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Graduate Students Awarded ISGC Fellowships

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Five Physics and Astronomy graduate students will receive the Iowa Space Grant Consortium's (ISGC) Graduate Fellowship Award.
Hackathon team from Physics and Astronomy

Grad Students Win Award at UI Hackathon

Thursday, October 20, 2022
Four Physics and Astronomy graduate students won the "Best Space Themed Development Project" at the HackUIowa event Oct. 15-16 at the Iowa Memorial Union. Graduate students Cole Armstrong, Philip Griffin, Aidan Moore and Jacob Payne teamed up for the AstroMech 9 project, which connects people with space by showing where stars and constellations are in the night sky.
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.
CanSAT 2022 build

CanSat Annual Competition Open to Students

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
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.

Termini To Receive NASA NSTGRO Award

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Graduate Research Assistant Jared Termini is a recipient of a 2022 NASA Graduate Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities (NSTGRO) award. 

For a list of recent graduate research in our department, please visit the Recent Graduates page.