Physics and Astronomy Department

Prof. Heather Watson Awarded NASA Grant

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Heather Watson, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has been awarded a $292,000 grant from NASA for her project entitled,”Diffusion in Iron-Nickel Alloys and Sulfides: Constraints on Segregation and Crystallization of Early Planetary Cores.”

Prof. Watson’s project will contribute to the education and research training of several young and aspiring scientists including at least one promising female high school student and several Union students from the fields of astronomy, geology and physics.