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Patricia H. Reiff
Professor
 
e-mail:reiff@rice.edu
 
  • B.S.(1971) Oklahoma State University Physics (1971) Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
  • Ph.D. (1975) Rice University Space Physics & Astronomy (1975) Rice University, Houston, TX
  • M.S. Space Science (1974) Rice University, Houston
 
Primary Department
   Department of Physics and Astronomy
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Rice Space Institute
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    Websites
     Discovery Dome spinoff commercial site
     Educational software commercial spinoff site
     MMS Mission
     Master of Science Teaching Program
     Outreach website
     Rice Space Institute website
     Space Weather site
     Discovery Dome spinoff commercial site
     Educational software commercial spinoff site
     MMS Mission
     Master of Science Teaching Program
     Outreach website
     Rice Space Institute website
     Space Weather site
     Discovery Dome spinoff commercial site
     Educational software commercial spinoff site
     MMS Mission
     Master of Science Teaching Program
     Outreach website
     Rice Space Institute website
     Space Weather site
     Cluster Mission
     Discovery Dome spinoff commercial site
     Educational software commercial spinoff site
     MMS Mission
     Master of Science Teaching Program
     Outreach website
     Rice Space Institute website
     Space Weather site
     
    Research Areas
     Space Plasma Physics: Magnetospheric Physics, Aurorae, Solar Wind/Magnetosphere/Ionosphere Interactions; Space Weather
     

    Research and Public Outreach in Space Physics and Earth Science

     

    Prof. Patricia Reiff has been involved in space plasma physics research for forty years, with interests in magnetospheric convection, plasma particle acceleration mechanisms, and solar wind control of the magnetosphere and ionosphere.  She received her Ph.D. analyzing Apollo plasma data.  She was a Co-I on the Dynamics Explorer, Polar, IMAGE, and Cluster Missions.  She is a Co-I and EPO lead for the MMS (Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission.  She has served as Director for public education projects for over 25 years.  Her "Space Update" software has been used by over a million visitors at over 15 museums, and together with "Earth Update" and "Space Weather" has been distributed to 250,000 educators and learners.  These CD's (now DVD's) received the highest rating from NASA review panels. Her project "Immersive Earth", in co­operation with the Houston Museum of Natural Science, creates full-dome digital planetarium shows teaching Earth science, and has created a portable planetarium system “Discovery Dome” to teach Earth and Space Science through immersive digital theater, which is now in over 200 sites in 33 countries and 33 states (www.tinyurl.com/discdome).  These projects have spun off two companies, Space Update, Inc. (www.spaceupdate.com) and MTPE, dba "EPlanetarium" (www.eplaneta­rium.com) to distribute the materials and portable planetarium systems. She has over 125 refereed publications, and has served as Editor or Associate Editor for EOS, Journal of Geophysical Research, Reviews of Geophysics.  She has served on advisory committees for the National Science Foundation, NASA, the National Academy of Science, the AAU, Goddard Space Flight Center, UCAR, and Los Alamos, and on the NASA E/PO MOWG.  She has served as Chair of the Council of Institutions of the Universities Space Research Association and serves on the SPA Public Education Commit­tee for the AGU.  She is a member of Sigma PI Sigma, Pi Kappa Pi and Sigma Xi and has numerous awards, including being named as one of Houston's "Women on the Move" in 1990.  She was elected as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 1997, and received the “Athelstan Spilhaus Award” for public education in 2009 and the "SPARC" Award in 2013.  She was named the "Birkeland Distinguished Speaker" by the University of Oslo in 2012. She received the "Aerospace Educator Award" from Women in Aerospace in 1999 and the Service Award from NARS in 2004.  She received NASA "Group Achievement" awards for the IMAGE, GGS and Cluster missions, and was an organizer for the World Space Congress in 2002. She has received Certificates of Appreciation for the EPO efforts from NASA and the Sloan Foundation and is listed in American Men and Women of Science and Who's Who.   In addition to training twelve PhD's, she created a "Master of Science Teaching" degree, with 25 teacher alumni as of 2013.  She frequently appears as a science commentator on local and national television and radio, and leads solar eclipse tours.

     
    Teaching Areas
     Solar System Physics, Astronomy, Magnetospheric Physics, Ham Radio, Courses for Teachers; Director of Master of Science Teaching program
     
    Selected Publications
     Abstracts
     Reiff, P. H. and C. Sumners, "Space Update: A Fun Way to Teach Space Science", NASA Office of Space Science Education and Public Outreach Conference, Ed. Narasimhan, Beck-Winchatz, Hawkins, and Runyon, ASP Conference Series, 319, p. 155-159, San Francisco, (2004).
     
     Refereed articles
     

    Bala, Ramkumar and P. H. Reiff, Improvements in Short-term Forecasting of Geomagnetic Activity, Space Weather,  10, doi:10.1029/2012SW000779, (2012). 

     
     

    Bala, Ramkumar, P. H. Reiff, and J. E. Landivar, Real-time prediction of geomagnetic activity using the Boyle Index, Space Weather, DOI:10.1029/2009.

     
     

    Wendel, D. E. and P. H. Reiff, Magnetopause reconnection impact parameters from multiple spacecraft magnetic field measurements, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, 20, doi:10.1029/2009GL040228, 2009

     
     

    Sumners, C., P. H. Reiff, and W. Weber, Learning in an Interactive Digital Theater, Advances in Space Research, doi:10.1016/j.asr.2008.06.018, Vol 42, p. 1848-1854, 2008.

