Florence Bocquet, Ph.D.
Tel.: (720) 308-1593
Email: bocquet ; Domain: colorado.edu
2007: Doctoral degree, Department of
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences,
Colorado at Boulder, USA and Institute
Arctic and Alpine Research. Thesis title: "Surface ozone dynamics
and air-snow interactions at Summit, Greenland: the complex interactions."
2002: Master's of Science, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences department, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Thesis title: "Synoptic-scale signatures of warm-season mesoscale vortices in the Montreal region."
2000: Bachelor of Science, exchange programs from Bordeaux University, France
with University of Quebec at Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
- Jan. 2016 - Present: Science instructor and curriculum developer for my own class "Bilingual Science Exploration",
provided through Life-Long Learning.
Responsibilities: Develop and instruct hands-on curricula to engage students in science exploration and understanding, plus immersion to the French language. Students are K-5 grade. Provided during no-school days, school breaks and weekly after-school at Ryan Elementary, Lafayette, CO.
- Jan. 2015 - Present: STEM educator at iFLY-Denver, an indoor skydiving facilty.
Responsibilities: Provide math and physics education related to skydiving (forces, fluids, etc) to K-12 students.
- Mar. 2014 - Present: Academic Tutor for Boulder Valley School District (BVSD).
Responsibilities: Provide tutoring in any fields of science to the American Indian community of BVSD K-12 schools. Since Spring 2014, I have tutored 9 sutdents, four of them were for the whole school year. Students were in 2nd to 12th grade.
- Feb. - Dec. 2014: Freelance Science Editor for Stallard Scientific Editing.
Responsibilities: Edit scientific papers to be submitted to peer-reviewed journals; Field of expertise: atmospheric sciences.
- Feb.- Oct. 2014: Classroom Observer for Science Education Resource Center / On the Cutting Edge.
Responsibilities: Observe and score lecture-style geoscience classrooms based on the Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP) standards.
- July 21-23 2014: French and Science Teacher for the summer mountain camp of the Colorado International School.
Responsibilities: Taught the related science about fire in French. I had two students, Ariana and Kenny, ages of 11 and 16 yrs old, resp.
- Sept.- Oct. 2013: Reviewer for Science Education Resource Center / On the Cutting Edge.
Responsibilities: Reviewed a series of teaching activities (courses, labs and field expeditions) in general geology.
- Mar.- Oct. 2011: Interim Scientific Director for CREW (Center for Research and Education in Wind).
- Dec. 2008 - Dec. 2012: Managing Director for the Center for
Research and Education in Wind (CREW).
Responsibilities: CREW is a consortium of 6 institutions: CU-Boulder, CSU, CSM, NREL, NCAR and NOAA. I coordinated the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the Center. In this position, I was in charge of e.g., (a) managing and collaborating with numerous scientists, engineers, and administrative staff, (b) recruiting industry sponsors, (c) organizing and running meetings, seminar series, workshops, and annual symposia, (d) updating the center’s website, (e) facilitating outreach education about wind energy, (f) writing the monthly newsletters, (g) overseeing budgets and expenditures, and (h) working with the Technology Transfer Office and the Office of Contracts and Grants of CU-Boulder to develop the intellectual property rights documents.
Some info about the center: (a) Inaugural day for CREW in 2009 with Bill Ritter , (b) General info about CREW
- Oct. 2007 - Dec. 2010: Post-doctoral research associate at
CIRES (Cooperative Institute for
Research in Environmental Sciences).
Research topic: Stable nocturnal boundary layer dynamics: the work focused on characterizing boundary-layer turbulence using two different proxies. The two different proxies originated from data taken on meteorological towers and with a Tethered Lifting System (TLS).
- Apr.- Jun. 2008: Visiting scientist at MISU (Meteorological Institute of Stockholm
Research topic: Implementation of the MIUU mesoscale model for the GABLS 3 project, which is the third case study for model intercomparison. See GABLS 3 results paper. GABLS is an international project aimed at improving the representation of the atmospheric boundary layer in climate models on the basis of an advanced understanding of the relevant processes.
My background is in Earth sciences, covering a wide range of topics including atmospheric chemistry, atmospheric turbulence, wind energy, meteorology, geology, oceanography, and glaciology. A few of my research interests are:
** Some keen research interests **
Boundary-layer turbulence in a wind farm environment as well as turbulence created by wind turbine themselves.
