Montana State University Solar REU Program 2010
Dustin Hickey
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About Me:

I'm a physics major from Lincolnville, ME. I am going to be a senior at Colby College in the fall. I'm working here at Montana State University for ten weeks this summer. The research that I am doing involves looking at how coronal holes in the sun change over time. Beyond that I will be looking at how these coronal holes relate to the magnetic field data of the sun. This is my third summer doing research. I spent last summer in Flagstaff, AZ at NAU doing ground based observing of NEOs (Near Earth Objects) and writing and running programs to analyze the data. The summer before that I spent in Durham, NH at UNH working with data from the ACE and WIND spacecrafts on ICMEs (Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections).