Dax L. Feliz
Mentorship Experience



Central American Caribbean Bridge Program
Project: Recovery of known TESS Objects of Interest from Full Frame Images of TESS observations, Spring 2020 – Present.
Student: Bryan Villarreal Alvarado, University of Costa Rica.


Summer Research Internship
Project: Blind Transit Survey of TESS Data for M Dwarf Systems, Summer 2019 – Present.
Student: Mary Jimenez, George Mason University, co-menthored with Dr. Peter Plavchan.


Summer Research Internship
Project: Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite: A Search for New Worlds, Summer 2019 – Present.
Student: Samantha Bianco, Vanderbilt University, co-mentored with Dr. Keivan Stassun.


School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt
Project: Detecting exoplanet transits in TESS light curves, Spring 2019.
Student: Felix Bean, Hunter’s Lane High School.


Teaching Experience



Teaching Assistant, Introductory Astronomy Laboratory, Vanderbilt University
The lab meets once a week for 3 hours to work on either computer-based or observing labs. The aims of this class is to gain a familiarity with the night sky, perform observations of planets and stars, and to learn how astronomers may draw conclusions from and figure out the limitations of observations.
Fall 2018 -- Present.


Laboratory Technician / Teaching Assistant, Electronics Laboratory, Bronx Community College
In this course students are taught the characteristics of amplifiers using op-amps with respect to amplification, dB frequency response, and input and output impedance. Op-amp applications are introduced with emphasis on the uses of these devices in the telecommunications industry. Electrooptical devices, power supplies, and switches are studied. The frequency response of passive networks and amplifiers is measured. Analysis by computer simulations is stressed.
Spring, 2014 -- Fall, 2015.


Outreach



East Harlem Tutorial Program, New York, NY
Tutored and mentored many high-school and middle school students in math, science and the college application process. 2008 -- 2010


East Harlem Scholar's Academy, New York, NY: Alumni Day Speaker
Answering questions of elementary school students about astronomy and physics and my research experience, 2010 -- 2015.


Central Park East High School, New York, NY: College Panel Speaker
Answering questions of high-school students about the my experiences in science and in higher education, 2009 -- 2013.


Central Park East High School, New York, NY: Robotics Consultant
Volunteered to assist high school students with building a robot in the FIRST Robotics Competition, 2009 -- 2011.