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Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264
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Boise, ID 83702
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1031 N. Academic Way, 
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
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Physical Address:
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
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Physics Graduate Student Examines Tectonic Forces on Titan

Casey Cook, 2011 Student Research Expo ParticipantCasey Cook has always wanted to work in astrophysics and has a goal of eventually becoming an astronaut. She can check off the astrophysics part. At the Student Research Expo, Casey displayed a poster on her research into the physics of large dark scars on the face of Saturn's moon Titan. Called virgae, these scars have a nearly "east-west" orientation near the equator, but tend to more "north-south" closer to the poles. "We're trying to explain why these features are there," she says.

Cook works with UI Physics Professor Jason Barnes, but Geology Professor Simon Kattenhorn also contributes to the project, as do other researchers at the Goddard Space Center and at Brigham Young University. Cook likes the interdisciplinary nature of the investigation, and attends the Geology seminar on campus "just to learn the language.”

Cook did her undergraduate work in Physics at University of La Verne, a small California liberal arts school. Idaho was a good fit for her graduate work because the not-too-large size of the program seemed to fit the profile of what she found worked for her at La Verne. As for her goal of becoming an astronaut, gaining all the education and experience she can is part of getting there.

Campus Locations

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264
info@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119

Directions

Physical Address:
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
boise@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/boise

Phone: 208-334-2999

Fax: 208-364-4035

Directions

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, 
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
cdactr@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/cda

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Directions

Physical Address:
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
ui-if@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/idaho-falls

Phone: 208-757-5450

Fax: 208-757-5494

Directions