Brown University, Providence, RI, 2013-present
PhD Candidate, Planetary Geosciences (expected graduation, May 2018)
M.S. Planetary Geosciences (awarded 2015), Master's Thesis: The paraglacial period as a conceptual framework for post-glacial activity in mid-latitude martian craters, Advisor: James W Head
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, 2009-2012
B.A. Astronomy, minor in Geology (awarded 2012)
Cumulative GPA: 3.8, Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Boston College, Boston, MA, 2007-2008
Fellowships, Honors, and Awards
First Prize, Student Poster Award, Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) Exploration Science Forum, NASA Ames Research Center, "The Prinz-Harbinger Medium-Scale Shield Volcano: A Transition in Lunar Volcanic Eruptions Style", July 2017
Brown University Dissertation Fellowship, Spring 2018
Amelia Earhart Fellowship, Zonta International, June 2015
Honorable Mention for teaching with distinction in Pre-College education, Reginald D. Archambault Award for Teaching: "The Grand Tour: Our Solar System Up Close and Personal" Summer at Brown Program: STEM II (ages 14-16), July 2016
Young Geomorphologist Travel Grant, International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG), June 2016
Brown University Graduate Travel Grant, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Brown University International Travel Grant, 2014, 2016
Brown University First Year Fellowship, AY 2013-2014
Mary Dailey Irvine Prize, May 2012
Graduated Mount Holyoke College Magna Cum Laude, May 2012
Massachusetts Space Grant Summer Research Grant, 2012
Mary Lyon Scholar, May 2012
Ladies Village Improvement Society (LVIS) College Scholarship, May 2007
Current: PhD Candidate, Brown University Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Science, Providence, RI, August 2013-Present. Advisor: James Head, PhD Dissertation: Investigating human exploration destinations: non-polar ice on Mars and large pyroclastic deposits on the Moon
Visiting Scientist, European Science Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, the Netherlands, November 2012-May 2013. Advisor: Sébastien Besse, Project title: Assessing lunar pyroclastic deposits using VIS-NIR spectroscopy
Research Assistant, Mount Holyoke College Astronomy Department, South Hadley, MA, January 2010-August 2013. Advisor: M. Darby Dyar, Caleb Fassett, Senior Thesis: Assessing the relationship between radar scattering and surface roughness of lunar features. Research project title: Using Mössbauer spectroscopy to analyze iron coordination in phosphates and sulfates
Research Intern, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, June-August 2011. Advisor: Walter Kiefer, Paul Spudis, Project title: Assessing the relationship between radar scattering and surface roughness of lunar volcanic domes
Research Intern, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Astronomy Department, Amherst, MA, June-August 2010. Advisor: Mark Heyer, Project title: Calibrating the size-line width relationship as a distance indicator for giant molecular clouds
Participant in the 2017 Planetary Science Summer School at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mission Concept: New Frontiers-class mission to investigate Centaurs
Analysis of lunar orbital data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Narrow Angle Camera (LROC NAC) and Wide Angle Camera (WAC), Miniature-Radio Frequency (Mini-RF), and Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA), Earth-based Arecibo radar data at P- and S-band wavelengths (70 cm and 12.6 cm), and Chandrayaan-1’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3)
Analysis of martian orbital data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE), Context Camera (CTX), and Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM)
Attended science team meetings for the MESSENGER mission
Participated in Discovery mission proposal development
Miscrosoft, Mac, and Linux OS
Languages and Software: UNIX, IDL, Python, ESRI’s ArcGIS, Matrix Laboratory (MATLAB), Exelis Visual Information Solutions (ENVI)
Processing spacecraft data using USGS’s image processing software ISIS
LRO NAC, WAC; Mini-RF; LOLA; M3; HiRISE; CTX; Titan Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
Nordic-Hawaii Summer School, Water and Life in the Solar System, Iceland, July 2015
Sample analysis; data interpretation
Sample selection; preparation (grinding, washing, mounting); sample analysis; curve fitting and data interpretation
Elementary knowledge of Spanish, Dutch, Russian
Jawin, E. R., S. Besse, L. R. Gaddis, J. M. Sunshine, J. W. Head, S. Mazrouei (2015), Examining Spectral Variations in Lunar Pyroclastic Deposits, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 120, 1310-1331, doi:10.1002/2014JE004759.
Jawin, E. R., W. S. Kiefer, C. I. Fassett, D. B. J. Bussey, J. T. S. Cahill, M. D. Dyar, S. J. Lawrence, and P. D. Spudis (2014), The relationship between radar scattering and surface roughness of lunar volcanic features, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 119, 2331–2348, doi:10.1002/2014JE004668.
Dyar, M. D., E. R. Jawin, E. Breves, G. Marchant, M. Nelms, M. D. Lane, S. A. Mertzman, D. L. Bish, and J. L. Bishop (2014), Mössbauer parameters of iron in phosphate minerals: Implications for interpretation of martian data, American Mineralogist, 99(5-6), 914–942, doi:10.2138/am.2014.4701.
Dyar, M. D., E. Breves, E. R. Jawin, G. Marchand, M. Nelms, V. O’Connor, S. Peel, Y. Rothstein, E. C. Sklute, M. D. Lane, J. L. Bishop, S. A. Mertzman (2013), Mössbauer parameters of iron sulfate minerals. American Mineralogist, 98(11-12), 1943-1965, doi:10.2138/am.2014.4701.
Jawin, E. R., J. W. Head, and D. R. Marchant, Latitudinal Ice Ages on Mars: A Conceptual Framework for a Martian Paraglacial Period, under review, Planetary and Space Science.
