Science Research Roundup: February 2017

Bruce Fegley, Jr., a professor in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, received a $200,000 grant from the Bay Area Environmental Research Institute and NASA for a project entitled "Model Atmospheres and Transit Spectra for Hot Rocky Planets."

John Baugh, the Margaret Bush Wilson Professor in Arts & Sciences, has been elected to serve on the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. His three-year term began in January.

Kathryn Miller, professor and chair of the Department of Biology, received a $41,000 grant from the National Science Foundation in support of a workshop for the Partnership for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education (PULSE). PULSE is a national network of faculty members from various institutions of higher education who seek to catalyze improvements in undergraduate life science education.

Jacob Schaefer, the Charles Allen Thomas Professor of Chemistry in Arts & Sciences, was honored recently at a symposium and banquet organized by the St. Louis Section of the American Chemical Society.

William B. McKinnon, a professor in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, received $8,400 from NASAfor research related to the Europa mission's REASON (Radar for Europa Assessment and Sounding: Ocean to Near-surface) instrument.

Lynne M. Rouse, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Anthropology, received a $6,500 award from the Rust Family Foundation toward "The Project for the Ancient Murghab," in southeastern Turkmenistan.

Sarah Baitzel, an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology, received a $5,000 award from the Curtiss T. & Mary G. Brennan Foundation for a research project entitled "Multiethnic Interactions and the Expansion of Early Andean States: A View from the Sama Valley," in southern Peru.

John E. McCarthy, the Spencer T. Olin Professor in Arts & Sciences and chair of the Department of Mathematics, was a co-recipient of the 2016 G. de B. Robinson Award from the Canadian Mathematical Society.

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