     
     Wendel, D. E., P. H. Reiff, M. L. Goldstein, A. Fazakerley, E. Lucek, H. Rème, and M. Andre, Magnetic Structure and Particle Flow at a Northward Interplanetary Magnetic Field Reconnection Site, J. Geophys. Res, (submitted, 2006).
     
     Alford, Raye, C. Sumners, H. Valdes, M.Belcher, K. Ghonima, C. C. Law, P. H. Reiff, Kelley E. Morris, C. M. Rives, S. E. Scherer, G. Weinstock, and R. A. Gibbs, "Genetic Testing, Biotechnology, and GMO's: A Snapshot of Public Opinion, 2003-2004", Genetics in Medicine, pp. 454-455, (2005)
     
     Killen, R. M., M. Sarantos, A. E. Potter and P. Reiff, Source rates and ion recycling rates for Na and K in Mercury's atmosphere, Icarus, 171, 1-19, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2004.04.007 (2004).
     
     Tu, Jiannan, P. Song, P. H. Reiff et al., "Electron density images of the middle- and high-latitude magnetosphere in response to the solar wind," J. Geophys Res., 110, A12210, doi: 10.1029/2005JA011328, (2005).
     
     Articles
     

    Yizengaw, E., M. C. Rabello-Soares, P. Reiff, C. Sumners, D. K. Scherrer (2008), AGU Scientists Host Teacher Workshop in Ethiopia, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(10), 99, 10.1029/2008EO100009.

     
     

    Goldstein, J., B. R. Sandel, M. F. Thomsen, M. Spasojevic and P. H. Reiff "Simultaneous remote-sensing and in situ observations of plasmaspheric drainage plumes." J. Geophys. Res., 109 (2004) : A03202, doi:10.109/2003JA010281.

     
     

    Goldstein, J., R. A. Wolf, B. R. Sandel and P. H. Reiff "Electric fields deduced from plasmapause motion in IMAGE EUV images." Geophys. Res. Lett., 31 (2004) : L01801, doi:10.1029/2003GL018797.

     
     Refereed conference papers
     Reiff, P.H., C. C. Law, R. L. Kessel, M. L. Goldstein, S. Fishman and C. Sumners, Cluster Outreach in a Portable Immersive Theater, Cluster and Doublestar Symposium, Ed. Karen Fletcher, ESA SP-598, Noordwijk, Netherlands, (2006).
     
     Wendel, D. E., P. H. Reiff, T. H. Han, M. L. Goldstein, E. Lucek, A. Fazakerley, Cluster observation of magnetic structure and electron flows at a northward interplanetary magnetic field line, Proceedings of the Cluster and Doublestar Symposium, Ed. Karen Fletcher, ESA SP-598, Noordwijk, Netherlands, (2006).
     
     Killen, R. M., M. Sarantos, and P. H. Reiff, Space weather at Mercury, Adv. Space Res., 33, 1899-1904, doi: 10.1016/j.asr.2003.02.020 (2004).
     
     Conference papers
     

    Peticolas, L.; Méndez, B. J. H.; Yan, D.; Bartolone, L.; Robinson, D.; Maggi, B.; Adams, P.; Walker, A.; Reiff, P.; Beisser, K.; Turney, D. "A Heliophysics Education and Public Outreach Effort: Training and Supporting the Trainers", in Science Education and Outreach: Forging a Path to the Future. Proceedings of a conference held September 12-16, 2009 in Millbrae, California, USA. Edited by Jonathan Barnes, Denise A. Smith, Michael G. Gibbs, and James G. Manning., p.420, 

     
     Sumners, C., P. H. Reiff, and W. Weber, Learning in an Interactive Digital Theater, Proceedings of the XVIII International Planetarium Society Conference, (submitted, 2006).
     
     Sumners, C. and P. Reiff, "Creating Full-Dome Experiences in the New Digital Planetarium", NASA Office of Space Science Education and Public Outreach Conference, Ed. Narasimhan, Beck-Winchatz, Hawkins, and Runyon, ASP Conference Series, 319, p. 374-376, San Francisco, (2004).
     
     Sumners, C and P. H. Reiff, ¿Force 5: Comparing the Great Storms on Earth and in Space¿, in Proceedings of the 13th Symposium on Education, J1.7, American Meteorological Society,, ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/67058.pdf, (2004).
     
     

    Furitsch, A., P. H. Reiff and C. Law "Earth Update/Space Update: Fun Ways to Teach Earth and Space Weather." Proceedings of the 13th Symposium on Education, P 1.37, American Meteorological Society (2004) : ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/67065.pdf.

     
     

    Reiff, P. H., D. Garay and A. Furitsch "Using Ham Radio to Teach Space Weather." Proceedings of the 13th Symposium on Education, P 1.38, American Meteorological Society (2004) : ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/67048.pdf.

     
     

    Sumners, C. and P. H. Rieff "Force 5: Comparing the Great Storms on Earth and in Space." Proceeding of the 13th Symposium on Education, J1.7, American Meteorological Society (2004) : ams.confex.com/ams/pdfpapers/67058.pdf.

