The MIT Enterprise Forum are hosting the MITEF Flagship Program on “Detecting Asteroids on a Collision Course for Earth” with former NASA Astronauts Rusty Schweickart and Ed Lu.
The National Science Foundation has funded an effort to explore whether distant solar systems may support life – See more at: http://news.rice.edu/2015/09/14/rice-lands-grant-to-explore-exoplanet-magnetic-fields-2/
Please join us on TUESDAY October 6 at the McMurtry Auditorium in Duncan Hall for the next in our Fall series. Dr. Dorit Donoviel will present SPACE: The final healthcare frontier. See http://spacefrontiers.rice.edu/october-6-2015/for details.
CSF has announced its call for student interns for Spring 2016. These are paid positions. Please see CSF for details.
Spring 2016 Internship at Masten Aerospace: Deadline October 23, 2015.
Johnson Space Center looking for micro-g student experiment teams: Deadline October 28, 2015
Please join us for the following presentations at Rice University. Individual details will be posted closer to the event. All of the events listed are free and open to the public.
Join us at the McMurtry Auditorium on Thursday September 3 for the opener of this seasons lecture series. NASA’s Jerry Woodfill will present the 13 things that save Apollo 13. See http://spacefrontiers.rice.edu/september-3-2015/ for details.
The Houston Airport System (HAS) has been granted a Launch Site License from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that enables Ellington Airport (EFD) to establish itself as a launch site for Reusable Launch Vehicles (RLV), making it the 10th commercial spaceport in the United States.
See here for more details and videos of the speakers.
The 2015 William and Elva Gordon Fellowship was awarded to Liheng Zheng, a graduate student working on the modeling of the Earth’s radiation belts under the direction of Professor Anthony Chan.
The 2015 William F. Marlar Memorial Foundation Fellowship was awarded to Matthew Levy, a graduate student working on the modeling of intense laser-driven high energy density plasmas under the direction of Prof. Matthew Baring.