Articles from September 2022

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Congratulations to Dr. David Montealegre for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. David Montealegre for successfully defending his PhD thesis September 15th! 
Artists Impression of R Aquarii Symbiotic Star

APS Selects Nault as Blewett Fellow

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Graduate Student Kristie Nault has been selected as a 2022 M. Hildred Blewett Fellow by the American Physical Society (APS). The M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship is intended to "enable women to return to physics research careers after having had to interrupt those careers." Nault's fellowship is a one-year award of $45,000 facilitating her continued study of AG Draconis.
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UI to Host Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics Jan. 20-23

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
The University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy will host the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) Jan. 20-22, 2023. The UI conference is part of a series sponsored by the American Physical Society (APS), the professional organization for physicists in the United States. The goal of APS CUWiP is to help undergraduate women continue in physics by providing them with the opportunity to experience a professional conference, information about graduate school and professions in physics, and access to other women in physics of all ages with whom they can share experiences, advice, and ideas.

Miles Speaks on Panel at CLAS Career Boot Camp

Assistant Professor David Miles spoke on a panel at the University of Iowa UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Career Boot Camp on Aug. 11 and 12,  a professional development event in August featuring a series of panels and workshops designed to prepare graduate and postdoc students as they consider entering the workforce. 
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Daily Iowan: UI Plasma Wave Science instrument spends 45 years in space

NASA’s two Voyager spacecraft originally intended to just pass the planets Jupiter and Saturn are being recognized after 45 years of space exploration. The Plasma Wave Science instrument, created by UI scientists, remains an integral part of the spacecraft.
Casey DeRoo hopes to leverage SLS and Artemis for Cubesats

CBS 2: DeRoo Hopes to Use Artemis to Deploy Cubesats

Thursday, September 1, 2022
The Artemis I launch scheduled for Saturday has a lot of attention for future human missions putting astronauts back on the moon, but the science side of this project is just as big. “I hope to be able to propose missions to do and to be able to leverage those technologies that are being developed today,” said Casey DeRoo, a University of Iowa professor and researcher.