     
     Dramatic works
     

    Sumners, C. T. and P. H. Reiff, "Impact!", Planetarium Show, ISBN 978-1-931523-702, Rice Space Institute, Houston, TX (2013).


    http://www.spaceupdate.com/?shows/ddome/impact/impact.html
     
     

    Sumners, C., and P.H. Reiff, "Force 5”, Planetarium show, Rice University, (2010).  New version edited and released for distribution, 2012.

     

     
     

    Sumners, C. T. and P. H. Reiff, “We Choose Space!”, Planetarium show, Rice University/Houston Museum of Natural Science,  ISBN 978-1931-523615, 2011.

     
     

    Sumners, C. T. and P. H. Reiff, "Impact Earth", Planetarium Show, Rice University, ISBN 978-1931-523578, 2009.

     
     Sumners, C. T. and P. H. Reiff, "Night of the Titanic", Planetarium Show, Houston Museum of Natural Science, 2007.
     
     Other
     

    Reiff, P. H. and C. C. Law, "Space Weather" CD-Rom, Vol 17, ISBN 978-1931-523-479, Rice Space Institute, Houston (2012).

     
     

    Reiff, P. H., C. C. Law, and I. Smith, "Space Update", DVD-Rom, Version 8.9 (2013 Edition), ISBN 978-1931-523-530, Rice Space Institute, Houston, (2012).

     
     

    Reiff, P. H. and C. C. Law, "Space Weather" CD-Rom, Vol 15, ISBN 9781-931523-479, Rice Space Institute, Houston (2010).

     

     
     

    Reiff, P. H., C. C. Law, and I. Smith, "Space Update", 2011 edition, ISBN 978-1931-523-530, Rice Space Institute, (2010).

     

     
     

    Reiff, P. H. and C. C. Law, "Earth Update", CD-Rom, V. 8.0, ISBN 978-1931-523-431, Rice Space Institute, (2009).

     
     

    Reiff, P. H. and C. C. Law, "Space Weather" CD-Rom, Vol 10, ISBN 9781-931523-479, Rice Space Institute, Houston (2009).

     
     

    Reiff, P. H., C. C. Law, and I. Smith, "Space Update", 2010 edition, ISBN 978-1931-523-530, Rice Space Institute, (2009).

     
     Reiff, P. H. and C. C. Law, "Virtual Planetarium", ISBN 978-1931-523-486 (2007).
     
     Recordings
     

    Reiff, P.H., "Happy Birthday to the Stars", words and tune, Music video: Music by Shai Fishman, Video by Adam Barnes, ISBN 978-1-931523-714, Rice Space Institute, Houston, TX (2013). 


    http://www.spaceupdate.com/?shows/ddome/happy_birthday_from_the_stars/happy_birthday_from_the_stars.html
     
    Creative Works
     Performances - "We Choose Space!"
     Full dome planetarium show highlighting the Apollo missions and a presenting possible future Lunar colony. Available on DVD and in various fulldome formats for digital planetariums, Carolyn Sumners and Patricia Reiff, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston (Dec 4, 2011)
     
     Other - "Force 5"
     Fulldome planetarium show teaching about hurricanes, tornadoes and space storms. Funded by NASA. New version released 2010., P. Reiff, C. Sumners, Houston Museum of Natural Science , Houston (Sept 14, 2010)
     
     Other - "Impact Earth"
     Fulldome planetarium show teaching about asteroids, meteors, meteorites, comets and their effects on Earth. , Narrator Astronaut Tom Jones, Houston Museum of Natural Science , Houston (May 2009)
     
     Performances - "Earth's Wild Ride"
     Planetarium show introducing many concepts in Earth science in a fun "Ride" format, C. Sumners and P. H. Reiff, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston (2005)
     
     Performances - "Secrets of the Dead Sea"
     planetarium show on the geology, history, and calendar of the dead sea region, C.Sumners and P. H. Reiff, Houston Museum of Natural Science, (2004-2005)
     
     Other - Space Update V. 6
     Educational CD-rom covering Astronomy, Solar system, and Space Weather, Reiff., P. H. and Colin Law, (2005)
     
     Other - Space Weather V. 8
     Educational CD-rom covering space weather topics, Reiff, P. H. and Colin Law,
     
     Other - Earth Update
     CD-ROM, Reiff, P. H. and C. C. Law, Rice Space Institute (2004)
     
     Other - Secrets of the Dead Sea
     Planetarium Show, Sumners, C. and P. H. Reiff, Houston Museum of Natural Science (2004)
     
    Presentations
     Conference Committee Member
     

    Conference Organizer.  "Frontiers in Space Physics and Astronomy." Rice Space Institute, Houston. (Nov 8, 2008)

     
     

    presenter.  "Two posters and one oral talk." AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (Dec 10-14, 2007) With D. Wendel, Penny Morris-Smith

     
     Conference abstracts
     

    Reiff, P.H., "It Changed My Life - Results of a Survey of Users of NASA Data", Astronomical Society of the Pacific Meeting, San Jose State U, San Jose, CA, July 23, 2013

     
     

    Reiff, P.H., Forecasting Space Weather, AGU Meeting of the Americas, Cancun, Mexico, May 15, (2013)

     
     Invited Papers
     

    Reiff, P. H., "You Can Have it All... Reflections on Forty Years of Outreach", Invited Talk, American Geophysical Union meeting, Moscone Center, San Francisco, Dec. 12 (2013).

