UA Space Grant Success Stories

Students explore the ocean biome at Biosphere 2

Today’s Students are Tomorrow’s Space Explorers

Monday, August 19, 2019

Ten students from Japan and Arizona gathered for the first official Space Camp at Biosphere 2, where they designed Biosphere 3 to sustain life on Mars.

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Daniel McConville and Hiroaki Sato participate in Biosphere 2 Space Camp activities.

First Space Camp at Biosphere 2 helps prepare students for life on Mars

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

During the camp, students were tasked with simulating a mission to Mars and designing a new biosphere for the surface of the planet.

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Portrait of Betul Kacar with her child and her laboratory team

Seeking Knowledge through the use of Synthetic Biology: AZSGC mentors discuss current research on synthetic biology

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Tim Swindle, AZSGC and Lunar & Planetary Laboratory Director, and Betul Kacar, 2018-19 Space Grant Undergraduate Research Mentor, discuss Kacar's current research on synthetic biology.

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Robots working in Ford Motor factory

1995 Space Grant Intern, Todd Murphey, gives insight into the changing nature of employment with the increased use of robots

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

1995 Space Grant Intern, Todd Murphey, gives insight into the changing nature of employment with the increased use of robots

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Portrait of Tim Swindle

AZ/NASA Space Grant Consortium Director, Tim Swindle, discusses the UA's contributions to early and current space exploration.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine recognized the University of Arizona and Arizona State as ‘leading the world when it comes to university engagement with NASA’ during a Senate committee hearing.

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Apollo 17 astronaut Ron Evans had to embark on a spacewalk just to retrieve a cassette of film, which recorded data from the first radar mapping instrument mounted on a spacecraft. (Photo: NASA)

UA/NASA Space Grant Mentors discuss their current research at the UA Lunar & Planetary Lab!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Interview includes:
Shane Byrne: LPL faculty mentor to UA Space Grant Undergraduate research interns
Ali Bramson: 2012 UA Space Grant Graduate Fellow and current mentor
Daniella Della-Giustina: 2005 UA Space Grant undergraduate research intern and current mentor

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Ali Bramson sits on lava rocks holding pink umbrella

Check out current planetary science research by 2012 UA/NASA Space Grant Intern, Ali Bramson!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Ali Bramson, a 2012 UA/NASA Space Grant Intern and current Mentor, is now a postdoctoral research fellow at the UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. She discusses her current research on geological Earth analogs to other bodies in the Solar System. 

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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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