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Courses Taught

Quarter/Year
Dept
Course #
Credits
Enrollment
% Responsible
Summer 2009ESS30651250
Summer 2010ESS306511100
Spring 2011ESS306517100
Spring 2012ESS30657100
Summer 2013ESS30659100
Spring 2014ESS421442100
Winter 2015ESS421414100

UW Class Seminars and Lectures

Date(s)
Dept/Other
Course #
Location
Type-of-instruction/Title-of-talk
Winter 2007ATMS211-guest lecture/"The Climate of Mars"
Spring 2007ESS422-guest lecture/"Mars' Polar Caps: A Tale of Two Ices"
26-Jan-2009AA520-Following the Water: The Phoenix Mars Lander Mission
16-Apr-2009ESS495-Following the Water: The Phoenix Mars Lander Mission
12-Jan-2010ESS490A-guest lecture on Mars thermal regime and ground ice
31-Jan-2012ESS595A-Landslides and Sinkholes on Callisto: A New Formation Hypothesis
29-Jan-2014AA496ALife and Living on Other Planets: The Science and Engineering of Dirt, Ice, and Heat

Awards and Honors

Award Name
Date Bestowed
Awarding Body
Brief Description
NASA Group Achievement Award4/16/2009NASAPhoenix Mars Lander MECA Instrument Operations Team

Professional Talks and Presentations

Date
Organization
Event
Invited/Contributed
Type
Title
Oct 2006-Fourth International Conference on Mars Polar Science and ExplorationCPosterCharacterization and calibration of the Phoenix MECA TECP Humidity Sensor in a Mars Atmospheric Simulation Chamber.
Mar 2007-Vernadsky-Brown Microsymposium 45CTalkMars subsurface warming at low obliquity and its effects on the state and distribution of volatiles
Apr 2007UW Atmospheric SciencesColloquiumInvitedTalkPeriodic collapse of the Martian atmosphere and its effect on subsurface temperatures and volatiles
May 2007AGUJoint AssemblyCTalk3-D modeling of landscape modifying processes on the Galilean satellites
Jul 2007-Seventh International Conference on MarsCTalkMars subsurface warming at low obliquity
Aug 2007LPIWorkshop - Ices, Oceans, and Fire: Satellites of the Outer Solar SystemCTalk3-D Modeling of landscape modifying processes on the Galilean satellites
May 2008UW Earth and Space Sciencesinterview for faculty positionInvitedTalkCo-evolution of Icy Dirt in the Solar System
Mar 2009-Lunar and Planetary Science ConferenceCTalkMars Subsurface Warming due to Atmospheric Collapse at Low Obliquity
Apr 2009UW Astrobiology ProgramSpring SeminarInvitedTalkMars Subsurface Warming due to Atmospheric Collapse at Low Obliquity
Jul 2009LPIWorkshop - Mars Polar Energy Balance and the CO2 CycleCTalkPerennial Caps and Atmospheric Collapse: The Martian CO2 Soufflé
Dec 2009AGU2009 Fall MeetingCTalkA General, Analytic Model for the Thermal Conductivity of Planetary Regolith
May 2010LPI2nd Int'l Planetary Dunes WorkshopCTalkSubsurface thermal effects of dune migration on Mars: Implications for ground ice stability
Oct 2010NASA EPOTeacher workshopInvitedTalkThe Golden Age of Planetary Exploration is Now
Oct 2010AASDivision of Planetary Science Annual MeetingCTalk3-D Topographic Thermal and Radiative Modeling of Ice Stability and Migration on Callisto
Oct 2010AAS WGLALaboratory Experimental Studies for Astrophysics and Planetary Science WorkshopCTalk3-D Modeling of Icy Landscape Evolution on the Galilean Satellites
Jan 2011Museum of FlightMars FestInvitedTalkWhy study Mars?
Mar 2011LPILunar and Planetary Science ConferenceCPosterA General Analytic Model for the Thermal Conductivity of Loose, Indurated or Icy Planetary Regolith
Jun 2011SwRI BoulderColloquiumInvitedTalkAnalytic Models for Porosity and Thermal Conductivity of Dry or Icy Planetary Regolith
Sep 2011LPI5th Mars Polar Science ConferenceCTalkDunes vs. Ice: Induration, migration and thermal perturbation in the North polar region of Mars
Mar 2012LPI43rd Lunar and Planetary Science ConferenceCTalkA new hypothesis for the origin of mass movements on Callisto
May 2012NASA Ames Research CenterMars Recent Climate Change WorkshopCTalkMars at Low Obliquity: Perennial CO2 Caps, Atmospheric Collapse, and Subsurface Warming
Mar 2013LPI44th Lunar and Planetary Science ConferenceCPosterAn Analytic Model for the Thermal Conductivity of Planetary Regolith: Uncemented, Non-Spherical Particulates
May 2013UW ESSDept. ColloquiumCTalkPlanetary subsurface climate: The dynamic interplay of dirt, ice, and heat
Sep 2013Museum of FlightTeaching Mars Workshop at the Museum of FlightInvitedTalkMars Climate Evolution: A Tale of Two Ices
Oct 2013AASDivision of Planetary Science Annual MeetingCTalkPhysical properties of CO2 frost formed by radiative cooling in a Mars simulation chamber
Feb 2014LPIWorkshop on the Habitability of Icy WorldsCPosterThermophysical modeling of the megaregolith on airless bodies in the outer solar system: Implications for oceans and heat flow estimates
Mar 2014LPI45th Lunar and Planetary Science ConferenceCPosterA Physical Model for the Depth Profile of Thermal Conductivity in the Megaregolith of Airless Bodies: Implications for Interior Thermal Structure and Evolution
Jul 2014JPL/CalTech8th Int'l Conf. on MarsCTalkMars at Low Obliquity: Perennial CO2 Caps, Atmospheric Collapse, and Subsurface Warming
Nov 2014AASDivision of Planetary Science Annual MeetingCTalkAn Icy Regolith Model that Predicts the Estimated Source Flux of H2O on Ceres
Dec 2014AGU2014 Fall MeetingCTalkAn Icy Regolith Model that Predicts the Estimated Source Flux of H2O on Ceres and CO2 on Callisto
Mar 2015LPI45th Lunar and Planetary Science ConferenceCTalkGeothermal Pore Ice on Airless Bodies
Apr 2015SwRI BoulderColloquiumInvitedTalkPlanetary Subsurface Climate: The Dynamic Interplay of Dirt, Heat, & Ice
Mar 2016LPI46th Lunar and Planetary Science ConferenceCTalkModeling the Recent Evolution of Mars Perennial CO2 Caps and Atmospheric Mass

