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Brooks Rownd (B.S. Astrophysics)


Advisor: Dickey. Majored in astrophysics.

I enjoyed early mornings in the Astronomy reading room, trips to spooky O'Brien Observatory, and very late nights in the basement electronics laboratory. My main projects are doing bird surveys and locating rare plants in the native wilderness here in East Hawaii. I've worked at the summit of Mauna Kea for a little over 10 years, both days and nights, at the SAO Submillimeter Array. My favorite courses were advanced labs: the advanced electronics lab using the excellent old Horowitz & Hill text, and Woodward's Computational Methods course. Currently Electronics Technician at Harvard-Smithsonian Submillimeter Array. After graduation: U of Massachusetts, U of Colorado, Harvard-Smithsonian