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Jaynes to Serve on National Academies’ Heliophysics Decadal Survey Steering Committee

Allison Jaynes, Associate Professor in the University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been selected to serve on the Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) Decadal Survey Steering Committee, established by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. As a member of the Decadal Survey Committee, Professor Jaynes will help will set NASA's priorities in solar and space physics for the next ten years and beyond.
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CanSat Annual Competition Open to Students

Students can get a head start on an aerospace career by entering the 2023 CanSat Competition. Not just a paper exercise, CanSat is an annual competition in which college and university teams from around the world participate in a scored and judged design-build-launch project to see who can best meet assigned mission requirements.
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Gurnett Named Distinguished Alumni

The University of Iowa Center for Advancement is posthumously honoring Professor Donald Gurnett with a Distinguished Alumni Faculty Award.
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Students Present Posters at Summer Undergraduate Research Conference

Several UI Physics and Astronomy students presented posters at the 15th Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Conference on July 27 at the Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge.

McMillan Awarded Spriestersbach Dissertation Prize

Postdoctoral Research Scholar Stephen McMillan has been awarded the 2022 D.C. Spriestersbach Dissertation Prize in the Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering in recognition of his doctoral dissertation: “Spin-Selective Transport in Semiconductor Spintronics and Single-Defect Quantum Technology.”
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Daily Iowan: UI astronomers express excitement over JWST images

Astronomy professors at the University of Iowa are reacting to the James Webb Space Telescope images released by NASA a few days prior. Professors believe this will open up numerous possibilities for the future.
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Webb space telescope will expose Hawkeyes to a new frontier in astronomy and physics

Assistant Professor Keri Hoadley says the new James Webb Space Telescope is ushering in an exciting and transformative time for her field.
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UI Heliophysicists to Study How Charged Particles Affect Earth’s Atmosphere

The National Science Foundation has awarded Associate Professor Allison Jaynes and Associate Research Scientist/Engineer Kristine Sigsbee a $586,504 grant to study how charged particles from space affect the Earth’s atmosphere and climate.
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Gazette: Hoadley says Webb images ‘just scratching the surface’

Amid her own NASA-funded work on a telescope meant to unwrap galactic mysteries of how the universe evolved, University of Iowa physics and astronomy professor Keri Hoadley joined the rest of the world this week in marveling at inaugural images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.