Christopher B. Siren

Christopher B. Siren

[Photo of me from Sept. 2002](Photo from September 2002)

Welcome to my home page. I moved my pages to the bellatlantic server in October 2001 from the the pubpages server at UNH where it resided from August 1995 to October 2001, prior to which it sat at MIT.

I grew up mostly in Columbus, Ohio. While there, I attended the Columbus Academy and volunteered at COSI. Eventually, I graduated and decided to go to college in the Boston area.

When I was at MIT, I lived in MacGregor House, G Entry in Cambridge. While there, at times I was in the undergraduate physics department and in June of 1995 I earned my Bachelor's degree in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. I spent my summers and a good deal of the school year there doing research on volcanoes on Venus using data from the Magellan spacecraft. I recommend that all students in engineering and the sciences get involved with research as soon as they can in their undergraduate careers.

From 1995 to 1999 I was in the graduate program in the physics department at UNH where I was a teaching assistant for Physics 406, Introduction to Modern Astronomy and where I picked up my masters degree in May of 1998. I switched into the Education program in December 1999 and graduated with my M.A.T. in May 2001. During those summers I did research out of Morse Hall, the home of our Institute for the study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS). In the summer of 1996, I worked on programing for our neutron telescope. During the summer of 1997 I began working with the Space Science Group, performing some calibration, and simulation work for SEPICA, an instrument on board ACE, which is a spacecraft launched in August, 1997 to Earth's first Lagrange point and is used to study the composition of the solar wind and solar flares. I continued to finish up my work on SEPICA in the summer of 2000. On June 1st, 1997 I took over the duties of running public nights at UNH's observatory in Durham and retired from that post at the end of July 2001.

In late August, 2000, I began my internship at Portsmouth High School as a physics teacher, which lasted through May or June 2001. After teaching the summer version of 406 in June & July 2001, I taught physics and natural science at Lynnfield High School in Massachusetts, from the end of August 2001 through June 2003. In the summer of 2002 I taught Physics 408 at UNH, which is a calculus-based thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism course.

In August 2003, I began teaching physics, a ninth grade integrated science class, and chemistry at Groton-Dunstable Regional High School.

My many interests include:

Although our server setup prevents a direct counter program. This page has had over 58,260 hits since its move from MIT in September of 1995 until it was moved off the UNH server in September 2001.

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Last modified: June 26th, 2004
Count accurate as of: December 1st, 2000

Christopher Siren -- cbsiren at alum dot mit dot edu