     
     

    two invited papers at AGU meeting.  "AGU Meeting." American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA. (Dec 6-9, 2005)

     
     

    Invited speaker for minority students.  "Science Careers." UH Downtown. (February 4, 2005)

     
     

    "Space Weather." Seattle, WA. (Jan. 12, 2004)

     
     Invited Talks
     

    Reiff, P. H., "The Aurora, Space Weather, and the MMS Mission", Invited Lecture, SACNAS meeting, San Antonio, TX, October 3, (2013).

     
     

    Reiff, P. H., "Physics Careers", invited presentation to 20 college-age African American girls, Rice University, June 30 (2013).

     
     

    Reiff, P.H., "The Sun and Space Weather", three invited lectures, on eclipse cruise, Sea Dream 2, (Oct 28 - Nov 8, 2013). 

     
     

    Reiff, P.H., "Space Weather", Invited lecture, Astronomy Day, George Observatory, October 20 (2012).

     
     

    Reiff, P. H., "Mapping and Predicting the Aurora", Birkeland Distinguished Lecture, University of Oslo, Norwegian Academy of Science, Oslo, September 20 (2012).  Powerpoint can be downloaded from http://mms.rice.edu/mms/index_multimedia.php.  

     
     

    Reiff, P. H., "Mapping and Predicting the Aurora", University of Tromsø, Norway, September 21 (2012).  

     
     

    Reiff, P. H., "Teaching Space in the Dome", Invited Presentation, NASA CS4MP Museum Educator Conference, Slidell, LA, June 4 (2012).

     
     

    Reiff, P. H., "Here Comes the Sun - Space Weather and Ham Radio", Invited talk, BVARC, Rosenberg, TX, March 5, 2011.  

     
     

    Reiff, P. H., "Here Comes the Sun - Space Weather", presentation to Galveston students and teachers, Rice University, Jun 17, 2011.  

     
     

    Reiff, P. H., "Auroral Electric Fields", invited paper, Auroral Conference, Taiwan, April 9, 2010.

     
     

    Reiff, P. H., "Here Comes the Sun - Space Weather and Ham Radio", Houston Echo Society, at Red Cross, Houston TX., Sept 13, 2010

     

     
     

    Reiff, P. H., "Impact Earth", presentation to NASA Space Day, Brownsville, TX, Jan 16, 2010.

     
     

    Reiff, P. H., "The Sounds of Space", at SCIViS (Space Camp for the Blind), Huntsville, AL, Sept 29, 2010.  

     
     

    Reiff, P. H., "The Sun and Space Weather", Invited lecture, onboard Aranui 3, July 8, 2010.

     
     

    "40th anniversary of Apollo 10, Weatherford, OK (new Discovery Dome) – 150 people, 13 astronauts." (May 19, 2009)

     
     

    "Invited presentation, Heliophysics Ambassador program, Anchorage Alaska. 31 teacher participants plus 80 others, including students and scientists.." (June 21-25, 2009)

     
     

    "Magnolia Elementary School. 320 elementary students. Showed "Earth's Wild Ride".." (January 22, 2010)

     
     

    ""Space Weather"." Baylor University, Waco, TX. (Sept 24, 2008)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Space Weather." North Houston Astronomy Club, Kingwood, TX. (Sept 26, 2008)

     
     

    "Space Weather and Ham Radio." Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club, Rosenberg, TX. (March 1, 2008)

     
     

    Workshops and demonstrations.  "IHY Science and Education Workshop." IHY and AGU, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Nov 10-15, 2007) With C. Sumners

     
     

    "Scale Sizes of Reverse Reconnection,." Cluster Workshop, Saariselka, Finland. (September 13, 2006) With D. Wendel

     
     

    "Space Weather,." Texas Astronomical Society, University of Texas, Arlington, TX. (June 23, 2006)

     
     

    "The New Solar System,." Southwest Teachers Conference, UTMB, Galveston, TX. (October 14, 2006)

     
     

    "Three Heavens to Explore - a Life to Balance,." Redemption of Reason Conference, University of Chicago. (Chicago, IL)

     
     

    Speaker in continuing education course.  ""To Shake the Surly Bonds of Earth"." Rice Continuing Studies, Rice University. (October 20, 2005)

     
     

    speaker.  "AAPT." AAPT, Salt Lake City. (Aug 8, 2005) With C. Sumners

     
     

    two invited talks on education.  "AGU meeting." American Geophysical Union, New Orleans. (May 23, 25, 2005)

     
     

    "Earth Update and Space Update." NASA Earth and Space Educators Workshop, Johnson Space Center. (Nov. 18, 2004)

     
     

    "The Effects of CME's on the Earth's Environment." CME Conference, Merida, Mexico. (Nov. 9, 2004)

     
     Keynote Speaker
     

    Reiff, P. H., "Space Weather", keynote speech at Society of Black Physicists and Society of Hispanic Physicists joint meeting, Austin, Sept 23, 2011.

     
     

    Speaker.  "Space Weather: 50 Years of Space Research." NASA Space Day, University of Texas - Brownsville. (January 12, 2008)

     
     

    ""Space Weather"." Houston Astronomical Society, Marriott Hotel. (February 26, 2005)

     
     Lectures
     

    Reiff, P. H. "Space Weather", Lecture and planetarium show to YES student workshop, San Antonio, TX, July 18 (2013).

