The NASA Nebraska Space Grant and NASA Nebraska EPSCoR convened a meeting of researchers and students from around the state in two sessions of the Aeronautics and Space Science Section of the Nebraska Academy of Science Annual Meeting. The 139th Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Academy of Science was held at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln. Scott Tarry, director, and Michaela Lucas, associate director of NASA Nebraska each chaired a session. NASA Nebraska is hosted by the University of Nebraska at Omaha in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service,
In addition to forty presentations ranging from “Applications of Antimicrobial 3D Printing in Space” to “Voxel Image Formations Using Superimposed Laser Beams” the section also hosted fourteen poster presentations.
CPACS was well represented. Rebecca Lutte, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Aviation Institute, presented the results of her research on the paucity of women in aviation and aerospace. Student Abi Heller and Janelle Beadle, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Gerontology, gave a poster presentation on the “Impact of Gender Characteristics, Empathy, and Stress on Task Performance Relevant to NASA Missions.”
The NAS Annual Meeting provides a great venue for faculty and student researchers who are funded by NASA Nebraska Space Grant and NASA Nebraska EPSCoR to present their work and interact with colleagues and peers from around the state."
- Scott Tarry, NASA Nebraska Space Grant
The next deadline for applying for mini-grant and fellowship opportunities through the Space Grant program is May 20 (each year). Information can be found on the web at nespacegrant.org.
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