NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope will begin its Campaign 14 observations on May 31. Targets are competitively awarded and this campaign will include 29,897 standard long cadence and 147 standard short cadence targets. Of those 147 short cadence targets, MSU’s proposal, for which Dr. Mike Reed is the PI, was granted 14 targets; nearly 10% of the total! Considering the demand for space telescope time and the restrictions for short cadence targets (the huge difference in the number of targets for each category), this is quite substantial. Congratulations, Mike!
Elizabeth Wood Science Writing Award was received by James O’Brien at the American Crystallographic Association meeting this past week in New Orleans!
http://www.amercrystalassn.org/2017-award-winners – Congratulations, Jim!
EVENTS THIS WEEK
- Mid-States Region of the Astronomical League (MSRAL) convention will be held on the MSU campus on June 9-11, 2017. This conference will be held in the Plaster Student Union and feature talks on a wide range of astronomical subjects by guest speakers. Weather permitting; there will also be a tour of the Baker Observatory on Friday evening June 9. MSU students can attend the convention free. More information about it is available at this website: https://missouristate.collegiatelink.net/organization/ozarks-amateur-astronomers-club/calendar/details/1277692
GRANTS RECENTLY AWARDED
MS student Sourav Nandi won a research grant for $2100 from the Society of Economic Geologists entitled Geologic mapping and gravity investigation of an accretionary orogen in western Idaho: Oxbow-Cuprum shear zone and Salmon River suture zone. Sourav will do the work this summer in western Idaho as part of his MS thesis. Co-advisors are Matt McKay and Kevin Mickus.
Biology Grad Student Briana Anderson (advisor, Tomasi) was awarded a Grant-in-Aid of Research from Sigma Xi for her bat thesis research.
PAMS has set up a fund to assist with the costs of Solar Eclipse event on August 21. We’ve only reached 11% of our $7k goal. Help us spread the word! Give now
Solar Eclipse is Monday, August 21 11 AM – 2 PM, totality is at 1:13 pm! A program will begin at 11:44 AM as the moon begins to move between the sun and earth.
Protective eyewear will be available at the football stadium entrance.
Classes will not be canceled during this time period but you are free to bring your classes to the stadium as appropriate.
- New video on YouTube channel: Why students love the STEM LLC
- DISCOVERIES SP17 was released.
- The 2017 Faculty & Staff Awards and Undergraduate Research Day webpages are updated.
- Kyoungtae Kim and his students had seven papers published.
- Alumnus and PAMS department head initiate new GO CAPS program.
The latest CNAS NEWS is published here – CNAS NewsWatch
CALENDAR – 2017
June 9-11 MSRAL – see blurb above
June 12 Summer Classes Begin and SOAR Begins!
July 3-4 Holiday – No Classes and Offices Closed
July 10-11 CNAS Retreat
Aug 3-4 Summer Session Final Exam Period
Aug 4 Commencement – 10:00 AM – http://www.missouristate.edu/commencement/
Aug 14 All faculty and graduate students return to work for the fall semester
Aug 16 Showcase on Teaching and Learning, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM (sign up on FCTL website)
Aug 17 All Faculty Luncheon, 11:30 AM, PSU Ballroom
Aug 18 Meet the new STEM LLC students at 3:30-5:00 PM
Aug 20 New student convocation
Aug 21 Fall Semester starts today
Solar Eclipse today from 11 AM – 2 PM, totality is at 1:13 pm! A program will begin at 11:44 AM as the moon begins to move between the sun and earth.
Aug 30 CNAS Student Expo, 2:30-4:30, Temple Hall courtyard
Sep 27 Majors Fair, 9:00-3:00
Nov 6 STEM Career Exploration Expo, 4:00-7:00, PSU Ballroom
- Tune in every Thursday morning at 9:45 AM for 5-minute STEM Spots on KSMU hosted by Dr. David Cornelison.
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