Michigan Tech faculty, staff members, and students received awards tallying $ 96,635 in funding through the Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC), sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Undergraduate students in the College of Sciences and Arts receiving $2,500 research fellowships include:
- Ashima Chhabra (Chem): “Measuring surface roughness of mineral dust for comparison to Martian dust”
- Nathanael Green (Chem): “A sequencing technology capable of monitoring variations of DNA methylation induced by travel in space”
Graduate student Colin Gurganus in Physics is receiving a $5,000 fellowship for his project entitled “Examining the Role of Surface Roughness on Atmospheric Nucleation Processes.”
Chemistry faculty member Loredana Valenzano is receiving a $4-5,000 seed grant for “Revealing the Performance Barrier: First Principles Prediction of the Physical-Chemical Properties of New Co-Crystals for Rocket Propulsion.”
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