Getting New Horizons to Pluto

Learn more about New Horizons journey to Pluto in this article written by Dr. Mike Summers, originally posted at The Conversation, on July 15, 2015 about the behind the scenes journey to Pluto.

Read the article here.
Learn more about New Horizons here.

Professor’s Journey to Pluto

Learn more about the New Horizons, the Pluto flyby, and about Dr. Mike Summers Research.

Professor Recognized for Teaching Excellence

George Mason University’s Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence awarded Professor Rebecca Ericson a 2015 University Teaching Excellence Award. Congratulations to Professor Ericson.

Guinea Pigs, Pluto, and New Horizons

Professor Harold Geller, in collaboration with Professor Mike Summers, recently wrote a children’s book, A Pluto Story, about the New Horizons spacecraft to Pluto, using pet guinea pig Pluto.

Keep Watch: Professor’s mission to Pluto

Dr. Mike Summers, a co-investigator on the New Horizons mission to Pluto, will finally have an up close look at the dwarf planet. On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft will finally fly by Pluto, in a trip that has taken nearly a decade.

Read more here from Mason News.

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Grad Students Study Exoplanet Transits

Alex Panka and Prabal Saxena spend their evenings looking skyward and gathering data on exoplanet transits. [Read more]

Professor to study martian atmospheric data

Professor Erdal Yiğit will use data gathered by the MAVEN satellite to analyze the effects of atmospheric waves on Mars’s upper atmosphere. [Read more]

Professor’s mission to Pluto highlighted

Dr. Mike Summers, co-investigator on the New Horizons mission to Pluto, is less than a year away from getting an up close and personal look at the dwarf planet. Read more.

Rob Cressman wins 2013 College of Science Teaching Award

George Mason University’s College of Science awarded SPACS Rob Cressman a 2013 College of Science Teaching Award at the 2014 COS Undergraduate Research Colloquium. Congratulations to Dr. Cressman on this distinction.

Professors Recognized for Teaching Excellence

George Mason University’s Center for Teaching Excellence has awarded Dr. Michael Summers a University Teaching Excellence Award and proclaimed Dr. Rob Cressman a Teacher of Distinction. Congratulations to them both for being exemplars of innovative teaching and mentoring.