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NASA Awards U of A Pluto Lab Solar System Grant
The funding will be used to purchase lab equipment, supplies and research travel for the university's Pluto Lab, which is managed by Caitlin Ahrens.
Graduate Student Gets First-Hand Insight to Mars Mission
Rachel Slank, a graduate student in the was at the Green Bank Observatory last month to receive the first signal from the Mars Insight landing.
'Quietest Town in America' Proves Ideal Location for Research
Rachel Slank is completing an internship at the Green Bank Observatory, home to a radio telescope completely surrounded by a total lack of electronic transmissions.
Doctoral Student Nabs Lunar Science Internship
Ellen Czaplinski, a doctoral student in space and planetary sciences, is in the midst of an internship with the Center for Lunar Science and Exploration in Houston.
U of A Graduate Student Selected as Outstanding Young American
The United States' division of Junior Chamber International has named University of Arkansas graduate student Caitlin Ahrens one of its 2018 Ten Outstanding Young Americans.
Studies Show Some Types of Life Can Survive Conditions Found on Mars
Researchers subjected certain microorganisms to extreme cold and low pressure to test their ability to thrive in Martian soil.
U of A Graduate Student Named Outstanding Young West Virginian
The West Virginia Junior Chamber named Caitlin Ahrens, a University of Arkansas space and planetary science doctoral student, a 2018 Outstanding Young West Virginian.
Roe Named Graduate Coordinator for Space Program
Larry Roe, director of the Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences, has been named the new graduate coordinator for the space and planetary sciences graduate program.
Dixon Announces Retirement as Graduate Coordinator, Geosciences Professor
John Dixon, professor of geosciences, is retiring from his post, effective December 2017. Dixon has been with the University of Arkansas for nearly 40 years.
Graduate Student Earns NASA Fellowship
Ellen Czaplinski, a space and planetary sciences doctoral student, has won a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship with a stipend of $35,000 and an extra $10,000 for research expenses.