101100

UW Class Seminars and Lectures

Date(s)
Dept/Other
Course #
Location
Type of Instruction / Title of Talk
July 17, 2007ESS472-Guest-Lecture "Introduction to Cosmic Ray Physics"
Jan. 2008GEN ST391-Seminar Talk in "Research Exposed!" (Undergrad research seminar) "Space Weather and Planetary Magnetospheres"
May 11, 2009AMath483-Seminar Talk in High Performance Computing Seminar "Utilization of GPUs for Scientific Computations using CUDA"
May 27, 2010Math498-Seminar Talk in Undergrad Math Sci Seminar

Awards and Honors

Award Name
Date Bestowed
Awarding Body
Brief Description
2010 UW Outstanding MentorMay 2010Mary Gates FoundationAwarded for outstanding mentoring of an undergraduate researcher (T. Lerud)
2011 UW Featured Faculty at Freshman ConvocationSeptember 2011President's OfficeFreshman Convocation Featured Faculty Mentor for Undergraduate Research

Professional Talks and Presentations

Date(s)
Organization
Event
Invited/Contributed
Type
Title
Feb. 2009ISSI"Intercomparison of Global Models and Measurements of the Martian Plasma Environment"InvitedVirtual Participant in model discussion"3D multifluid model"
Feb. 2009ISSI"Intercomparison of Global Models and Measurements of the Martian Plasma Environment"InvitedMember of modeling challenge
July 2009NASALunar Science ForumContributedTalk"Energetic Particle Flux at the Moon While in the Terrestrial Magnetosphere", E.M. Harnett*, T. Lerud
Sept. 2009ISSI-InvitedTalk"3D Multi-fluid simulations of the solar wind interaction with Mars", A. Kidder*, E.M. Harnett
Dec. 2009AGUFall AGU MeetingContributedTalk"Classifications of substorm and storm triggering mechanisms", T. Lerud*, E.M. Harnett, R.M Winglee
Dec. 2009AGUFall AGU MeetingContributedTalk"Storm Time Production of Ring Current Ions: Energization, Injection, and Trapping of Ionospheric H+ versus O+", M. Cash*, R.M. Winglee, E.M. Harnett
Dec. 2009AGUFall AGU MeetingContributedPoster"3D Multi-Fluid Simulations of Magnetic Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause for the THEMIS Encounter of June 19, 2007", M-Y Choi*, R.M. Winglee, E.M. Harnett
Dec. 2009AGUFall AGU MeetingContributedPoster"Multi-fluid/multi-scale simulations of the February 26, 2008 substorm", E.M Harnett*, T. Lerud, R.M. Winglee
Dec. 2009AGUFall AGU MeetingContributedTalk"Multi-fluid simulations of plasmoid development at Saturn", A. Kidder*, R.M. Winglee, E.M. Harnett
Dec. 2009AGUFall AGU MeetingContributedTalk"Supplying the Io plasma torus: Local versus extended plasma sources", R.M. Winglee*, E.M. Harnett, A. Kidder, D. Snowden
Dec. 2010AGUFall AGU MeetingContributedPoster"The role of small-scale features in the magnetotail in substorm development",
Dec. 2010AGUFall AGU MeetingContributedPoster"Io’s Plasma Interaction with the Jovian Magnetosphere"
Dec. 2010AGUFall AGU MeetingContributedPoster"Influence of Ionospheric Plasma on Substorm Activity",
Dec. 2010AGUFall AGU MeetingContributedPoster"Multi-Fluid/Multi-Scale Simulations of Plasmoid Production at Saturn",
Jan. 2011AMSAnnual MeetingContributuedPoster"Model verses data comparison of the February 26, 2008 substorm",
Jan. 2011AMSAnnual MeetingContributuedTalk"Modeling ring current enhancements during magnetic storms",
Sept. 2011NLSILunar Swirls WorkshopInvitedTalk"Solar wind deflection by the magnetic anomalies"
Dec. 2011AGUFall Annual MeetingInvitedTalk"3D multi-fluid simulation of flux ropes in the Martian magnetotail", E.M. Harnett*
Dec. 2011AGUFall Annual MeetingContributedPoster"Modification of solar wind flux by the Reiner Gamma magnetic anomaly", E.M. Harnett* and G. Y. Kramer
Dec. 2011AGUFall Annual MeetingContributedPoster"Importance of Temperature Anisotropies in the Development of the Storm Time Ring Current", M. Cash*, E.M. Harnett and R.M. Winglee
Dec. 2011AGUFall Annual MeetingContributedPoster"Science Communication Fellowship Program at the Pacific Science Center", E.M. Harnett*, D. Vukajlovich, S. Fitzwater, and M. Selvakumar
Dec. 2011AGUFall Annual MeetingContributedPoster"Generation of Saturn’s Periodicities Through A Global Mode of the Centrifugal Interchange Instability", R. M. Winglee, A. Kidder, E.M. Harnett*, C. Paty*, and D. Snowden
March 2014DigiPenSeminarInvitedTalk"Simulating the Plasma interactions in the Solar System"
Dec. 2014AGUFall Annual MeetingContributedTalk"Solar wind interaction with magnetic anomalies at the Moon and signatures from spectral imaging". E.M. Harnett and G. Y. Cramer
Oct. 2016Pacific Science CenterStaff Professional TrainingInvitedTalk"Recent discoveries in planetary science at Mars, Io, Europa and Titan"