Public and Community Service

Date
Organization/Event
Type of Service
Mar-08North Seattle Deanery Middle School Science FairJudge
Feb-10Roosevelt High SchoolGave interview for student documentary on space exploration
Jun-10Washington Aerospace ScholarsPanelist for judging student Mars Rover designs
Oct-10Museum of FlightLecture at NASA sponsored workshop for science teachers
Jan-11Museum of FlightPublic lecture at "Mars Fest 2011"
Jun-11Washington Aerospace ScholarsPanelist for judging student Mars Rover designs
Apr-12Seattle Science Festival (June 2012)Judge for Design a Mars Base competition entries, students K-12
Jul-12Washington Aerospace ScholarsPanelist for judging student Mars Rover designs
Jul-13Washington Aerospace ScholarsPanelist for judging student Mars Rover designs
Sep-13Museum of Flight / Explore Mars Inc.Invited speaker at a "Teaching Mars" workshop for Washington teachers
Oct-2015Northwest Science Writers AssociationGuest expert for science discussion re The Martian movie
Nov-2015Museum of FlightInvited speaker and panelist at Spacefest

Recent Publications and Manuscripts in the Press

Key: * Denotes that the lead author is a student advisee.

---Peer Reviewed (2012-2016)---
Bierson, C. J., R. J. Phillips, I. B. Smith, S. E. Wood, N. E. Putzig, D. Nunes, S. Byrne (2016), Stratigraphy and Evolution of the Buried CO2 Deposit in the Martian South Polar Cap, Geophys. Res. Letters, 43, 4172-4179, doi: 10.1002/2016GL068457.

Zent, A. P., M. H. Hecht, T. L. Hudson, S. E. Wood, and V. F. Chevrier (2016), A Revised Calibration Function and Results for the Phoenix Mission TECP Relative Humidity Sensor, J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 121, doi:10.1002/2015JE004933.

*Bapst, J., Bandfield, J. L., & Wood, S. E. (2015). Hemispheric asymmetry in martian seasonal surface water ice from MGS TES. Icarus, 260, 396-408, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2015.07.025.

*Igbinosun, O. J., S. E. Wood, and A.P. Bruckner, (2013). Interfacial Water as a Mars ISRU Objective: Detection of microscopic water using fiber optic sensors, 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Mtg., Grapevine, TX, Jan. 7-10, 2013, Paper AIAA 2013-0437, pp. 1-7, doi:10.2514/6.2013-437.

Sefton-Nash, E., D. C. Catling, S. E. Wood, P. M. Grindrod, and N. A. Teanby, (2012), Topographic, spectral and thermal inertia analysis of interior layered deposits in Iani Chaos, Mars, Icarus, 221, p.20-43.

Wood, S. E. , S. D. Griffiths, and J. Bapst, (2012). Mars at Low Obliquity: Perennial CO2 Caps, Atmospheric Collapse, and Subsurface Warming. In: Mars Recent Climate Change Workshop, pp. 44-47. NASA Conf. Publ. 20120216054, http://spacescience.arc.nasa.gov/mars-climate-workshop-2012/proceedings.html.

Current Research Interests

Regolith properties and evolution, Thermal conductivity of particulate material, Mars polar caps, ground ice, and climate evolution; Icy satellite surface evolution; Microphysics of heat and mass transfer; Spacecraft and laboratory instrument design

Current C.V. URL

http://www.ess.washington.edu/ess/people/cv/Wood_Stephen_CV.pdf

In the News

5/27/2008 Radio interviews with KTRH (Houston) and WGN (Chicago) regarding the Phoenix Mars Lander mission shortly after landing

Mar 2015 - Newspaper interview for an article in the Brown (University) Daily Herald about a recent study related to past episodes of water activity on Mars: http://www.browndailyherald.com/2015/03/31/new-water-study-suggests-possibility-of-life-on-mars/

Comments

Note: I was on family medical leave for 3 months from Jan. 1 to Mar. 31, 2013.