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Center student receives Dwornik Award

We are pleased to announce that Center Ph.D. Candidate Daniel Dunlap has been awarded the Dwornik Award! The award was endowed in 1991 by Dr. Stephen E. Dwornik, who wished to encourage U.S. students to become involved with NASA and planetary science. The Dwornik Award recognizes outstanding student presentations (in both oral and poster categories) […]

Center student receives NASA award

We are pleased to announce that Center Ph.D. Candidate Soumya Ray has been awarded the highly competitive and prestigious NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF)! Soumya's proposal, "A combined investigation of iron and silicon isotopes in meteorites: Implications for planetary accretion and differentiation", was one of only 24 selected from over 220 applications for […]

2018 Graduation Highlights: Alexandra Perez

Given her childhood fascination with the movie Armageddon, about a gigantic asteroid on a collision course with Earth, it’s not surprising that School of Earth and Space Exploration recent grad, Alexandra Perez, focused her studies here at ASU on meteorites.  Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Perez was thrilled to learn in college that she could actually […]

Meteorites vs dinosaurs

Center students and scientists recently took touchable meteorites to the closing weekend of the Phoenix Zoo's Dinosaurs in the Desert exhibit, and DÍa del Niño event. How do you take on a T-Rex in the wild?  With a well aimed Canyon Diablo iron meteorite, of course!  Ph.D. candidate Zack Torrano demonstrates the proper stance to […]

Behind the scenes - Neptune mass spectrometer

Delve into current research at the Center with this periodic news feature, and catch a glimpse of what our students and scientists are working on right now! Center Ph.D. candidate Daniel Dunlap has been performing isotopic analyses on the Thermo Neptune multicollector plasma mass spectrometer, which involves periodic routine maintenance and cleaning of components. The […]

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