Public and Community Service

Date(s)
Organization/Event
Type of Service
March 2008"Expanding Your Horizons"Workshop presenter for "Expanding Your Horizons" Conducted 3 hour-long workshops for high school girls on space and space travel, which involved the girls building and launching water rockets
January 2009IGNITE!Panel member for IGNITE! Cleveland High School visit. IGNITE is an organization that brings women working in STEM fields into Seattle Public high schools to encourage girls to study STEM fields in college.
March 2009"Expanding Your Horizons"Workshop presenter for "Expanding Your Horizons" Conducted 3 hour-long workshops for high school girls on space and space travel, which involved the girls building and launching water rockets
March 2009IGNITE!Panel member for IGNITE! Center High School visit.
March-May 2009Pacific Science CenterLeader in developing a Space Weather exhibit for a special Pacific Science Center exhibit "Observing the Earth from Space". Also participating: Michele Cash and Darci Snowden.
October 2009Seattle Central Community CollegeSeminar Talk at Seattle Central Community College about Space Weather and going to graduate school
November 2009IGNITE!Panel member for IGNITE! South Lake Union High School visit.
March 2010"Expanding Your Horizons"Panel member for "Expanding Your Horizons" Q&A session for parents of Middle School girls interested in STEM fields
March 2010"Expanding Your Horizons"Workshop presenter for "Expanding Your Horizons" Conducted 3 hour-long workshops for high school girls on space and space travel, which involved the girls building and launching water rockets
June 2010Seattle Central Community CollegeSeminar Talk at Seattle Central Community College about Space Weather and going to graduate school
March 12 2011"Expanding Your Horizons"Workshop presenter for "Expanding Your Horizons" Conducted 3 hour-long workshops for middle school girls on space and space travel, which involved the girls building and launching water rockets
March 25 2011"Expanding Your Horizons"Workshop presenter for "Expanding Your Horizons" Conducted 3 hour-long workshops for high school girls on space and space travel, which involved the girls building and launching water rockets
January 2011Pacific Science CenterScientist Spotlight Event Activity about Aurora and my Research
August 2011Pacific Science CenterScientist Spotlight Event Activity about Mars and my Research
August 2011Robotquest - Space Elevator meeting outreach eventActivity about Mars and my Research
January 2012Pacific Science CenterScientist Spotlight Event Activity about Aurora and my Research
February 2012Pacific Science CenterPolar Science Weekend Event Activity about Mars and my Research
January 2013Pacific Science CenterScientist Spotlight Event Activity about Aurora and my Research
March 2013Yakima Science and Engineering FairGave two talks to URMs in science middle and high school students about being a first generation college student
September 2009-currentPacific Science Center Science and Education Advisory Council MemberQuarter meetings to help plan/advise science and education content at PSC
August 2011-July 2013Seattle Science Festival Steering committeeMonthly meetings to help plan the annual Seattle Science Festival in June
September 2012-May 2014IGNITE Board of Directors, VP from Sept 2013-May 2014Monthly Board meeting to advise running of non-profit STEM education organization
May 2013Mary Gates Research SymposiumSession Chair
September 2013Science CafeThe Science of Space Weather
January 2014Teen Science CafeExploring Mars
January 2014Scientist SpotlightSpace Weather
February 2014Scientist SpotlightRoving Mars
Sept 2013 - Feb 2014Portal to Current Research Exhibit - Pacific Science CenterCurrent NASA Themed Research (Space Weather and Mars Observations) Joint with Josh Bandfield. My Role - Lead
Sept 2014 - currentSeattle Mini-Maker Faire advisory BoardQuarterly meetings
February 2015Scientist SpotlightRoving Mars
August 1, 2015Scientist SpotlightCubeSats - Good things in Small packages
August 24, 2015STEM Expo at Magnuson Park (for families transitioning out of homelessness)Water Rockets
Oct. 10, 2015GeekGirl ConOrganized and lead panel discussion on Women in STEM careers

