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March
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Columbia, MD and Washington DC—March 4, 2019. According to a recently published new study led by Universities Space Research Association research scientist, Assaf Anyamba, at NASA’s Goddard Flight Space Center, the 2015-2016 El Niño event brought about weather conditions that triggered regional disease outbreaks throughout the world. It is the first study to comprehensively assess the public health impacts of the major climate event on a global scale.

 El Niño is an irregularly recurring climate pattern characterized by warmer than usual ocean temperatures in the equatorial Pacific, which creates a ripple effect of anticipated weather changes in far-spread regions of Earth. During the 2015-2016 event, changes in precipitation, land surface temperatures and vegetation created and facilitated conditions for transmission of diseas...

50th Anniversary Materials

Other News and Features

March
20,
2019
Columbia, MD--March 20, 2019. Kudos to Universities Space Research Association for winning the "Davey" Award for its corporate websiite.  The International Davey Awards are the largest and most prestigious awards exclusively given to small
March
07,
2019
Columbia, MD and Mountain View, CA -- March 7, 2019 . For the first time, researchers found that the galactic wind flowing from the center of the Cigar Galaxy (M82) is aligned along a magnetic field and transports a very large mass of gas and dust —
February
21,
2019
Mountain View, CA and Columbia, MD--February 22, 2019. Results from SOFIA reveal new clues to how stars form, galaxies evolve, and take one step closer to understanding the environment of Europa and its subsurface ocean. Magnetic fields in
February
15,
2019
Greenbelt, MD. February 15, 2019. USRA’s Miguel Roman, Director, Earth from Space Institute, spoke to a standing-room-only crowd from Goddard at the NASA Goddard space Flight Center on February 13.  His talk focused on the shared vision and strategy

USRA Activities

June
29,
2018
  Mountain View, California. June 25-28, 2018. Universities Space Research Association hosted the Adiabatic Quantum Computing Conference at the Ames Research Center at Moffet Field. The Conference was a resounding success, with 223
June
25,
2018
Columbia, MD. June 25, 2018.  The 2018 Maryland Tech Invitational (MTI) competition, hosted by the Universities Space Research Association's STEMAction Center, and sponsored by Triangle Education Foundation, and the Howard Tech Council Economic
March
29,
2018
  On March 27, 2018, serveral members of USRA received the President's awards for theiir outstanding contributions to USRA.   The Distinguished Service Award went to Mr. Kin Leung, Information Technology Services. Kin Leung has supported
March
16,
2018
USRA's Genna Duberstein and Scott Wiessinger's work on the Solarium video was featured on the Maryland Public Radio.  Genna and Scott's work has been recognized through the various awards they have won in their field. For more