Melissa A. Morris, Physics Department, had her NASA Emerging Worlds grant proposal selected for funding in the amount of $319,000. This highly interdisciplinary grant will involve Morris, an undergraduate student and a research assistant at SUNY Cortland, as well as researchers at Arizona State University and Caltech. The entire project has been funded by NASA at a level of approximately $500,000.
Also, Morris submitted a paper, “The Effect of Multiple Particle Sizes on Cooling Rates of Chondrules Produced in Large-scale Shocks in the Solar Nebula” to Meteoritics and Planetary Science.
Also, Morris has been invited to give a talk at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C. in September 2015.