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Tricia Young

Teaching Specialist
Math, Science and Technology Department


  • CRUST Observatory Supervisor

Research Interests

  • Observational Astronomy - Exoplanets Survey - Supernova Survey

  • Supernova Simulations - Finding First Stars from their Supernova - Finding the why-how-which stars supernova

Awards, Distinctions, and Honors

  • NASA Space Grant (1999)

  • NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) (2001)

  • Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research (2004)

Selected Publications

  • "An Optical Afterglow Model for Bright Linear Type II Supernovae", T.R. Young,, The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 625, Issue 2, pp.L87 - L90. (2005)

  • "Enhancement of Small Telescope Images Using Super-Resolution Techniques", R.Marsh,, The Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Volumen 116, Issue 819, pp. 477-481. (2004)

  • "Population III Supernova Light Curves" T.R. Young, et. al, American Astronomical Society Meeting 210, #123.13. (2007)

  • "Single and binary evolution of Population III stars and their supernova explosions" T.M. Lawlor, et. al., Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 384, Issue 4, pp. 1533-1543. (2008)

  • "Statistical Equations For Determining Parameters For Type II Plateau Supernovae Light Curves" T.A. Johnson & T.R. Young, American Astronomical Society Meeting 206, #45.05; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol 37, p. 500. (2005)

Educational Background

  • Bachelors degree in Physics with Minors in Russian and Space Studies from the University of North Dakota 2003.

  • Master degree in Physics with concentration in Astrophysics from University of North Dakota 2005.


  • National Association Rocketry (NAR) Level 2 Certification

  • Tripoli Rocketry Association Level 2 Certification

Professional Memberships

  • American Astronomical Society