Dr. Sara Salimbeni is a physicist and astronomer whose interests span from the evolution of galaxies to the gender dynamics in science classrooms. Her astronomical research has focused on the physical mechanisms that trigger and shut down the star-formation in galaxies and drive galaxies' stellar mass assembly through cosmic time. For the last nine years, Dr. Salimbeni has been a member of the Marlboro College faculty teaching Physics and Astronomy. Motivated by her personal experience and the small number of women in Physics and Astronomy fields, she has begun to research how female students' interest and proficiency in science are affected by K12 education. She recently pursued and obtained a Master's degree in Teaching for Social justice to inform her education research.
- Department Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
- Since 2020
Ph.D., Tor Vergata University of Rome