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...
Alluvian, the environmental journal affiliated with the Environmental Studies and Sciences Department at Ithaca College, published its first online issue on Oct. 20th. In this first issue --Nature and the City-- journalistic articles, art, creative nonfiction, science work, and fiction and poetry pieces explore the human/nature boundaries within urban and virtual space. The contributing undergraduates for the first issue are from all over -- Ithaca College, Virginia Tech, University of Washington–Seattle, and the University of London. Alluvian, while based in Ithaca, N.Y., prides itself in representing natural and environmental writing from undergraduate students everywhere.
Alluvian is currently accepting rolling submissions -- art, environmental non-fiction, poetry, and environmental science writing from passionate students.
Xanthe Matychak, ENVS, will be sitting on two panels at World Makerfaire this weekend. In the first panel she will share the work that she does with the makers of Air Quality Egg, a web connected air quality sensor made in Ithaca by Wicked Device, LLC. Xanthe extended that work into a student project last semester that was featured at EdTech day.
On Wednesday, September 21st, Professor Sinton gave an invited Geochemistry Seminar at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University titled "Radiometric Dating of Submarine Basalts: Challenges to Determining the History of Galapagos Seamounts."