Day: April 24, 2014

SURF Awards for Innis and Laxo

This summer, the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program will fund 23 students from across the University with funds from the Vice President for Research and the Honors Institute. The total funding for the program this year is $80,500.

Among the recipients are:

Robert Innis
Applied Physics
Yoke Khin Yap
CVD growth of Molybdenum DiSulfide

Adam Laxo
Physics
Raymond Shaw
An Investigation of Aerosols as Catalysts for Contact Nucleation

From Tech Today.


Teresa Wilson on Dark Skies

dark skyIt’s International Dark Sky Week: Take Back the Night

The Lyrid meteor shower peaked earlier this week, and here in the Upper Peninsula it would not have been difficult to see from pretty much anywhere. For the best view, one might drive out of town a little ways, maybe to the Breakers or McLain parks, but a short drive is all it takes.

The International Dark Sky Association tries to raise awareness to these affects and more. Information can be found at the IDSA website.

Read more at Tech Today, by Teresa Wilson, physics PhD candidate.