- “FLOW Education: Facilitating Learning through Outdoor Watershed Education” (Fall 2015)
- “Early childhood education” (Summer 2015)
- “Water in the Western United States” (Spring 2015)
- “An introduction to evidence-based undergraduate STEM teaching” (Fall 2014)
- Sept. 2015 - Present: science-related helper at Ryan Elementary School.
- Jan. 2012 - Present: science educator for the toddlers and preschool students of the Children's Commerce Center.
- Feb. 2010 - 2016: Science fair judge for the BVSD Corden Pharma Regional Science Fair.
- Feb. - Mar. 2014: Science educator assistant at Columbine Middle School with CLACE (Centro Latino-americano para las Artes, Ciencia y Educacion).
- Sept. - Oct. 2013: Reviewer for On the Cutting Edge; Reviewed teaching activities; Attended GSA Annual Meeting (Denver, CO).
- Nov. 19, 2008: Speaker for the Bridge Middle and High School, Boulder, CO - Talk on climage change.
- Sept.-Nov. 2008: Earth educator at the Community Montessori School, Boulder, CO, organized by the Environmental Center of the University of Colorado at Boulder.
- Aug. 24 - 27, 2006: Environmental research design (eco-challenge): the Snowbird Charrette, Snowbird, UT.
- June 24 - 27, 2006: Earthworks scientist at Cal-Wood, Jamestown, CO: Earthworks 2006 mentored program - K-12 teachers from around the U.S. practice scientific inquiry and conduct fieldwork in order to create Earth science research projects for their students; Sponsored by CIRES.
- June 2, 2004: Speaker at Summit Middle School, Boulder, CO - Presentation of snow research at Summit, Greenland; In collaboration with Barry Lefer (ex-NCAR scientist, professor at University of Houston).
- July 1 - Aug. 23, 2000: Ablation and sun cup formation near camp C-18 of the Juneau icefield. Juneau Icefield Research Program (info links: 1, 2 and 3).
- May 9-10, 2016: workshop "Mysterious Soil Microbes" for formal and informal educators (sponsored by CIRES, CU); Boulder, CO
- Mar. 18-19, 2016: conference "Advancing Environmental Education" by the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education (CAEE), committee member and attendee; Denver, CO.
- Sept. 21, 2014: Workshop "Red Planet: Read, Write, Explore! for K-5 students" (sponsored by LASP, CU)
- June 28-29, 2011: AWEA University Summit (info), sponsored by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA); Iowa City, IA.
- May 11-12, 2010: Wind Energy R&D workshop, sponsored by National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) (by invitation only); Boulder, CO.
- Apr. 29, 2010: Workshop "Communicating Science" (sponsored by NSF; Boulder, CO).
- Apr. 22, 2010: Workshop "Data Analysis with Matlab for Excel users", sponsored by MathWorks; Broomfield, CO.
- Oct. 21, 2009: Energy Initiative research symposium: CU-Boulder energy initiative in partnership with regional federal labs NREL, NOAA, NCAR; Boulder, CO.
- Oct. 8-9, 2009: Wind Turbine Condition Monitoring workshop, sponsored by NREL; Broomfield, CO.
- May 17-19, 2009: "Teaching about energy in geosciences courses: current research and pedagogy", sponsored by On the Cutting Edge and the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, organized by the University of Wyoming, funded by NSF; Laramie, WY.
- Nov. 17, 2008: Energy Initiative research symposium: CU-Boulder energy initiative in partnership with regional federal labs NREL, NOAA, NCAR; Boulder, CO.
- Oct. 17-19, 2008: Workshop "Teaching climate change: impacts in Colorado", organized by the CIRES Education and Outreach program, sponsored by NSF; Boulder, CO.
- July 7, 2008: Career development workshop, organizing by the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS); St Petersburg, Russia.
- Oct. 2009 - Dec. 2012: affiliate of the Renewable & Sustainable Energy
Institute (RASEI), University of
Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO.
Helmig D., Bocquet F., Cohen L., and Oltmans S. (2007) Ozone uptake to the polar snowpack at Summit, Greenland. Atmospheric Environment, 41(24), 5061-5076. (pdf)
Helmig, D., Revermann T., Pollmann J., Kaltschmidt O.,
Hernández A., Bocquet F., and David D.
system and analytical considerations for sesquiterpene analysis in air:
of a procedure for generating sesquiterpene standards and for their gas
chromotography analysis. J.