Recent Publications and Manuscripts in the Press

Publications Since 2008 (all peer reviewed unless otherwise noted by * for non-reviewed, # for initial round of peer review):

Bamford, R.A., et al. (2016), 3D PIC simulations of collisionless shocks at lunar magnetic anomalies and their role in forming lunar swirls, Astrophys. J., 830(2)

Tilley, M. A., E.M. Harnett and R.M. Winglee (2016), Extrasolar giant magnetospheric response to steady-state stellar wind pressure at 10, 5, 1, and 0.2 AU, Astrophys. J., 827:77, doi:10.3847/004-637X/827/1/77

#Winglee, R.M., and E.M. Harnett (2016), "Magnetosphere Magnetic Field Wobble Effects on the Dynamics of the Jovian Magnetosphere", Cornell Archive, arXiv:1607.02167 [astro-ph.EP]

#Harnett, E.M., G. Y. Kramer, C. Udovicic, R. Bamford (2016), "Simulations of Particle Impact at Lunar Magnetic Anomalies and Comparison with Spectral Observations", Cornell Archive, arXiv:1605.05778 [astro-ph.EP]

#Winglee, R.M., and E.M. Harnett (2016), "The Influence of Temperature Anisotropies in Controlling the Development of Magnetospheric Substorms", Cornell Archive, arXiv:1605.01399 [astro-ph.EP]

#Bamford,R.A, E.P. Alves, F. Cruz, B. Kellett,R. A. Fonseca, L.O Silva, R.M.G.M.
Trines, J.S. Halekas, G. Kramer, E. Harnett, R.A. Cairns, and R. Bingham, (2015) "Formation of Lunar Swirls", Cornell Archive, arXiv:1505.06304 [astro-ph.EP]

*Harnett, E.M., and R.M. Winglee, (2014) Space and Space Travel, Cognella Publishing, San Diego, CA (textbook)

Winglee, R.M., and A. Kidder, E. Harnett, N. Ifland, C. Paty, D. Snowden (2013), Generation of periodic signatures at saturn through titan's interaction with the centrifugal interchange instability, J. Geophys. Res., DOI: 10.1002/jgra.50397

Harnett, E. M., and R. M. Winglee, (2013), "Flux rope passage at the Moon while in the terrestrial magnetotail" , Adv. Space Res., 52, 243-250, doi:10.1016/j.asr.2013.03.012

Harnett, E. M., M. D. Cash, and R. M. Winglee, (2013), "Substorm and storm time oxygen flux at the Moon in the terrestrial magnetosphere" , Icarus, 224 (1), 218-227, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2013.02.022

Kramer, G., J. P. Combe, E. M. Harnett, B. R. Hawke, S. K. Noble, D. T. Blewett, T. McCord, and T. A. Giguere (2011), Characterization of lunar swirls at Mare Ingenii: A model for space weathering at magnetic anomalies, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2010JE003669.

Harnett, E. M., R. M. Winglee, and T. Lerud ( 2010 ), Multiscale‐multifluid simulations of the 26 February 2008 substorm: Evidence for internal triggering of a substorm , J. Geophys. Res. , 115 , A12238, doi:10.1029/2010JA015672.

Cash, M. D., R. M. Winglee, and E. M. Harnett ( 2010 ), Storm time production of ring current ions: Variations in particle energization and injection with ionospheric source region , J. Geophys. Res. , 115 , A00J12, doi:10.1029/2010JA015759.

Cash, M. D., R. M. Winglee, and E. M. Harnett ( 2010 ), Ring current formation influenced by solar wind substorm conditions , J. Geophys. Res. , 115 , A05218, doi:10.1029/2009JA014909.

Brain, D., S. Barabash, A. Boesswetter, S. Bougher, S. Brecht,
G. Chanteur, D. Hurley, E. Dubinin, X. Fang, M. Fraenz, J. Halekas,
E. Harnett, M. Holmstrom, E. Kallio, H. Lammer, S. Ledvina, M. Liemohn,
K. Liu, J. Luhmann, Y. Ma, R. Modolo, U. Motschmann, A. Nagy, H. Nilsson,
H. Shinagawa, S. Simon, and N. Terada, (2010), A Comparison of Global Models
for the Solar Wind Interaction with Mars, Icarus, in press.

