I thought you might like to know about a journal research paper one of our
recent guest speakers co-authored. It is referenced in
an email from the ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration. The paper is
referenced in an article at the end of the news letter titled " TRAPPIST-1
planets provide clues to the nature of habitable worlds" The article sites
a journal research paper titled "Inward Migration of the TRAPPIST-1 Planets
as inferred from their water-rich Compositions" *co-authored by Steven
Desch who gave a presentation to PAS last December titled “Meteorites and
Jupiter’s Cleaving of the Solar System.”*
Vice President, Phoenix Astronomical Society
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Date: Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 7:00 AM
Subject: The latest news from the School of Earth and Space Exploration
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With the end of the semester and graduation only a few weeks away, we’re
dedicating this edition of the SESE newsletter to all of the SESE students
who will be graduating this semester, and to their families, friends, and
mentors who supported them along the way.
It’s a bittersweet time of year for us, as we watch the students we have
come to know so well set off on the next adventure of their lives. We are
so proud of their accomplishments and honored to have been a part of their
academic life and professional development.
To all of our students who will be graduating from ASU this May, you have
our heartfelt congratulations! And as you join our alumni ranks, please
stay in touch. We want to hear from you, and hope that you’ll come back and
visit soon to inspire the next generation of graduates from SESE.
For more information on our graduates, research, events, and announcements,
we've included links to social media at the end of this newsletter. Please
follow us, share and retweet!
*SESE Graduation Highlights*
*2018 School of Earth and Space Exploration Dean's Medalist: Chad
Kwiatkowski, who will be graduating this May with a degree in geological
sciences, has been selected to receive the *2018 Dean's Medal for the
School of Earth and Space Exploration
addition to his stellar academic record, he was involved in many projects
outside of his normal coursework, expanding his knowledge and showing his
skills as a leader.
“Chad is highly deserving of this award and is a wonderful example of how
well students do when their drive and energy is directed to pursuing their
academic passions,” said SESE professor Arjun Heimsath.
*Graduate Student Spotlights*
With graduation right around the corner, we spoke with a few of our
graduating masters and Ph.D. students to find out what they will be doing
next in their academic and professional careers. Read our features now
and *Heather Meyer
watch the *SESE news page
more upcoming stories about our latest graduates.
*2018 National Science Foundation Fellowships awarded to SESE graduate
The National Science Foundation has selected two School of Earth and Space
Exploration graduate students, *Wren Raming* and *Eric Escoto,* for the
2018 Fellowship program. Congratulations Wren and Eric!
*SESE postdoc awarded NASA Hubble Fellowship*
SESE postdoc *Melodie Kao* was among 24 new fellows nationwide recently
selected for the 2018 NASA Hubble Fellowship program. This program enables
outstanding post-doctoral scientists to pursue independent research, with
up to three years of funding. Congratulations Dr. Kao!
*Thank You Donors!*
*New rock slab exhibit on display in PS-F*
The Bateman Physical Sciences Center F-Wing lobby has undergone some major
renovations lately and one of the most stunning additions is a rock slab
exhibit near the elevator banks. This permanent geology exhibit was made
possible by a gift from *Alice and Peter Buseck *with materials
donated by *Arizona
Tile*. To learn more about this display *visit our website
the lobby of PS-F.
*SESE in the News*
*Inaugural class of 'Psyche Inspired' students display their space-mission
works of art*
Earlier this month, the ASU-led NASA Psyche Mission team at SESE hosted
a space mission-inspired art showcase. The show featured original art from
ASU students who have become an essential part of the Psyche Mission’s
outreach goals. *Read More
*SESE online course brings to life a new way of teaching*
SESE recently released new research on its flagship Smart Course, "Habitable
published in the peer-reviewed journal, Astrobiology
The study found that its student-centered, exploration-focused design
resulted in high course grades and demonstrable mastery of content.
Created for non-science majors, "HabWorlds" uses interactive simulations
and virtual field trips to introduce astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology
and physics to students as they explore the search for life beyond Earth.
The online course was created by the Center for Education Through
at ASU, with support from NASA and the National Science Foundation. * Read
*Solar system born amid flood of ultraviolet light, say SESE
The Sun is made almost entirely of hydrogen and helium. Earth, on the other
hand, is made mostly of oxygen packed into various compounds. So are its
rocky planet neighbors. The giant planets, such as Jupiter and Saturn, have
compositions more like the Sun's, but still are notably different from it.
Here's the puzzle.
The Sun and planets formed at the same time from the same cloud of gas and
dust. But the material that made the planets had a composition different
from the Sun's. How did that happen?
A team led by SESE scientists has found an explanation for this
long-standing question and published
recently in the journal Nature Communications. *Read More
*TRAPPIST-1 planets provide clues to the nature of habitable worlds*
Among planetary systems, TRAPPIST-1 is of particular interest because seven
planets have been detected orbiting this star, a larger number of planets
than have been than detected in any other exoplanetary system. In addition,
all of the TRAPPIST-1 planets are Earth-sized and terrestrial, making them
an ideal focus of study for planet formation and potential habitability.
SESE scientists Cayman Unterborn, Steven Desch and Alejandro Lorenzo, with
Natalie Hinkel of Vanderbilt University, have been studying these planets
for habitability, specifically related to water composition. Their findings
have been recently published in Nature Astronomy
. *Read More
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