Chromatography A, 1002, 193-211.
Bocquet F., Balsley B.,
Tjernström M, and Svensson G. (2008) Using the TLS to improve
the understanding of atmospheric turbulent processes. 18th Symposium on
Boundary Layers and Turbulence, 9-13 June 2008, Stockholm, Sweden. (Abstract)
Bocquet F. and Helmig D.
(2007) Surface layer ozone dynamics and air-snow interactions at
Summit, Greenland. 37th International Arctic Workshop, 2-5 May 2007,
Bocquet F., Cohen L. and Helmig D. (2006) Ozone exchange at the air-snow interface at the polar site of Summit, Greenland. 36th International Arctic Workshop, 16-18 March 2006, Boulder, CO, USA.
Bocquet F., Rick, U. and Helmig, D. (2004) Ozone
to Polar and mid-latitude snowpacks. 34th International Arctic
10-13 March 2004, Boulder, CO, USA.
Bocquet F. (2002) Synoptic-scale signatures of warm-season heavy precipitation events associated with mesoscale vortices in the Montreal region. Warm-season severe weather workshop at the Burlington Weather Forecast Office, 15 May 2002, Burlington, VT, USA.
Conference Posters:Bocquet F. and B. Balsley (2009) Turbulent boundary-layer dynamics: intermittent or persistent turbulence? GEWEX-iLEAPS joint conferences, 24-28 August 2009, Melbourne, Australia.
Helmig D., Bocquet F., Cohen L., Ganzeveld L., Oltmans S. and Rick U. (2004) Ozone deposition to Polar and mid-latitude snowpacks. International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) conference, 4-9 September 2004, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Helmig D., Bocquet F., Fuentes J.D., Oltmans S.J. and Tarasick D.W. (2003) Which processes determine ozone surface-atmosphere fluxes over snow? Aerosolitutkimusseura R.Y. Finnish Association for Aerosol Research. Report Series in Aerosol Science No 62A. Proceedings of ILEAPS: Integrated Land Ecosystem - Atmosphere Processes Study. International Open Science Conference, 29 September - 3 October 2003, Helsinki, Finland, pp. 142-144.
Bocquet F., Revermann T., Pollmann J., Hermandez A. J.,
O. and Helmig D. (2002) Sesquiterpenes emission from
of analysis techniques for enclosure and ambient measurements.
conference, 6-10 December 2002, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Awards throughout my Graduate School years
Certifications- 2005: Aviation, bear and field safety training, survival medicine, and CPR (then offered by VECO Polar Resources (VPR) but now renamed to CH2MHill Polar Services)
- Backcountry skiing (Are
you joining me?)
- Any other outdoors activities: hiking, backpacking, biking, running, rock climbing, traveling, as well as swimming...and swing, tango and salsa dancing with my Sweetheart Bryan! [who is my Bryan?]
- Traveling...across countries, across cultures...so far, England
('91), Martinique ('92), Spain ('94), Portugal ('94), Tenerife ('94),
Lanzarote ('95), Jamaica ('02), Baja Mexico ('03), Greenland ('03 and
Zealand ('04), Austria ('06), Morocco ('06),
wildlife ('09), Thailand ('11), Singapore ('12), Costa Rica ('13 and '16) and of course, Canada, USA (including Kauai & Big Island ('10) and Puerto Rico ('13)) and
- My first boy, Arthur, who is born on June 26, 2010.
- My second boy, Benjamin, who is born on July 13, 2012.
- Wedding dress designer
- My field work experience: some good old times (Summit, Greenland) Field and
Links of interest
Ben Balsley's research group you want to know more about the research group I was part of when I held my post-doctoral years...Note that sadly Ben Balsley passed away in July 2013.
Summit Camp, Greenland you want to know the weather at Summit, look at the webcam, or just know more about the life in general at Summit...
Atmospheric Research Lab you want to know more about the research group I was part of when I did my PhD...
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences department at McGill University, Montreal, Canada you want to know which graduate school I come from...
Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP), Juneau, Alaska The amazing summer research program I participated in 2000...Click here for the story of the 2000 JIRP crew.
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