FINESSE and BASALT programs hold Media Day at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

FINESSE and BASALT Media Day

NASA’s Field Investigations to Enable Solar System Science and Exploration (FINESSE) and Biologic Analog Science Associated with Lava Terrains (BASALT) teams partnered with the National Park Service (NPS) to host a Media Day at the Robert Limbert Visitor Center at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Idaho (August 2015). Special activities for […]

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Dr. Andrew Mattioda featured in a Chickasaw Times article

Chickasaw - Mattioda

Dr. Andrew Mattioda was featured in a Chickasaw Times newspaper article, the official newspaper of the Chickasaw Nation. The article covers Dr. Mattioda’s rural Oklahoma background and his commitment to inspire children from rural areas, specifically Native Americans, to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers. Dr. Mattioda led the Ames Astrochemistry NAI (NASA […]

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Leonard Medal awarded to Dr. Jeff Cuzzi

Leonard Medal awarded to Dr. Jeff Cuzzi

The Meteoritical Society gave its highest award, the Leonard Medal, to Ames’ Jeff Cuzzi at the 2015 annual meeting, this year held on the UC Berkeley campus. Jeff was cited for his cross-disciplinary contributions in connecting astrophysics and meteoritics, with an emphasis on the physics of particle-gas interactions in turbulence. After the award, Jeff gave […]

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LADEE Solves Decades-Old Question About Moon’s Neon

The Christian Science Monitor (8/18, Warner, 455K) continues coverage of how the LADEE spacecraft confirmed that the moon’s atmosphere, also known as an exosphere contains neon. Mehdi Benna of the Goddard Space Flight Center, the lead author of the study, said, “The presence of neon in the exosphere of the moon has been a subject […]

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Elisa Quintana named Scientist of the Year by the organization “Great Minds in STEM”.

Elisa Quintana - Great Minds in STEM

http://www.greatmindsinstem.org/professionals/award-winners-2015.htm Great Minds in STEM: Vision Be a national leader in keeping America technologically strong by promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math careers especially in underserved communities. Mission To inspire and motivate underserved students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) To enlighten and engage families, educators, communities and employers to assist […]

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