Professor Wysession receives Press Award of the Seismological Society of America

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Michael E. Wysession is a professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. In his nomination for the Press award, his colleagues praised the far-reaching impact of his work on Earth and space sciences education from K-12 to university faculty training.

Class Act: Pierre Haenecour

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Pierre Haenecour, student in Washington University in St. Louis, reflected on his discovery of a new type of grain, why space research matters and how he made time to serve Washington University while conducting groundbreaking research.

Mongibello Mons

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William McKinnon, professor of earth and planetary science in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, published a computer model that is able to make numerical mountains that look much like the jutting rock slabs on Io.

Exploring the Moon from Orbit – Paving the Way for Future Astronaut Explorers

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Dr. Ryan Clegg-Watkins, McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences Postdoctoral Research Associate, Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, used Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera images to study the effects of rocket exhaust on lunar soil and to investigate silicic volcanic regions of the Moon.

For Molly Chaney, college is an adventure

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The second semester of her first year, Arts & Sciences student Molly Chaney took Hydrology, a 400-level class designed for juniors, seniors and graduate students taught by Bob Criss, professor of earth and planetary sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.

Brain Discovery: Bringing Scientists Into the Classroom

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Graduate students Claire Weichselbaum and Brian Lananna discuss their outreach program that brings neuroscience into classrooms.

Spring undergraduate field trip to Spain

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This spring, Washington University students traveled to southeastern Spain to examine millions of years of sedimentary deposits in basins formed as mountain ranges in the ancient Betic-Rif Arc pulled apart, stretching and dropping the crust between them.

Rites & Wrongs

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Randy Korotev, a lunar geochemist from Washington University in St. Louis, helped people distinguish between meteorites and "Meteorwrongs", chunks of rock and metal that masquerade as meteorites.

How to Create a Neuroscience Pipeline

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Erik Herzog shares some of his outreach efforts to support and encourage younger neuroscience researchers.

Forensic Seismology: Watch this video!

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A Baghdad seismometer picked up on Earth-shaking explosions in Iraq. Using the 2006 seismic record, Washington University seismologists distinguish wartime mortars, rockets, improvised explosive devices, helicopters and drones.

Martian water: Watch this video!

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Washington University’s Dr. Raymond Arvidson, a prominent Mars researcher, breaks down new information about liquid water flowing on the surface of Mars. Arvidson explains his involvement analyzing the data and discusses the next step.

Don't Panic Geocast - Learn about the Moon

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Brad Jolliff, earth and planetary science professor at Washington University in St. Louis, talks about lunar rocks and meteorites. The moon turns out to be a fascinating place, but probably won’t break up like in Seveneves.