     
     

    Reiff, P. H. "Space Weather", Lecture and planetarium show to YES student workshop, San Antonio, TX, June 18 (2012).

     
     

    Reiff, P. H. "Space Weather", Presentation to YES student workshop, San Antonio, TX, June 20, 2011.

     
     

    Reiff, P. H., "The Future Space Program", Presentation to Continuing Studies Series, Rice University, Nov 9, 2010. 

     
     

    "NASA Science Day in UTB, Brownsville, "Polar-Palooza” theme. 700 students (mostly Hispanic) and 75 teachers in portable domes "Ice Worlds". ." (January 9-10, 2009)

     
     

    Presenter.  "IPY EPO meeting." Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. (Aug 20-21, 2007)

     
     

    Organized space talk at HMNS.  ""Space Science"." Rice space Institute, HMNS. (Aug 5, 2005)

     
     

    "Science Careers." Madison High students. (May 11, 2004)

     
     

    "The History of the Space Program at Rice." Continuing Studies Lecture, Rice University. (Feb. 16, 2004)

     
     Other
     

    Reiff, P. H., Discovery Dome Booth, National Science Teachers Association national meeting, Indianapolis Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN, April 12-15, 2013

     
     

    Reiff, P.H., "Discovery Dome Presentation", Mars Rover Competition, University of Houston, Houston, January 25, (2013).

     
     

    Reiff, P.H., "Discovery Dome at at SpaceUp Houston UnConference", Lunar and Planetary Institute, Clear Lake, TX, Feb 8-9, (2013).

     
     

    Reiff, P.H. and R. Bala , "Discovery Dome in Schools and Museums", Various Schools and rural museums, Over 9000 students and teachers reached, (2013). 

     
     

    Reiff, P.H. and R. Bala, "Discovery Dome at Rice Open Houses", several events through the year, (2013)

     
     

    Reiff, P.H., "Annular Eclipse Demonstration", Sandia Peak, May 20, (2012).

     
     

    Reiff, P.H., "Discovery Dome Presentation", Mars Rover Competition, University of Houston, Houston, January 28, (2012).

     
     

    Reiff, P.H. and R. Bala , "Discovery Dome in Schools", Various Schools, Over 3000 students and teachers reached, (2012). 

     
     

    Reiff, P.H. and R. Bala, "Discovery Dome at Rice Open Houses", several events through the year including the Unconvention, (2012)

     
     

    Reiff, P.H., "Total Solar Eclipse, Australia", Video presentations, Discovery Dome planetarium show, and live solar viewing of the eclipse, on the Dawn Princess, (2012).  Reported by NBC news as http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/13/15144444-eclipse-turns-into-seas-biggest-show?lite 

     
     

    Reiff, P.H., "Discovery Dome at the USA Science and Engineering Festival", Washington Convention Center, April 27-29 (2012).

     
     

    "AAS meeting, Johnson Space Center." (December 2-3, 2009)

     
     

    "AGU meeting, San Francisco. Three papers.." (December 14-18, 2009)

     
     

    "Eclipse tour, China. 24 participants plus many locals. ." (July 17-26, 2009)

     
     

    "GIFT workshop IHY/Africa 21 teacher participants (donated Discovery Dome to Physics Dept, Zambia)." (June 6, 2009)

     
     

    "George Observatory overnight with teachers." (September 11, 2009)

     
     

    "IHY/Africa: 120 participants plus 70 high school students in Discovery Dome. Led the E/PO session on June 11.." (June 8-12, 2009)

     
     

    "Morocco Science week. Dome presentations to 6000 children and 1200 adults.." (November 16-24, 2009)

     
     

    "SACNAS conference, Dallas. Dome demos to 950 Hispanic and Native American students and teachers. ." (October 16-17, 2009)

     
     

    "Sally Ride Science Festival, Rice campus. Over 1200 5th thru 8th grade girls and over 200 adults participated, roughly 60% Hispanic with about 20% black and 20% caucasian. Over half participated in dome demos. ." (October 24, 2009)

     
     

    "“Exploration Station”, AGU outreach, Moscone Center (Dome demo to 360)." (December 13, 2009)

     
     

    Demonstrated the sundial and the equinox effect.  "Equinox at the Sundial." Houston Museum of Natural Science. (9/23/2007)

     
     

    "Brownsville Lunar Science Day,." Brownsville, TX. (January 14, 2006)

     
     

    "Dome Shows,." Waller County Summer Day Camp. (June 21, 2006)

     
     

    "Earth's Wild Ride,." Girl Scout Evening Camp, Mission Bend (Southwest Houston), TX. (June 16, 2006)

     
     

    "Enhancing Space Science Communication with Cross-Cultural Venues in Latino Communities,." AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (December 15, 2006) With P. Morris-Smith

     
     

    "Getting the Word Out: Undergraduate Space Physics at Rice University,." AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (December 15, 2006) With D. Alexander

     
     

    "Girls Experiencing Math and Science (GEMS) Day,." Houston Reliant Center. (February 18, 2006)

     
     

    "Magnetic Structure and Electromagnetic Waves at a Northward IMF Merging Site,." AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (December 14, 2006) With D. Wendel

     
     

    "Presentation of Adventures in Time and Toys in Space,." Challenger Center Directors Conference, Houston, TX. (August 29, 2006)

