Accomplishments and Excitement!

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!