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JOHN ROMA (J.R.) SKOK

SETI Institute 

Mountain View, CA

Currently working to explore Mars as a scientist, an educator and an entrepreneur. 

EDUCATION

Brown University

2007 - 2012

Department of Geological Sciences

Ph.D 2012 Geological Sciences

M.S. 2009 Geological Sciences 

 

Cornell University

​2003 - 2007

College of Engineering

B.S. Geological Sciences

 

SKILLS SET

IDL/ENVI

Matlab

ArcGIS

Spectroscopy

Image Analysis

Cave Surveying

Vertical Caving

 

FIELD SITES

McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica

Iceland Hot Springs

Chile Hot Springs

Yellowstone, USA

Lava Beds National Monument, CA, USA

Craters of the Moon National Monument, ID, USA

West Clearwater Lake, Quebec, Canada

RESUME

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WORK EXPERIENCE

PAST WORK EXPERIENCE

 

EXPERIENCE

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Habitable World Panel, Balboa High School, SF, CA. May 1st, 2019

  • Guest Lecturer Cal. College of Art, Immersive Film and Media, VR and Beyond. Fall 2018

  • Guest Lecturer Geol 1001, LSU April 30th, 2013

  • Co-Instructor Geol 7972 LSU Spring 2013

  • Brown University CareerLAB Graduate Student Advise Panel Feb. 2012

  • Teaching Assistant, GE133, Remote Sensing of the Environment,
    Brown University, 2011.

  • Sherdian Center Certificate II: Classroom Tools Seminar,  2009-2010.

  • Teaching Assistant, GE141, Mineralogy, Brown University, 2009.

  • Teaching Assistant, GE010, Face of the Earth, Brown University, 2009.

  • Sheridan Center Certificate I: Introduction to Reflective Teaching Practice, 2009

  • Science Instructor, Kopernik Observatory, Vestal, NY, 2001-2004

  • Guest Lecturer Geol 1001, LSU 4/30/13

  • Co-Instructor Geol 7972 LSU Spring 2013

 

INVITED TALKS

  • Silicon Valley Comic Con Mars Panel & Talk, San Jose, August 2019

  • Microsoft Garage, Sunnyvale, CA July 2019

  • San Jose Astronomical Association, San Jose, CA, June 2019

  • Khan Academy, Mountain View, CA, November 2018

  • East Bay Astronomical Society, Oakland, CA, November 2018

  • NASA Mars2020 4th Landing Site Workshop, Glendale, CA, October 2018

  • University of California, Santa Cruz, September 2018

  • California Academy of Sciences, Astronomy Lecture, September 2018

  • SETI Institute, AR/VR in Space Science, Menlo Park, CA, July 2018

  • AstroReality, Earth Kickstarter Video, June 2018

  • NASA Mars2020 3rd Landing Site Workshop, Pasadena, CA 2017

  • China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China, May 2015

  • SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA 2015

  • LSU Wilbert Lecture, Geology and Geophysics, Baton Rouge, LA, September 2014

  • Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, January 2014

  • LSU Astronomy Department, Baton Rouge, LA, October 2013

  • SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, June 2013

  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, May 2013

  • China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China, October 2012

  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, May 2012

  • NASA Ames, Moffett Field, CA, December 2011