UA Space Grant Success Stories

Susan Brew holds award certificate with Dolores and Rick Hill

Susan Brew, AZSGC Trainer/Manager at large, receives planetary dedication in recognition of her service!

Monday, June 24, 2019

In honor of AZSGC Trainer/Manager at large, Susan Brew, Minor Planet 2000 CP40 has been designated "(47649) Susanbrew". Thank you for all of your great work Susan!

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Ruby O'Brien Metzger poses with dust detection device

Current research by 2018-19 UA Intern, Ruby O'Brien-Metzger, could assist meteorologists in predicting dust storms.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Ruby is a 2018-19 Space Grant Undergraduate Research Intern working with Dr. Eric Betterton in the UA Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences Deptartment.

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Alex Craig in Wind Tunnel Lab

UA Space Grant Mentor, Alex Craig, Finalizing New Hypersonic Wind Tunnel

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Dr. Craig worked with three UA Space Grant Undergraduate Research Interns this year: Victor Padilla, Treyton Moore, and James Haner.

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Marissa Heffernan, science writer at the AZ Daily Star

UA Space Grant Intern, Marissa Heffernan, Writes New AZ Daily Star Article

Monday, May 6, 2019

UA team working on new method to remove PFAS contaminants from water.

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Researchers Find Ice Feature on Saturn's Giant Moon

Monday, April 29, 2019

Claire Cook, 2017-18 UA Space Grant Intern and 2018-19 Intern Advisor, involved in this new research! While searching for the origins of Titan’s methane and the organics that coat its surface, UA researchers made the unexpected discovery of a large ice feature on Saturn's largest moon.

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NASA's SPHEREx mission is targeted to launch in 2023. SPHEREx will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and how common are the ingredients for life in our galaxy's planetary systems. (Image: California Institute of Technology)

Check out a new article in UANews by 2018-19 Intern Advisor, Emily Walla!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Two astronomers from the University of Arizona will participate in a new space mission that will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and how common are the ingredients for life in our galaxy’s planetary systems.

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Portrait of Devin Cameron

UA Space Grant Mentor and Intern Contributed to Global Effort Resulting in First Black Hole Image

Thursday, April 11, 2019

UA Space Grant Scholar, Devin Cameron, and his mentor, Dimitrios Psaltis, participated in efforts to see the unseen with the Event Horizon Telescope.

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Portrait of Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta

2010-11 Space Grant Fellow, Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta, Receives 2019 AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta is the winner of the 2019 Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science, presented by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Space Grant Interns Reman Almusawi and Ruby O'Brien Metzger Featured on KGUN9

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

UA students Reman and Ruby were interviewed about their Space Grant research, which will impact and enhance dust storm weather advisories

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Claire Cook Receives Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award from the UA College of Science!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Award-winning work on "Searching for Ice in the Southern Hemisphere of Mars Using Radar" recognized.

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Adriana Mitchell

Space Grant Interns and Mentors from UA and ERAU Featured in Tucson Tech

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Pictured: Adriana Mitchell--a UA Optical Sciences senior and 2017-18 Space Grant Intern--works on CatCam, the camera that will fly on the CatSat satellite

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Portrait of Cathryn Sephus

Congratulations current UA Space Grant Undergraduate Research Intern, Cathryn Sephus, for receiving a Galileo Circle Scholarship!

Monday, March 11, 2019

The Galileo Circle is a community of engaged individuals whose support is vital to the continued excellence of the College of Science at the University of Arizona.

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Adams alongside the 122-year-old 24" Alvin Clark telescope at Lowell Observatory

Danielle Adams, 2015-17 UA NASA Space Grant Fellow, Accepts Deputy Director of Marketing and Communications Position at Lowell Observatory

Friday, March 8, 2019

As Deputy Director for Marketing and Communications, Adams is responsible for the strategic marketing of Lowell Observatory.

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Space Grant Interns, Alexus Cazares, and Cathryn Sephus

Space Grant Undergraduate Research Interns Participate in First Space Camp at Biosphere 2

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Space Grant Interns, Alexus Cazares, and Cathryn Sephus, participated in a pilot program for the first Space Camp at Biosphere 2.

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View of the canopy structure of the rainforest, as seen from the ground. (Photo: Marielle Smith)

Check out a recent article co-written by Intern Emily Walla, in UANews!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

"A team of ecologists used lidar technology to scan the leaf canopy of an Amazon forest and found that trees responded to drought in some surprising ways."

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Angelita Denny interacts with students at STEM Outreach activity.

2002 Space Grant Intern, Angelita Denny, leads STEM Outreach activities on the Navajo Nation.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Angelita Denny, leads STEM Outreach activities on the Navajo Nation, as Department of Energy Legacy Management Site Manager.

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Portrait of Danielle Adams with bridge to Sydney Opera House.

2015-17 Space Grant Fellow, Danielle Adams, discusses her current research with AZPM radio.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Danielle Adams discusses her research as a cultural astronomer, someone who studies the astronomical systems of different cultures, often ancient ones.

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Portrait of Marissa Heffernan

2018-19 Space Grant Intern, Marissa Heffernan, reports on current UA student research at AZ Daily Star.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

A group of UA students is working to install generators that make drinking water out of humid air in impoverished communities in Peru.

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Illustration of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arriving at asteroid Bennu.

Congratulations to 1992 Space Grant Intern, Dante Lauretta and Team: OSIRIS-REx Arrives at Bennu!

Monday, December 3, 2018

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrives at asteroid Bennu after more than two years traveling through space.

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Space Grant students stand on boulders in a creek at Seven Falls, AZ.

University of Arizona Space Grant Advisors and Interns hike Seven Falls!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

University of Arizona Space Grant Intern Advisors planned a hike up to Seven Falls on Nov. 17th to enjoy the beautiful Fall weather.

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