Melissa Morris, Physics Department, recently was awarded 1.1 million core-hours on one of the supercomputing clusters at the Texas Advanced Computing Center. The value of these awarded resources is approximately $40,000. Also, Morris has been asked to become a member of the Science Organizing Committee for the international conference “Chondrules as Astrophysical Objects” to be held May 9-11, 2017, at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Also, Morris will give an invited talk at the conference. In addition, Morris presented an invited talk at Cornell University on Sept. 22.