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Union College Space Grant 2014-15
NASA New York State Grant Program at Cornell University
Award Amount: $10,000 |Effective Dates: 04/23/2014 – 04/22/2015
Project Personnel: Principal Investigator Rebecca Koopman (Physics & Astronomy)
Project Summary:  The Union College Space Grant program seeks to provide information, training and experience to a diverse group of students, enhancing their skills and knowledge so they can make educated choices regarding their future in STEM disciplines. To meet this goal, our objectives are: (i) to provide as many opportunities as possible for undergraduate students to participate in a STEM research project; (ii) to increase participation of under-represented groups; (iii) to provide opportunities to present research findings at regional and national forums; (iv) to provide training in oral and written communication and research ethics; and (v) to provide information relating to career opportunities in STEM fields. Space Grant awardees will participate in Union’s active summer student seminar program, which features talks or posters by each student researcher. Related outreach activities will include the Union College Society of Physics Students, partnering with Union College’s Kenney Community Center, and the Union College Physical Constants Workshop, hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy, for high school physics teachers and students.