Hands-on experience with research is essential in the sciences. That is why the Missouri State University department of physics, astronomy and materials science has forged a relationship with NASA through the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or EPSCOR.
The goal of this partnership is to establish long-term research collaborations between the university, the students, NASA and the state of Missouri. Already, students and faculty are reaping the benefits of this partnership as they’ve been given the opportunity to participate in research projects at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Michael Reed and Dr. David Cornelison also received a grant from NASA through EPSCOR for approximately $740,000 to examine atmospheres to determine the origin and composition of hot, Earth-type planets.
Grant money for the project will fund research, student aid and the building of a new lab at Missouri State. This partnership and these new facilities and resources are a point of pride for Missouri State.
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