Accomplishments and Excitement!

Lab Hike at Great Falls 2018

 Left to Right: Anthony DeCicco, Tom Leps, Dylan Carter, Christine Hartzell, Jackson Shannon, Alexis Truitt

April 2018: SSPI Award

Jackson Shannon received the Best Application of the Scientific Method Award and a scholarship for his talk entitled “Preliminary Validation and Simulation of the Strata-1 Microgravity Granular Segregation Experiment” at the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) Engineering Student Competition.

April 2018: NIAC Selection

Dr. Hartzell's proposal to study the feasibility of detecting small (sub-cm) orbital debris in LEO by sensing their plasma signature was selected by NIAC. NIAC Press Release

December 2017: OSIRIS-REx Participating Scientist Program

Dr. Hartzell was selected as a Participating Scientist on the OSIRIS-REx mission, where she will be focusing on electrostatic dust motion. See the OSIRIS-REx page and the Terp article for more info.

Lab Water Skiing Outing 2017

 Left to Right: Tom Leps, Christine Hartzell, Dylan Carter, Jackson Shannon, Anthony DeCicco

April 2017: SSPI Award

Thomas Leps received the Best Application of the Scientific Method Award and a scholarship for his talk entitled "Transmission Spectroscopy of Sputtered Plumes for Surface Composition Analysis of Small Bodies" at the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) Engineering Student Competition.

May 3, 2016: Leps Student Conference Award

Tom Leps won first place in the graduate division of the Region I AIAA Student Conference for his presentation "Transmission Spectroscopy of Sputtered Plumes for Surface Composition Analysis of Small Bodies".

April 25, 2016: SSPI Awards

Dylan Carter and Anthony DeCicco have received awards at the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) Engineering Student Competition. Dylan Carter was the recipient of the SSPI Scientific Method Award and a scholarship for his talk entitled “A model of Granular Tribocharging for Dielectric Mixtures with Continuous Size Distributions.” Anthony Decicco was the receipient of the SSPI Most Effective Presentation Award and a scholarship for his talk entitled “System Level Design Considerations for Asteroid De-Spin Via Neutral Beam Emitting Spacecraft."

Lab Ice Skating Outing

 Left to Right: Dylan Carter, Christine Hartzell, Adriane Faust, Tom Leps, Anthony DeCicco

AE Awards Dinner 2015

April 9, 2015: Carter awarded NSTRF!

Dylan Carter has been awarded the NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship for his proposal to study tribocharging in order to sort regolith on the Moon. Congratulations, Dylan!

April 9, 2015: DeCicco awarded NSTRF!

Anthony DeCicco has been awarded the NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship for his proposal to use a neutral beam to de-spin an asteroid. Way to go, Anthony!

Dec 23, 2014: Asteroid

Asteroid 9319 has been named "Hartzell" in recognition of Dr. Hartzell's contributions to planetary science. It is a main-belt asteroid, approximately 2 km in diameter. You can find out more about the asteroid's orbit here.

April 25, 2014: Website

We have a website!