Recent Conference Abstracts
Jawin, E. R. et al., Stealth Dome in Central Oceanus Procellarum: Using Detrended Topography Data to Reveal the Hidden Past of the Prinz-Harbinger Region, The Woodlands, TX, 2017, Abs #1184, oral presentation.
Jawin, E. R. et al., Radiative Transfer Modeling of the Aristarchus Pyroclastic Deposit: Assessing Volcanic Glass Characteristics and Plateau Eruptive History, 48th Lunar and Planetary Sciences Conference, The Woodlands, TX, 2017, Abs #1256, poster presentation.
Jawin, E. R. & J.W. Head, Patterns of Martian Deglaciation: Assessing the Distribution of Paraglacial Features in Mid-Latitude Craters, Martian Gullies and their Earth Analogues, London, UK, 2016, oral presentation.
Jawin, E. R. & J.W. Head, Patterns of Martian Deglaciation: Assessing the Distribution of Paraglacial Features in Mid-Latitude Craters, 47th Lunar and Planetary Sciences Conference, The Woodlands, TX, 2016, Abs #1246, oral presentation.
Jawin, E. R. et al., Huge Pyroclastic Cones Surrounding Cobra Head, Aristarchus Plateau: Relation to Vallis Schröteri, 47th Lunar and Planetary Sciences Conference, The Woodlands, TX, 2016, Abs #1505, oral presentation.
Jawin, E. R. et al., Detecting volcanic glass in lunar localized dark mantle deposits, SSERVI Exploration Science Forum, NASA Ames, 2015, Abs. #22, oral presentation.
Jawin, E. R. et al., The Martian Paraglacial Period and Implications for Late Amazonian Climate, 46th Lunar and Planetary Sciences Conference, The Woodlands, TX, 2015, Abs #2016, poster presentation.
Jawin, E. R. et al., Examining Spectral Variations in Localized Lunar Dark Mantle Deposits, 46th Lunar and Planetary Sciences Conference, The Woodlands, TX, 2015, Abs #1398, poster presentation.
Jawin, E. R. et al., Paraglacial Geomorphology on Mars: The Distribution of Post-Glacial Features across the Mid-Latitudes, Fifth Moscow International Solar System Symposium (5M-S3), Moscow, Russia, 2014, oral presentation.
Jawin, E. R. et al., Paraglacial Geomorphology on Mars: A Conceptual Framework for Post-Glacial Geomorphic Processes, 8th International Conference on Mars, Pasadena, CA, 2014, Abs #1033, poster presentation.
Martian Gullies and their Earth Analogues, The Geological Society, London, UK, 2016
47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX, 2016
Brown University DEEPS Graduate Student Conference, Providence, RI, 2016
NASA Solar System Exploration Virtual Institute Exploration Science Forum (SSERVI ESF), NASA Ames, July 2015
46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX, 2015
Fifth Moscow Solar System Symposium (5M-S3), IKI, Moscow, Russia, 2014
Eighth International Conference on Mars, Pasadena, CA, 2014
45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX, 2014
44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2013
43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2012
Publications and Conference Participation
Teaching Assistant, GEOL0050 Mars, Moon, and Earth, Brown University, Fall 2014, Fall 2015
Teaching Assistant, GEOL0010 Face of the Earth, Brown University, Spring 2016
Lead Instructor, Brown University, Summer at Brown Program, STEM II (ages 14-16), The Grand Tour: Our Solar System Up Close and Personal, Summer 2016 *Awarded Honorable Mention, Teaching with Distinction in Pre-College Education: Reginald D. Archambault Award for Teaching
Associate Instructor, Brown University, Summer at Brown Program, SPARK Junior (ages 11-13), Exploring the Solar System, Summer 2015
DEEPS graduate student mentor, Leadership Alliance Summer Research Program (Brown University), Summer 2017
Brown University Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Spring 2015
New Scientist Program Mentoring Initiative (Brown University), Fall 2014
Undergraduate Research Project Mentor (Brown University), Fall 2013
Teaching and Mentoring
Served on NASA review panels, 2013, 2016, 2017
Provided peer review for manuscripts: Icarus, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets
Judge, LPI Exploration of the Moon and Asteroids by Secondary Students (ExMASS) program, 2016-2017
Student organizer, Microsymposium Conference, Houston, TX, 2014-2017
Brown Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Science (DEEPS) Activities:
Co-Founder, Graduate Diversity Working Group, 2014-present
Planetary Science Faculty Representative, 2016-present
Professional Development Seminar Organizer, 2015-2016
Graduate Women in Science and Engineering Representative, 2014- 2016
GeoClub Treasurer, 2014-2015
Brown MESSENGER Analysis Group (BMAG), 2013-2015
Professional Activities and Departmental Involvement
Association of Women Geoscientists (AWG), November 2016 *Board member, Northeast regional delegate, August 2017-present
American Geophysical Union (AGU), April 2015
Geological Society of America (GSA), Planetary Science Division, April 2015
Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN), November 2016
Sigma Xi, May 2012
Rhode Island Elementary School Science Curriculum Development, Developing lesson plans for science in Rhode Island Public Schools (4th Grade), June 2017-Present
Chair, International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (iGEM) Brown-Stanford Team review, 2015, 2016, 2017
Workshop Leader, Science Cafe: Colonizing the Final Frontier: How to Live on Mars, Seekonk High School, December 2016
Panelist, Challenger Center Annual Conference – STEM Education Through the Lens of Space Exploration, August 2016
Workshop Leader (Women in STEM), International Women’s Day, Lincoln HS, April 2016
Workshop Leader (Planetary Science), Girl Scouts Senior Leadership Conference, Salve Regina University, March 2015
Volunteer Science Teacher, Vartan Gregorian Elementary School, AY Spring 2014