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Kudos, August 2017

Posted 9 months 1 week ago
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A new collaboration on microbial ecosystems, the summer program in public history, and Write@UGA were just some of the news worth crowing about this summer. A few more awards and news items worthy of congratulations:

UGA researchers report report milestone in global fight against a major cause of diarrheal disease – research by Distinguished Research Professor of Cellular Biology Boris Striepen, Sumiti Vinayak

Researchers return to the Gulf of Mexico to investigate the impacts of oil, methane and chemical dispersants on the deep-sea ecosystem – Georgia Athletic Association...

Psychology professor will study astronaut health for NASA

Posted 11 months 3 weeks ago
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Dorothy Carter, assistant professor of psychology, is the principal investigator on one of only seven proposals accepted by NASA's Human Research Program to support astronaut health on missions to Mars:

NASA's Human Research Program will fund seven proposals to help answer questions about astronaut health and performance during future long duration missions beyond low-Earth orbit. The selected proposals will investigate the impact of the space environment on various aspects of astronaut health, including behavioral health and performance, cardiovascular alterations, human factors...

Swarms of Satellites: The NASA Nodes CubeSat Mission

Posted 1 year 6 months ago
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The Small Satellite Research Laboratory of UGA presents Swarms of Satellites: The NASA Nodes CubeSat Mission on Friday November 11 at 3:30 pm in MLC 348

Come learn about Small Satellites, specifically CubeSats, and how they are pushing the limits of space based operations. Jasper Wolfe and UGA Alumni Roger Hunter from NASA Ames Research Center will give a review of the NASA Nodes CubeSat mission -- objectives, requirements, and lessons learned. The purpose of Nodes is to demonstrate autonomous command and control of a CubeSat "swarm", routing of commands to a CubeSat from...

Satellite Precipitation Data, the Energy-Water-Food Nexus and the Urbanized Globe

Posted 1 year 11 months ago

Water, food and energy are inextricably linked. All three sectors impact one or both of the others. Improving water, energy and food security on a global level can be achieved through a nexus approach that integrates management of these resources across geographies and sectors. Having the data to do this, however, is a challenge.

 

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Dawn Of the DAWGSat program

Posted 2 years 2 weeks ago
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The time when UGA did not have a space program is soon to be ending, thanks to some truly ambitious and imaginative undergraduate students and an interdisciplinary faculty team:

A University of Georgia project led by a team of undergraduate students and including faculty from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering was recently selected for funding by NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative.

The UGA proposal, "CubeSat for GA Water Resources," to NASA's Undergraduate Student Instrument Project will receive $200,000 in funding to prepare for a launch...

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