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November
2018

Columbia, MD and Washington DC—November 19, 2018. In keeping with its goal to recognize and develop promising future scientists in space-related disciplines, Universities Space Research Association (USRA) today announced the winners of the prestigious annual USRA Scholarship Award. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding undergraduate students in fields of aerospace engineering and space science through a competitive process. They are granted to students who tackle challenging questions in space research and exploration, particularly astrophysics and astronomy and engineering.

Connor Tinker from Purdue University (third from left) receives a USRA Scholarship Award, with (from left to right) Prof. James Garrison, USRA Council of Institutions Representative, Prof. Briony Horgan, research advisor in the Department of Earth, Atmos...

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December
03,
2018
December 3, 2018.  USRA scientist David Kring, a recognized expert on impact craters, was interviewed the by the Russian Radio station --Radio Sputnik-- on the recent discovery of a crater under Greenland. David believes that more evidence is
November
06,
2018
November 6, 2018.  The sun, like all stars, was born in a giant cold cloud of molecular gas and dust. It may have had dozens or even hundreds of stellar siblings – a star cluster – but these early companions are now scattered throughout our Milky
November
02,
2018
USRA was well represented at the 2018 DPS Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, in October 2018. USRA Planetary Scientists presented, authored or co-authored 8 papers/posters. USRA Booth at the 50th annual DPS meeting Knoxville, Tennessee. Tim
October
09,
2018
Columbia, MD--October 10, 2018 In 2011, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine published the report, Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013–2022, generally referred to as the planetary science decadal

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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