Harnett, E.M. (2010), Deflection and enhancement of solar energy particle
flux at the Moon by structures within the terrestrial magnetosphere,
J. Geophys. Res., 115, A01210, doi:10.1029/2009JA014209.

Harnett E. M. (2009), High-resolution multifluid simulations of flux
ropes in the Martian magnetosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A01208,
doi:10.1029/2008JA013648.

Kidder, A., R. M. Winglee, and E. M. Harnett (2009), Regulation of
the centrifugal interchange cycle in Saturn's inner magnetosphere,
J. Geophys. Res., 114, A02205, doi:10.1029/2008JA013100.

Winglee, R.M., E. Harnett, and A. Kidder (2009), Relative timing of substorm
processes as derived from multifluid/multiscale simulations: Internally
driven substorms, J. Geophys. Res., 114, A09213, doi:10.1029/2008JA013750.

Harnett, E.M., et al., Prompt ionospheric/magnetospheric responses Oct. 29,
2003 Halloween storm: Outflow and Energization, (2008) J. Geophys. Res.,
113, A06209, doi:10.1029/2007JA012810.

Winglee R. M., E. Harnett, A. Stickle, J. Porter, (2008) Multiscale/multifluid
simulations of flux ropes at the magnetopause within a global magnetospheric
model, J. Geophys. Res., 113, A02209, doi:10.1029/2007JA012653.

Winglee, R.M., W. K. Peterson, A. W. Yau, E. Harnett, and A. Stickle
(2008), Model/data comparisons of ionospheric outflow as a function of
invariant latitude and magnetic local time, J. Geophys. Res., 113, A06220,
doi:10.1029/2007JA012817.

Kidder, A., R. M. Winglee, and E. M. Harnett (2008), Erosion of the dayside
magnetosphere at Mercury in association with ion outflows and flux rope
generation, J. Geophys. Res., 113, A09223, doi:10.1029/2008JA013038.

Current Research Interests

Space Physics, Plasma processes at airless bodies, Planetary Science, Computer Modeling, Self-Organized Criticality

Current C.V. URL

http://earthweb.ess.washington.edu/eharnett/cv.html

In the News

2007-2008 Term
Press reports regarding my 2007 GRL paper Fall AGU paper on the potential
for the Earth's magnetosphere to protect the Moon from SEPs.

http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/node/1743

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/12/071211094857.htm

http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=24245

http://www.yubanet.com/artman/publish/article_72472.shtml

http://www.topnews.in/earth-s-magnetosphere-can-protect-astronauts-radiation-moon-missions-28965

http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=54924

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/199117.php/Earths-magnetosphere-can-protect-astronauts-from-radiation-on-moon-missions

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/health/earths-magnetosphere-can-protect-astronauts-from-radiation-on-moon-missions_1008644.html

http://www.sciencecentric.com/news/07121111.htm

http://www.thecheers.org/news/Science/news_3266_Earth's-magnetosphere-can-protect-astronauts-from-radiation-on-moon-missions.html

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/008200712130941.htm

http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n0712/12moon/

http://story.malaysiasun.com/index.php/ct/9/cid/89d96798a39564bd/id/308389/cs/1/

http://newsblaze.com/issues/science/earths-magnetosphere-can-protect-astronauts-from-radiation-on-moon-missions_60361/

2008-2009 Term
Television interview regarding the next solar maximum

http://www.king5.com/video/featured-index.html?nvid=326846

2009-2010 Term
None

2010-2011 Term
None

2011-2012 Term
None

2012-2013 Term
http://www.livescience.com/22119-mars-cultural-fascination.html

http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2017984268_thirdgraderlist15m.html
(Related article at:http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2017984231_thirdgraders15m.html)

2013-2014 Term
Featured Scientist on KING5's special "Solar Threat" (aired April/May 2013) http://www.king5.com/weather/KING-5-Special-The-Solar-Threat---204370271.html

Video of Science Cafe Talk on KCTS web site: http://kcts9.org/education/science-cafe/space-weather

2015-2016 Term

Interviewed by KING and KIRO about the impact of the New Horizon's flyby of Pluto at Plutopalooza (at High Point Library) July 2015

http://www.washington.edu/news/2016/02/17/nasa-funded-consortium-to-support-science-education-in-washington-oregon-and-montana/