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 Good News: NASA accepts SRU geosciences major into airborne program 



SRU Good News for April 7, 2009


NASA accepts SRU geosciences major into airborne program


James Goetz, a Slippery Rock University environmental geosciences major from Portersville, has been accepted into the NASA 2009 Student Airborne Research Program at the University of California/Irvine. 

            Goetz will take classes taught by Sheri Rowland, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, and conduct earth system processes research in a NASA DC-8 airplane.

            The NASA program will give Goetz hands-on research experience operating instruments onboard the aircraft. He will research atmospheric chemicals and take pictures of land and water surfaces. At the culmination of the program, Goetz will present his results to a select audience.

            The six-week program includes a $2,500 stipend for living expenses. Goetz will arrive in southern California July 12 and be with the program until Aug. 14.

             Goetz applied for the program, wrote an essay and provided references that could speak to his scientific abilities.


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