Astrophysics and Astrochemistry Laboratory Tour

On Friday, March 27, 2009, Dr. Andrew Mattioda conducted a tour of the Astrophysics and Astrochemistry Laboratory for Professor Edmund Wilson, Harding University, Searcy, AR, and two undergraduate students. Dr. Wilson is a member of the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium, a NASA EPSCoR program. The students were given a presentation of the abundance of organic matter in the universe and its implications in the origins of life. This is the fifth year Dr. Wilson has brought students out to tour the Astrophysics and Astrochemistry laboratory. As Dr. Wilson stated “It really means a lot for these young people to meet people doing cutting edge research and see the possibilities they might have as they plan their careers.”