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Congratulations to Leah Edwards for Winning a 2014 Pillars of Excellence Award!

Congratulations to FY2012 Space Grant Intern and FY2013 Space Grant Intern Advisor, Leah Edwards, who has been honored with a Pillars of Excellence Award! The Pillars of Excellence is awarded to students and alumni at the University of Arizona who exhibit academic excellence and contribute to their field and to the university. The students and alumni are selected through the University of Arizona Honors College. Read more

Support Space Grant Intern Rodriguez's STEM enterprise Xplore BoX!

Rebeca Rodriguez, a FY 2005 Space Grant Intern, has started a new business, Xplore BoX, to engage kids in all things STEM!  She needs our help!  Click on the following link, watch the video that explains her business, and then vote for Rebeca!  She has a chance to win $50K  through venture madness to help build her company if she wins the vote competition!

Rebeca says, “We need your support! My startup, Xplore BoX, is part of Venture Madness a head-to-head business competition featuring 64 companies. We will be facing off against other companies and competing for $50,000. Vote... Read more

Arizona Space Grant Intern Honored with 2013 Arizona Centennial Achievement Award

UA Space Grant Intern Honored with 2013 Arizona Centennial Achievement Award

Arizona Space Grant Intern Honored with 2013 Arizona Centennial Achievement Award

Marianna Yanes, a two-year Arizona Space Grant Intern/Intern Advisor, and a first-generation college student, was one of only two University of Arizona (UA) undergraduate students selected to receive a prestigious Arizona Centennial Achievement Award! Read more

Coe Segment: Arizona Illustrated Interview

The Arizona Space Grant Consortium is proud to support this impressive STEM education program at Tucson’s Manzo Elementary school through the efforts of FY 2013 Space Graduate Fellow, Michelle Coe. Michelle speaks about her program with Manzo students in a PBS AZPM video segment.

Video from "Local Kids Benefit from Nationally Recognized Ecology Program" by Mitchell Riley Read more

N.H. Samarasinha, S.M. Larson, and M.P. Martin (left to right) in front of a display showing the results from the web facility.

UA Space Grant Intern Developed Web Facility for Enhancing Cometary Comae Images with AZSGC Partner Planetary Science Institute

FY 2012 Space Grant Intern, M. Patrick Martin, has developed a web facility to allow both professional and amateur astronomers to digitally enhance images of cometary comae. Patrick, a University of Arizona junior majoring in mathematics, computer science, linguistics and Spanish, worked with Planetary Science Institute Senior Scientist Nalin H. Samarasinha and University of Arizona Senior Staff Scientist Stephen M. Larson to implement this web-interface.

The Planetary Science Institute is hosting this facility and it can be accessed at the URL http://www.psi.edu/research/cometimen . This will enable one to digitally enhance coma images of comets using five different image enhancement... Read more

OSIRIS-REx PI Dante Lauretta Talks About his Journey

OSIRIS REx PI Dante Lauretta Talks About his Journey

We think it's really cool that OSIRIS-REx PI and FY 1992 Space Grant Intern Dante Lauretta is blogging about his educational and career path! It's not only interesting but inspirational! We in Space Grant could not be prouder that our program played a pivotal role in his meteoric career! Read more

Space Grant Fellow Michelle Coe Brings Biosphere 2 to Manzo Elementary

Space Grant Fellow Michelle Coe Brings Biosphere 2 to Manzo Elementary

FY 2013 Space Grant Fellow Michelle Coe helped form a successful new program at the Manzo Elementary School involving the LEO project from Biosphere 2! Working with the fourth graders from the school, students built minature versions of LEO and placed them in a humid greenhouse. The students had a positive experience with this startup project that will hopefully see its proliferation to other schools in the district. Read more

Barron Orr Named 1885 Society Distinguished Scholar

Barron Orr Named 1885 Society Distinguished Scholar

Congratulations to Space Grant Associate Director, Barron Orr, for being named a 1885 Society Distinguished Scholar! The 1885 Society Distinguished Scholars Award was created in 2012 to acknowledge outstanding mid-career faculty whose leadership, research, scholarship and creative contributions promise to catapult their disciplines to new levels of innovation.

After a rigorous review at the college and University level, Barron Orr, associate specialist, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, received the esteemed recognition. Read more

Lunar Greenhouse Story with Erica Hernandez

Lunar Greenhouse Story with Erica Hernandez

Congratulations to FY 2012 Space Grant Intern, Erica Hernandez, for being featured in a great Lunar Greenhouse spotlight with Dr. Gene Giacomelli! Incorporating a bioregenerative process, scientists and engineers are researching how to grow sustainable food crops in outer space with sustainable greenhouses. Read more

Congrats on 2nd place in AIAA Student Team Papers Competition

Congrats on 2nd place in AIAA Student Team Papers Competition

FY 2012 UA Space Grant Intern Brian Franz led a senior design team to a Second Place win in the AIAA Region IV Student Paper Competition Team Division!  The competition, held March 28-30, 2013 in Salt Lake City, featured 55 students from 11 Colleges and Universities. Congratulations, Brian and team! Read more

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