Curriculum Vitae


Education

2019 - expected
Bsc, Honours Physics and Astronomy Co-op
Minor in English Literature
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

2014
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Charlottetown Rural High School, Charlottetown, PE

Research Experience

Sept 2017 - Dec 2017
Research Assistant, Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Sept 2016 - Aug 2017
Research Assistant, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Western University, London, ON

May 2015 - Aug 2015
Laboratory Intern, Bioactives Research Interdisciplinary Opportunities Laboratory
University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE

July 2013
Student Researcher, Students on the Beamline
Canadian Light Source, Saskatoon, SK

Teaching Experience

Sept 2015 - Dec 2015
Laboratory Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry
Course: CHEM 120L
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

Industry Experience

Jan 2016 - Apr 2016
Quality Assurance Developer
Validus Research Inc, Waterloo, ON

Volunteer Experience & Outreach

Sept 2017 -
Founding Member
Medical Makers - Waterloo Chapter, Waterloo, ON

Sept 2017 - Dec 2017
Innovation Assistant
Discovery Centre, Halifax, NS

May 2017 - Aug 2017
Co-President
Sept 2014 - Dec 2015, Sept 2017 -
Communications Manager
Waterloo Space Society, Waterloo, ON

Sept 2016 - Nov 2016
Science Writer
Article: Searching for exoplanets around the star next door
CurioCity, London, ON

May 2016 - Aug 2016
Outreach Volunteer
Let's Talk Science, Waterloo, ON

Publications

  1. Pass, E., Metchev, S., Brown, P., and Beauchemin, S. Pipeline for the Detection of Serendipitous Stellar Occultations by Kuiper Belt Objects with the Colibri Fast-Photometry Array. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Volume 130, Issue 983, Jan. 2018 (arXiv:1711.00358).
  2. Miller, T., Chapman, S., Aravena, M., [and 33 others, including Pass, E.] The Formation of a Massive Galaxy Cluster Core at z=4.3. Submitted to Nature, Sept. 2017.

Presentations

  1. Pass, E., Chapman, S., and SPT Collaboration. Investigating the SPT Unlensed Sample. New Technologies for Canadian Observatories (NTCO) CREATE Annual General Meeting, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC. Poster presentation, Dec. 2017.
  2. Pass, E. SPT Unlensed Protoclusters: A Window into the Early Universe. EAO Office, Hilo, HI. Seminar, Nov. 2017.
  3. Pass, E., Metchev, S., Brown, P., and Beauchemin, S. The Colibri Fast-Photometry Array for the Detection of Serendipitous Stellar Occultations by Kuiper Belt Objects. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Astronomical Society / Société Canadienne d'Astronomie (CASCA), University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB. Poster presentation, May 2017.
  4. Pass, E., Metchev, S., Brown, P., Gill, J., Krzeminski, Z., and Beauchemin, S. High Performance Computing in Astronomical Data Analysis: Designing a Data Pipeline for Real-Time Kuiper Belt Object Detection. Fallona Interdisciplinary Research Showcase, Western University, London, ON. Poster presentation, Jan. 2017.

Research Awards

Sept 2017 - Dec 2017
New Technologies for Canadian Observatories (NTCO) CREATE Trainee, Astronomy Research Centre (ARC)
University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

Jan 2017 - Apr 2017
Undergraduate Student Research Award, NSERC
Western University, London, ON

Sept 2016 - Dec 2016
CPSX Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Award, Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration
Western University, London, ON

Other Awards

July 2017
Xerox Canada Co-op Work Term Report Award
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

Nov 2016
J.A. Cowan Book Prize for Optics
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

Sept 2014
President's Scholarship of Distinction
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

July 2014
Governor General's Academic Medal
Charlottetown Rural High School, Charlottetown, PE

May 2014
Schulich Leader Scholarship
The Schulich Foundation, Toronto, ON

Nov 2013
Loran Provincial Award
Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation, Toronto, ON

Languages

English, native
French, fluent - Diplôme d'études en langue française (DELF) B2

Technical Skills

Programming:
Python, C++, MATLAB, HTML/CSS, SQL, Excel VBA

Astronomical data processing:
Source Extractor, IRAF, CASA, DS9, GMMPS

Additional:
Linux/Unix, parallel processing, regression testing