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University of Texas at El Paso

 

Ph.D. Candidate - (Jan. 2015 - Current)
Cyber-ShARE
Department of Geologic Sciences

Science Technology Research and Development, with Deana D. Pennington, Ph.D.

  • Working with the iLink interdisciplinary group
  • Taught "Geologic Hazards" class for Upward Bound (July 13 - 19, 2015)
  • Geology Society of America Member
  • Honors Society

 

Graduate Student - Master's of Science (Transferred to Ph.D. Program)

Department of Geologic Sciences

Cyber-ShARE - Department of Geologic Sciences (Aug. 2014 - Dec. 2014)

Science Technology Research and Development, with Deana D. Pennington, Ph.D.

Center for Space Exploration Technology Research (cSETR) (Aug. 2013 - Aug. 2014)

Advanced Applications of Mobile Computing, under the direction of Jose Hurtado Ph.D.

  • Geology Society of America Member
  • Honors Society

 

University of Texas at El Paso
Bachelors of Science in Geology ( Graduated May 2012)

Under Bridget Smith-Konter Ph.D.

  • Student Field Researcher: British Colombia and Barrow, Alaska.
  • Attended six presentations / conferences
  • Created three interactive Earth sciences exhibits with IRIS.
  • Geology Society of America Member.

     

    Presentations

    1. Houser, P., Smith-Konter, B., 2012, EarthScope Active Earth Kiosk Display Offers a Dynamic Digital Scientific Exhibit for Museums and Educational Centers, University of Texas at El Paso, Geological Sciences Colloquium, Program and Abstracts, Vol. 25.
    2. Houser, P., Hurtado, J., 2011, Advanced Applications of Mobile Computing and Augmented Reality for Field Geology, 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Year of the Solar System (LPSC-YSS).
    3. Houser, P., Hurtado, J., 2010, Advanced Applications of Mobile Computing and Augmented Reality for Field Geology, Geologic Society of America, v. 42, No. 5, p. 301.
    4. Houser, P., Smith-Konter, B., 2010, EarthScope Active Earth Kiosk Display Offers a Dynamic Digital Scientific Exhibit for Museums and Educational Centers. Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology.
    5. Houser, P., Smith-Konter, B, 2010, Customized Earthscope Active Earth Kiosk Display For museums And Educational Centers. University of Texas at El Paso, Geological Sciences Colloquium, v. 24, p 35.
    6. Houser, P., Smith-Konter, B. 2009, Shaping Education with Technology: EarthScope Active Earth Kiosk Creates an Interactive Medium for Exploring Dynamic Geological Settings, Geological Society of America. v. 41, p. 92.
    7. Smith-Konter, B. Houser, P., 2009, Communicating, Visualizing, and Publicizing EarthScope Data and Model Products using Active Earth Kiosks. Geological Society of America, v. 41, p. 598.

     

    Papers

     

    1. Royo, M., Houser, P.I., Munoz, R., Estrada. E., Villanueva, N., Pennington, D., 2015, Towards Semantically Integrating Data to Enhance a Field Trip Experience, CAHSI.
    2. Goswami, S., Gamon, J. A., Houser, P., Matharasi, K., and Tweedie, C. E., 2007, Hyperspectral Study of the Arctic Tundra Ecosystem Using an Automated Robotic Cart System, American Geophysical Union.
    3. Goswami, S., Gamon, J. A., Houser, P., Matharasi, K., and Tweedie, C. E., 2007, Diurnal Variability of Reflectance Properties of Arctic Tundra Vegetation and its Effect on Computed, American Geophysical Union.

     

    RELEVANT COURSE WORK

    * indicates class in-progress


    Geology - Sciences:

    Graduate level

    • Advance Spatial Analysis *
    • Geo-Computation *
    • Sustainable Socio-Environmental Systems
    • Scientific Writing
    • Advance GIS
    • Scientific Presentations
    • Computer Field Techniques
    • Scientific Drafting
    • Hydrogeology
    • Planetary Geology

    Undergraduate level

    • Remote Sensing
    • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    • Thermal and Fluids (Physics III), Fields and Waves (Physics II), Mechanical (Physics I)
    • Geologic Field Camp
    • Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
    • Structural Geology
    • Mineralogy
    • Igneous and Petrology
    • Invertebrate Paleontology
    • Vulcanology
    • Weather & Climate
    • Chemistry I, Chemistry II
    • Biology
    • Geological Processes
    • Historical Geology
    • Research & Critical Writing

     

    Computer Science:

    Graduate level

    • Advance Database Systems *
    • Cyber-infrastructure Applications
      Undergraduate classes:
      • Advance Micro Computing Operating Systems
      • Programming: C, C++, Java
      • Micro-computer Operating Systems
      • Visual Programming Applications (Visual Basic)
      • Introduction to UNIX
      • Introduction to Computer Programming
      • Introduction to Computer Science
      • Speed Data Entry
      • Professional private courses