Heather Bloemhard


Having just graduated from George Mason University with my Bachelor of Science, I am now on my way to graduate school at New Mexico Tech.

Work experience

Work experience

Graduate Lecturer

Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, George Mason University


Aug 2003 - May 2008

Bachelor of Science


While at GMU, I earned a Bachelor of Science, with a double major in Physics & Astronomy and a minor in Mathematics.  I took part in two different research projects.  The first was analyzing light curves from NGC 2516 in an attempt to identify {gamma} Doradus type variable stars, and then to help determine the mechanism that causes these stars to be variable.  The second was writing computer code of specific chaotic systems to try to understand the effects of noise on these systems.  I also worked as a student assistant for several years, and I helped the professors with tasks such as making copies, keeping files organized, and directing students questions to the proper person.  In addition, for my last two semesters, I served as a Graduate Lecturer for lower level physics courses.  I taught sections of the recitation, a required part of the lecture.

Aside from my academic activities, I also worked with a few student organizations.  I served as founding officer, and secretary, for the Physics Club, a club meant to foster community amonst the Physics majors and to encourage interest in the subject in non-majors.  I was treasurer for UgandaHELP (a.k.a. Invisible Children @ Mason).