ITHACA, NY — Beth Ellen Clark, associate professor and chair of the physics department at Ithaca College, has received a $2.7 million grant from NASA to support her participation in the first U.S. mission to bring samples of an asteroid back to the Earth for study and analysis. Named OSIRIS-REx (Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security-Regolith Explorer),...
ITHACA, NY — Of the more than 88,000 international high school- and college- student teams registered to compete in the 2011 Microsoft Imagine Cup, only 124 will gather in New York City, July 8 to 13, for the Worldwide Finals, and one of them is from Ithaca College. The team of Ashley Alicea, Marc Howard, Corey Jeffers and Evan Marinaro — creators of the video game...
ENVS naturalist and department chair Jason Hamilton will be teaching two classes this summer that can bring you into closer contact with the local landscape.
ENVS Lecturer, Xanthe Matychak, will sit on a panel next week alongside Neil Gershenfeld to discuss The Future of Manufacturing at the DigiFab Conference at MIT.
After the conference, she is attending a UNY I-Corps workshop to train as a mentor. NSF I-Corps is a program that helps academics commercialize their technological inventions. If you'd like to know more about the program, ask Xanthe or see this site: http://unyicorps.org/
Chris Sinton, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Sciences, is a co-author on a web-based teaching module on Water, Agriculture, and Sustainability. The five units in the module provide “a framework for students to learn about how people interact with water, peer into our water future, and consider ways we might foster more sustainability in water management.” This is one of several modules and classes that are part of the NSF-supported Interdisciplinary Teaching about Earth for a Sustainable Future (InTeGrate) program. The module is available for public use at http://serc.carleton.edu/integrate/teaching_materials/water_sustainability/index.html.