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66 Englewood Ave.

Brighton, MA 02135

Phone: (518) 727- 0938 Email: tsquirk@bu.edu

Trevor S. Quirk
EDUCATION Boston University Siena College 2009
Cumulative GPA: 3.48/4.00

M.S. Science Journalism B.S. Physics

Minor: Mathematics

Present January 2013 September 2005 May

Cum Laude Graduate

EMPLOYMENT Contributing Intern 01/2012-Present The Christian Science Monitor

Search engine optimization and wiring stories for the Science section of the CS Monitors website. Also contributes original content, weekly.

Teaching Assistant


Boston University

Assisting two Journalism Professors at the College of Communication. Responsibilities include teaching classes, leading student workshops, and grading.

Scientific Journal Consultant


Siena College

Established editorial processes and supplied written prototypes for the Siena Journal of Undergraduate Research pro bono


Research Consultant


Siena College

Reduced Spitzer Telescope data using a variety of software environments. Wrote comprehensive reduction/analysis tutorials for undergraduate students.

Research Fellow


KNA Consortium/Colgate University

Awarded Fellowship through NSF REU program. Completed original research via the ALFALFA survey on local galaxy group. Published in the 2008 KNAC Proceedings and presented at annual conference, Wesleyan College CT.

Physics/Calculus Tutor


Siena College Dept. of Physics

Group and private sessions held Sunday Thursday, 8 11 pm. As Phys. Club President, lead effort to incorporate modern pedagogical techniques (e.g. project based learning, interactive demonstration, student centered learning) into tutoring sessions resulted in 300% increase in nightly attendance.

Research Assistant



Three-year assistantship involving many astronomical projects (e.g. ALFLALFA, Spitzer Telescope Mission). Culminated in senior thesis which drew from many databases and sought a comprehensive understanding of galacticGalaxies Outside the Atlas evolution in a specific region. Mercury Magazine (Winter 2011) Language Proficiencies: MATLab, Python, IDL. Language Familiarities: Mathematica, MathCAD, LABView. Operating Systems: Unix, Linux, Windows, MAC OS. Knowledge of university-class telescope operation. Proficient in website production and with publishing platforms. Familiar with Content Management Systems. Proficient with Final Cut Pro Editing Suite. Found In Fusion (Blog)
www.foundinfusion.wordpress.com *A complete listing of my CS Monitor publications can be found on my blog.

Rose A. P Publications Finn Ph.D

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Arecibo Research Conference Presenter (2009) Siena HS Outreach Workshop for Physics Teachers (2010) NYS Writers Institute (lead by author James Lasdun)
2010 Short Fiction Workshop Conferee 2011 Novel Workshop Conferee

Undergraduate 2009 CUR Posters on the Hill Finalist 2007 2009 Siena College Physics Club Secretary, President, VP, respectively Sigma Pi Sigma Physics National Honor Society Inductee NSF REU Research Fellow Siena College Presidential Scholar John/James Knight Foundation Scholarship Taylor/Blakeslee (via Council for the Advancement of Science Writing) University Fellow