Courses Taught: • Astronomy, Azusa Pacific University (APU) • Biosphere Science, AuSable Institute of Environmental Studies, Coupeville, WA • Contemporary Mathematics, APU • Earth Science, APU • Extravehicular Activity Tutorial, International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg, France • Health for Life, APU • History of Spaceflight, ISU • Human Factors in Design, ISU • Humans and Computation, APU • Humans and Scientific Inquiry, APU • Living and Working in Space, ISU • Physical Science, APU and Marymount College • Science and Faith Seminar, APU • Senior Seminar in Bioethics, APU • Space Physiology, APU • Spacesuit Technologies, ISU
I am passionate about: • Teaching Science • Mentoring and encouraging students to achieve their potential • Helping students find their passions, as well as their strengths • Engaging students in research • Teaching students to think critically and be problem-solvers • Building students’ confidence to succeed in science • Inspiring students to use their STEM disciplines to be world-changers!
• Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) presentation award • AsMA Associate Fellow • Aerospace Corporation Internal Research and Development grant awards • Aerospace Corporation Team Award for Review of US Human Space Flight Plans Committee • Alpha Kappa Nu Honor Society • Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society recognition • American Association of University Women’s Award • American Scientific Affiliation Fellow • Astronauts 4 Hire (A4H) Senior Technical Advisory Board Member • Azusa Pacific University Transformational Scholarship Champion Award • Board of Fellows, Azusa Pacific University Center for Research in Science (CRIS) • California Quake Football Team Spirit Award • California Quake Football Team Head Coach’s and Spirit Awards • California Quake Women’s Professional Football World Championship • California Space Grant awards for Aerospace Workforce and STEM Pipeline Development • Christian Scholars Foundation Grants • Co-host for CRIS Space and Time Workshop • Coach and Athlete Magazine Prep Track and Field “Athlete of the Year” Award • Designated as Lockheed Corporate Astronaut • Faculty Research Council Grant • Fulbright Senior Specialist Candidate • Jet Propulsion Laboratory Mars Science Lander Review Pane • Local Societies Initiative Metanexus Grant • Lockheed Director’s and Manager’s Commendations for Space Station Program • Mark O. Hatfield Prize in Political Science • Mars Desert Research Station Crew Biologist • McDonnell Douglas Commendation for Space Station EVA Simulations • NASA-ARC Joint Research Grant with Stanford University • NASA and Lockheed Commendations for Hubble Space Telescope Program • National Science Foundation Guest Lecturer at Whitworth College on “Life in Space” • Nominated to Technical Advisory Committee for the US Secretary of Defense • Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society • Sigma Rho Phi Science and Theology Honor Society • Seaside High School Hall of Fame • Society of Automotive Engineers’ Arch T. Colwell Merit Award • Stanford Honors Cooperative Graduate Program Scholarship • Stanford on the Moon Project Advisory Board Member; • Teaching Learning Technology Roundtable Grant • TEDx talk, “Is the Conflict between Science and Religion Real?” • US Volleyball Association Women’s 30’s Grass Doubles National Championship • Willamette University Distinguished Alumni Award • Willamette University Pentathlon All-Time Record Holder • Women’s Affiliated Football Conference All-Star Team • Women’s Conference of Independent Colleges All-Star Track and Field Team
Leslie holds a master's degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering and a doctoral degree in human factors and biomechanics (mechanical engineering), both from Stanford University. • She graduated magna cum laude from Willamette University with a bachelor's degree in political science, with concentrations in math and science.
Dr. Leslie Wickman is an internationally respected research scientist, engineering consultant, author and inspirational speaker. • For more than a decade Wickman was an engineer for Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space, where she worked on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and International Space Station Programs, receiving commendations from NASA for her contributions and being designated as Lockheed's Corporate Astronaut. • After spending nearly two decades in academia, she currently works as a research scientist with government think tanks on technical and political aspects of national aerospace and defense issues. Some of her recent projects include climate change research, assessment of future human spaceflight missions and technologies, human factors problems for extreme environments, fighter pilot proficiency training, and sustainable water reclamation and agriculture. • Dr. Wickman has lectured around the world on satellite servicing, spaceflight physiology, astronaut training and operations, as well as various topics in astronomy, environmental stewardship, and the interface between science and theology (Google her recent book, "God of the Big Bang"). • Wickman is also a dedicated athlete, playing competitive beach doubles volleyball with CBVA & FIVB, as well as both indoor and beach volleyball for Athletes in Action in Bolivia, Brazil, and South Africa. She is now retired from women's professional tackle football, but not before earning All-Conference recognition and helping her team, the California Quake, win the Women's World Bowl. • Another achievement worth noting is her role with WET Design in R&D, simulation, and programming for the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada.