Sunday, April 07, 2024

Amber Straughn

Windgate Center for Fine & Performing Arts

What to know

Dr. Amber Straughn is an Astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. Amber grew up in Bee Branch, AR and earned her B.S. in Physics from the University of Arkansas in 2002, and went on to obtain a Ph.D. in Physics at Arizona State University in 2008. Amber is a member of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope science team, and is interested in answering questions about our universe that relate to how galaxies change over time. Amber is an accomplished public speaker and has appeared on CBS 60 Minutes, PBS NOVA, The Discovery Channel, The Science Channel, NatGeo, and in a segment on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

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