     
     

    "Presentations on Sonification and ImEarth,." International Planetarium Society Meeting, Melbourne, Australia. (July 24-27, 2006)

     
     

    "Reach for the Stars,." Girl Scout Day Camp, Woodlands, TX. (June 12, 2006)

     
     

    "Real-time Prediction of Magnetospheric Activity Using the Boyle Index,." AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (December 12, 2006) With R. Balasubramanian and J. E. Landivar

     
     

    "Scale Sizes of Reverse Reconnection,." PEACE Team Meeting, Holmbury St. Mary, England. (October 24, 2006)

     
     

    "Solar Eclipse,." Tripoli, Benghazi Desert Camp. (March 24-29, 2006)

     
     

    "Space Day,." Space Day, George Observatory, Brazos Bend State Park. (May 6, 2006)

     
     

    "Sun-Earth Day,." Houston Children's Museum, Houston, TX. (March 18, 2006)

     
     

    "The Medium is the Message,." Astronomical Society of the Pacific Meeting, Baltimore, MD. (September 16, 2006) With C. Sumners and D. Jensen

     
     

    Demonstration at public event.  ""Earth Outreach Day"." Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston Museum of Natural Science plaza. (March 6, 2005)

     
     

    Presenter at public event.  ""Sun-Earth Day"." NASA SECEF, HMNS. (March 20, 2005)

     
     

    Demonstrations.  "ASTC Meeting." Association of Science and Technology Centers, Richmond, VA. (Oct 15-16, 2005)

     
     

    Organized booth activities.  "CAST." CAST (Texas science teachers assn), Reliant Center. (October 27-29, 2005)

     
     

    Demonstration at public event.  "DomeFest." DomeFest, Lodestar Planetarium, Albuquerque. (July 15-17)

     
     

    organizer of ESIP federation booth.  "NSTA National." NSTA, Dallas. (March 31- April 2,2005)

     
     

    lead.  "Partial Eclipse." Rice Space Institute, Rice campus observatory. (April 8, 2005)

     
     

    Booth and dome demonstrations.  "SACNAS." SACNAS, Denver. (Sept 29-Oct 1, 2005)

     
     

    demonstration at planetarium conference.  "WAC." Western Alliance of Planetariums, Denver Museum of Science. (Sept 7-10, 2005) With C. Summers

     
     

    "Cluster Observations of the X-Line." PEACE Team Meeting, Mullard SSL, Holmbury St. Mary, England. (Sept. 9, 2004)

     
     

    "Demonstrations." ESIP Booth, SACNAS Meeting, Austin, TX. (Oct. 21-25, 2004)

     
     

    "Demonstrations." ESIP Booth, CAST Meeting, Corpus Christi, TX. (Nov. 5-6, 2004)

     
     

    "Demonstrations." IPS Meeting, Valencia, Spain. (July 3-5, 2004)

     
     

    "Demonstrations." Educators Day, Houston, TX. (Sept. 2, 2004)

     
     

    "Demonstrations." ESIP Booth, ASTC Meeting, San Jose, CA. (Sept. 18-19, 2004)

     
     

    "Demonstrations." Earth Science Family Fest, Houston Museum of Natural Science. (Oct. 9, 2004)

     
     

    "Demonstrations." Metropolital Asociation of Science Teachers, Houston, TX. (Oct. 16, 2004)

     
     

    "Determining the Structure and Motion of the X-Line." AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (Dec. 16, 2004)

     
     

    "ESIP Organizer." NSTA National Meeting, Atlanta, GA. (March 31-April 3, 2004)

     
     

    "Frontiers in Space Science." 40th Anniversary Conference, Rice University. (May 1, 2004)

     
     

    "GEMS (Girls Experiencing Math and Science)." Girls Scouts, Reliant Center, Houston, TX. (June 5, 2004)

     
     

    "Live from Mars (Live TV Production)." Museum of Natural Science, Houston, TX. (Jan. 17, 2004)

     
     

    "Lunar Eclipse." Public Night, Rice University Observatory. (Oct. 27, 2004)

     
     

    "Mars Symposium." USRA, Columbia, MD. (March 26, 2004)

     
     

    "New Visualization Techniques in Space cience." AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (Dec. 17, 2004)

     
     

    "Planetarium Training." Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, TX. (Aug. 2-6 and Aug. 9-13, 2004)

     
     

    "Science Day Demonstration." Redd School, Houston, TX. (April 17, 2004)

     
     

    "Secrets of the Dead Sea." Planetarium Show Grand Opening, Museum of Natural Science. (Oct. 1, 2004)

     
     

    "Space Science Careers." Visiting Students from Mexico, Rice University. (Oct. 28, 2004)

     
     

    "Sun Earth Day Demonstrations." Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, TX. (March 20, 2004)

     
     

    "Technology Fair Demonstration." Technology Fair, Lee High School, Houston, TX. (Feb. 14, 2004)

     
     

    "The Cusp from Cluster." IMAGE Meeting, Yosemite Park, CA. (Feb. 4, 2004)

     
     

    "The Portable Planetarium." Earth Science Educators Meeting, Asilomar, CA. (Oct. 19, 2004)

     
     

    "Using Immersion to Teach Earth Science." AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (Dec. 14, 2004) With C. T. Sumners

     
     Posters
     

    Two science poster presentations, AGU meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec 10-12, 2013.

