Robyn Millan, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, is principal investigator on the Dartmouth team that will develop a balloon experiment to support a future NASA mission to study near-Earth space radiation. Called the Radiation Belt Storm Probes, the $100 million two-spacecraft mission is scheduled for launch in 2012. The mission will study how accumulations of space radiation, which are hazardous to astronauts, form and change during space storms. The Dartmouth team's experiment will seek to discover the mechanisms that cause the Earth's radiation belts to periodically drain away into the planet's atmosphere. Other teams developing the spacecraft instruments are from Boston University, the University of Minnesota, the University of Iowa, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Erland Schulson, George Austin Colligan Distinguished Professor of Engineering and director and founder of the Ice Research Laboratory at Dartmouth, was recently named a Fellow of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), a leading materials science professional society. Schulson was chosen in recognition of a career of outstanding contributions to the materials science field. At Dartmouth, he teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in materials science, mechanical behavior of solids, phase transformations, and methods of materials analysis. He will be formally appointed at an awards dinner in early 2007.
Amanda Carye '07, Nkosi Harvey '06, and Jean Polfus '06 are the 2006 Book Arts Prize Winners. The awards for undergraduate students are administered by the Dartmouth College Library Book Arts Program, which teaches the art and history of the printed and written word through instruction in letterpress printing and hand bookbinding. Harvey won the grand prize of $500 for the best book printed and bound in the Book Arts Workshop during the 2005-06 academic year. Polfus submitted the winning entry for best letterpress and Carye won for best example of hand binding. Each will receive a cash prize of $150. The winning entries are on display in the exhibition cases outside the Treasure Room in Baker Library though October 1. The Book Arts fall series of workshops, open to Dartmouth students, faculty, and staff, begins September 25. Visit their website for more information.
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Last Updated: 12/17/08