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NASA Awards U of A Pluto Lab Solar System Grant

Thursday, December 13, 2018

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 School Awards Research & Innovation Science Space and Planetary Sciences

Graduate Student Gets First-Hand Insight to Mars Mission

Monday, December 10, 2018

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.

Graduate School Research & Innovation Science Space and Planetary Sciences

'Quietest Town in America' Proves Ideal Location for Research

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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.

Graduate School Research & Innovation Science Space and Planetary Sciences

Doctoral Student Nabs Lunar Science Internship

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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.

Graduate School Science Space and Planetary Sciences

U of A Graduate Student Selected as Outstanding Young American

Friday, May 18, 2018

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.

Graduate School Awards Science Space and Planetary Sciences

Studies Show Some Types of Life Can Survive Conditions Found on Mars

Monday, April 23, 2018

Researchers subjected certain microorganisms to extreme cold and low pressure to test their ability to thrive in Martian soil.

Graduate School J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Research & Innovation Science Biological Sciences Space and Planetary Sciences

U of A Graduate Student Named Outstanding Young West Virginian

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

The West Virginia Junior Chamber named Caitlin Ahrens, a University of Arkansas space and planetary science doctoral student, a 2018 Outstanding Young West Virginian.

Graduate School Awards Points of Pride Science Space and Planetary Sciences

Roe Named Graduate Coordinator for Space Program

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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.

College of Engineering Graduate School Appointments Science Mechanical Engineering Space and Planetary Sciences

Dixon Announces Retirement as Graduate Coordinator, Geosciences Professor

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

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.

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Events Geography Space and Planetary Sciences

Graduate Student Earns NASA Fellowship

Monday, June 05, 2017

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.

Graduate School Awards Research & Innovation Science Space and Planetary Sciences
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