     
     

    Three presentations, AGU meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec 2-7, 2012.

     
     

    Three presentations, AGU meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec 5-9, 2011.

     
     

    Reiff, P. H., "Space Weather and education presentations", AGU meeting, San Francisco, Dec. 17, 2010

     
     

    Reiff, P. H., "Teaching Earth Science in the Discovery Dome", ESIP meeting, Washington, D.C., Jan 5, 2010.

     
     

    Balasubramanian, R., and P. H. Reiff, "Using the Boyle Index to predict Space Weather", Space Weather Conference, Boulder, April 28, 2010.

     

     
     

    Reiff, P. H., Two presentations, AGU meeting, Iguasu Falls, Brazil, Aug 8-13, 2010.

     
     

    "Poster on results from Apollo ALSEP, Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Woodlands, TX." (March 24, 2010)

     
     

    presenter or co-author.  "Fall AGU Presentations." American Geophysical Union, San Francisco. (December, 2008) With Wendel, Balasubramanian, Morris-Smith

     
     

    Presenter or co-author.  "Spring AGU Presentations." American Geophysical Union, Ft. Lauderdale. (May, 2008) With Wendel, Balasubramanian

     
     

    Presentations in Booth.  "National Science Teachers Association." NSTA, St. Louis. (March 28-31) With C. Sumners

     
     

    "Poster." GEM, Snowmass, CO. (June 22, 2004)

     
     Seminar Speaker
     

    Reiff, P.H., "Space Weather", seminar and planetarium show, Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, NY, March 15 (2012).

     
     

    Reiff, P. H., "Here Comes the Sun - Space Weather and Ham Radio", Seminar, University of Houston Clear Lake, Clear Lake, TX, February 7 (2012).  

     
     Workshops
     

    Reiff, P. H., "Sally Ride Science Festival", local organizer plus presenter in street fair and three workshops, Rice University, Houston, October 12 (2013).  

     
     

    Reiff, P. H. and R. Bala, "Discovery Dome at the Association of Science and Technology Centers meeting", Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM (2013).

     
     

    Reiff, P.  H., "Discovery Dome at Exploration Station", Moscone Center, San Francisco, Dec 8 (2013).  

     
     

    NASA Space Science Days, University of Texas at Brownsville, Dome presentations, Jan 11-12 (2013).  

     
     

    Reiff, P. H., Space Camp for the Blind, Week-long Workshop, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Austin, TX, June 17-21 (2013).

     
     

    Reiff, P. H., "Sally Ride Science Festival", local organizer plus presenter in street fair and three workshops, Rice University, Houston, October 27 (2012).  

     
     

    Reiff, P. H., "Using Discovery Dome and Space Update to teach Earth and Space Science", booth, NSTA meeting, Philadelphia, March 29-April 1 (2012).

     
     

    Reiff, P. H. and R. Bala, "Discovery Dome at the Association of Science and Technology Centers meeting", Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH, (2012).

     
     

    Reiff, P.  H. and R. Bala, "Discovery Dome at Exploration Station", Moscone Center, San Francisco, Dec 2 (2012).  

     
     

    NASA Space Science Days, University of Texas at Brownsville, Dome presentations Jan 13 & 14 (2012).  

     
     

    Reiff, P.H., "The Earth's Magnetosphere and Space Weather", Heliospheric Ambassador Training, Adler Planetarium, Chicago (2012). 

     
     

    Reiff, P. H., "Sally Ride Science Festival", local organizer plus presenter in street fair and three workshops, Rice University, Houston, October 22, 2011.  

     
     

    Reiff, P. H., "Using Discovery Dome to teach Earth and Space Science", booth, NSTA meeting, Philadelphia, March 10-12, 2011.

     
     

    Astrozone Dome Presentation, Seattle, January 8, 2011.

     
     

    Young Astronaut Programme, Several events in India, sponsored by NickIndia, Feb 2-6, 2011.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCGsMOSG_Lk

     
     

    Reiff, P. H., "Discovery Dome: Impact Earth and Force 5", dome in booth, Austin Science and Engineering Festival, Austin, TX, Oct 23-24, 2010.

     

     
     

    Reiff, P. H., "Sally Ride Science Festival", local organizer plus presenter in street fair and three workshops, Rice University, Houston, November 6, 2010.  

     
     

    Reiff, P. H., "Using Discovery Dome to teach Earth and Space Science", booth, NSTA meeting, Philadelphia, March 18-20, 2010.

     
     

    Butterfield, T., and P. H. Reiff, "Using immersive games to engage and teach", IMERSA Conference, Denver, October 27, 2010.

     
     

    Reiff, P. H., "Using the Discovery Dome to teach Earth and Space Science", demonstration at CAST booth, Nov 11-13, 2010.

     
     

    Balasubramanian, R., and P. H. Reiff, "Using the Discovery Dome to teach space science", booth, Astrozone, Miami, May 22, 2010.

