Dr. John McNabb is a physicist and presently serves as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at Hampton University. His career has been spent searching for understanding of things from the very small to the very large. He graduated with a B.A. in Physics, Mathematics, and History from Washington and Jefferson College, followed by a Masters and PhD in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University studying strange particle production at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLAB). He spent three years as a post-doc at Penn State studying gravitational waves with the Laser Interferometric Gravitational-Wave Observatory(LIGO) collaboration. He is currently working at Hampton University on the AIM satellite mission as the Project Data Center Manager and has worked on analyzing CIPS data and improving the SOFIE data retrieval algorithms. He is also involved in analyzing data from the direct broadcast polar orbiting weather satellites and making it available in near real time using the Direct Broadcast Antenna based at the Hampton University. He served in 2015-2016 as the inaugural head coach for the women’s soccer team at Hampton University.