April 15, 2016
Graduate student Lily Thompson has been accepted into the East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes, sponsored jointly by the National Science Foundation and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. With this EAPSI award Lily will spend the summer with researchers at Ehime University, where she will apply ab initio calculation methods to investigate the mineralogy of hydrous phases in Earth's deep interior.
March 30, 2016
Graduate students Sarah Tulga (paleontology) and Jennika Greer (cosmochemistry), as well as current and former undergraduates Rachel Atlas (atmospheric chemistry), Alexandra Boghosian (glaciology), and Hannah Kenagy (atmospheric chemistry) have won prestigious graduate fellowships from the National Science Foundation. These fellowships provide three years of funding and have a 12% acceptance rate. Congratulations!
March 29, 2016
Assistant Professor Edwin Kite has published a paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the volcanically-active tiger stripes of Enceladus. The paper uses a new model of the plumbing system of the eruptions to simultaneously explain the persistence of the eruptions through the tidal cycle, the phase lag, and the total power output of the tiger stripe terrain, while suggesting that eruptions are maintained over geological timescales.