     
     

    "NSTA National, New Orleans (680 teachers). Booth and four workshops.." (March 19-21, 2010)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Teaching Through Immersion." International Planetarium Society, Chicago. (June 29, 2008) With C. Sumners

     
     

    presenter.  "Two-dimensional reconnection." Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Holmbury St. Mary, UK. (November 18, 2008) With D. Wendel

     
     

    Demonstrations to museum professionals.  "ASTC Meeting." Association of Science and Technology Centers, Los Angeles, CA. (Oct 12-14, 2007) With C. Sumners

     
     

    Workshop presenter.  "GIFT Workshop." AGU, Acapulco, Mexico. (May 23, 2007)

     
     

    Workshops and demonstrations.  "MAPS conference." Middle Atlantic Planetarium Society, (Oct 10-12, 2007) With C. Sumners

     
     

    Presenter.  "NASA Space Day." University of Texas at Brownsville, University of Texas at Brownsville. (Jan 11-13)

     
     

    Chief organizer, workshop presenter.  "Sally Ride Science Festival." Sally Ride Science, Rice University. (Oct 27, 2007)

     
     

    "Expanding Your Horizons,." University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX. (May 6, 2006)

     
     

    "Geophysical Information for Teachers (GIFT) Workshop,." Baltimore, MD. (May 24, 2006)

     
     

    "Micro to Macro,." (July 11, 2006)

     
     

    "Teacher Workshops on Earth Update and Space Update,." Brownsville, TX. (August 3, 2006)

     
     

    "Waves Associated with Reconnection,." Cluster Workshop, Saariselka, Finland. (September 14, 2006) With D. Wendel

     
     

    Led a teacher workshop for 70 partipants..  ""Enough Space in your Classroom?." Dolores Garay, Redd School. (January 22, 2005)

     
     

    workshop lead.  ""Using NASA science to teach standards"." Aldine School District, Northwest Intermediate School. (January 27, 2005)

     
     

    "Computing Open House." University of Houston - downtown, University of Houston - downtown. (March 11, 2005)

     
     

    Lead in demonstrations and booth activities.  "GEMS (Girls Experiencing Math and Science)." Girl Scouts, Reliant Arena. (April 30, 2005)

     
     

    "Demonstrations." ESE Roadmap Workshop, Asilomar, CA. (Nov. 2, 2004)

     
     

    "Earth and Space Workshop." Madison High School, Houston, TX. (July 29, 2004)

     
    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Deirdre E Wendel, PhD Topology and Convection of a Northward Interplanetary Magnetic Field Reconnection Event . (2009) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Ramkumar Balasubramanian, Ph.D. "Forecasting Geomagnetic Activity Indices using the Boyle Index through Artificial Neural Networks". (2010) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Asher Pembroke, Ph.D. "Visualization and Analysis of the Coupled LFM-RCM". (2012) (Committee Member)

     Yashue Dong, Ph.D. "A Model for the Neutral H20 Density in the Enceladus Plume". (2013) (Committee Member)

     William Longley, M.S. Test of MHD models by Conjugate Auroral imaging. (2014) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Yashue Dong, PhD The Water Vapor and Dust Plumes of Enceladus. (2014) (Committee Member)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Space Physics and Aeronomy Richard Carrington (SPARC) Award, American Geophysical Union (December 10, 2013)

     Distinguished Associate, Brown College, Brown College

     Birkeland Distinguished Speaker 2012, University of Oslo; Norwegian Academy of Sciences (September 20, 2012)

     Athelstan Spilhaus Award, American Geophysical Union (May, 2009)

     Athelstan Spilhaus Award, American Geophysical Union (May, 2009)

     Certificate of Appreciation, NASA (July 2008)

     Group Achievement Award, NASA (2007)

     Fellow, American Geophysical Union (1999)

     Group Achievement Award, NASA (2005)

     Certificate of Appreciation, Universities Space Research Association (2004)

     NARS Service Award, Northwest Area Radio Society (2004)

     Service Recognition, Mars Society of Houston (2004)

     AGU Fellow, American Geophysical Union (1997)

     Group Achievement Award, NASA (2002)

     Exemplary Rating, NASA Office of Space Science (April)

     Elected Chair to the Council of Institutions, University Space Research Association (2002)

     Elected Chair of Ecommerce Subcommittee, ESIP (2002)

     Received NASA Office of Earth Science "Seal of Approval" on "Earth Update", 2001,

     Selected for University Relations Committee, NCAR

     Group Achievement Award for IMAGE, 2001, NASA

     Elected Vice Chair of the Council of Institutions, University Space Research Association

     Elected Vice Chair of Commercialization Subcommittee, ESIP

     Elected Vice Chair of Commericialization Subcommittee, ESIP

     Elected Vice Chair of the Council of Institutions, University Space Research Association

     Selected for University Visiting Committee, NCAR

     Education and Public Outreach, American Geophysical Union (1999)

     Aerospace Educator Award, Women in Aerospace (October 19, 1999)

     Discipline Representative, IUGG (1999)

    Positions Held
     University Representative, Universities Space Research Association. (2011 - 2011)

     Member, SPA EPO Committee, American Geophysical Union. (2013 - 2013)

     University Representative, Universities Space Research Association. (2013 - 2013)

     University Representative, Universities Space Research Association. (2009 - 2009)

     Science Advisor, NASA Heliospheric Physics Forum. (2013 - 2013)

     Science Advisor, NASA Heliospheric Physics Forum. (2011 - 2011)

     Member, SPA EPO Committee, American Geophysical Union. (2011 - 2011)

     Member, EPO MOWG, NASA. (2007 - 2007)

     Member, EPO MOWG, NASA. (2008 - 2008)

     University Representative, Universities Space Research Association. (2008 - 2008)