Weisensee to develop heat transfer switch for NASA

Weisensee to develop heat transfer switch for NASA

Patricia Weisensee, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at the McKelvey School of Engineering, plans to develop a liquid-metal-based heat switch for use in space with a three-year, $600,000 early-career award from NASA.
WashU Expert: Mission complete

WashU Expert: Mission complete

Ray Arvidson, professor of Earth and planetary sciences and the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor, talks about the end of Opportunity’s longer-than-expected 15-year mission — he was the deputy principal investigator for the Mars exploration rover for NASA.
Catalano, collaborators to explore emergence of life on Earth

Catalano, collaborators to explore emergence of life on Earth

NASA’s Astrobiology Program has awarded $9 million to a multi-institution team for the Earth First Origins project, led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Jeffrey G. Catalano of Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis is a co-investigator.
Arvidson to receive Weidenbaum Center Award for Excellence

Arvidson to receive Weidenbaum Center Award for Excellence

Raymond E. Arvidson, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, will receive the Weidenbaum Center Award for Excellence Medal. The award will be given at a ceremony held during the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy annual dinner April 2. This award honors individuals who have made major contributions to both scholarship and public service. 

Zhang receives NASA early-career faculty award

Fuzhong Zhang, PhD, assistant professor of energy, environmental and chemical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has received an early-career faculty award from NASA.
Coming soon: First encounter with a new class of worlds​

Coming soon: First encounter with a new class of worlds​

After an epic journey across the breadth of the solar system, the New Horizons spacecraft is finally nearing its destination: the Pluto system, a staggering three billion miles from Earth. William McKinnon, a planetary scientist at Washington University in St. Louis, explains that our understanding of Pluto has been transformed in the nearly 10 years the probe has been en route to its target. ​
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