Posts Tagged ‘nasa’

NASA EPSCoR CAN Recipient Dr. Kwang Kim Elected to the Rank of NAI Fellow

Dr. Kwang Kim, NASA EPSCoR CAN Recipient, NV Energy Professor of Energy and Matter, ASME Fellow, University of Nevada, Las Vegas has been elected to the rank of National Academy of Inventors Fellow. Dr. Kim has been chosen for induction at the Fellows Induction Ceremony in April, 2018 in Washington DC, “having demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.” Congratulations Dr. Kwang Kim!

Nevada NASA Space Grant Launches Far-Reaching Program

Nevada teachers took part in a program to promote interest in STEM fields using drones. The project partners included Nevada State College (NSC), the Desert Research Institute (DRI), and Clark County School District (CCSD). The 25 in-service teachers received Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) training and participated in a lesson plan competition to use UAS to stimulate student interest in STEM fields. The winning teacher received a funded field trip to NSC for her AP physics class to receive hands-on practice with UAS.

3rd Quarter 2017 EPSCoR Highlights Now Available

STUDENT FOCUS: Students Dale Karas and Russell Pinnegar; 2017 Summer REX Program; Summer International Research Exchanges; Undergraduate Attends National Conference; 2017 Space Grant Consortium Student Awards; and Undergraduate Angela Garcia.

Nevada NASA EPSCoR Highlight: Miles Greiner, UNR

Advanced Transport Technologies for NASA Thermal Management/Control Systems. The goal of this research is to develop reliable, light-weight, low-power thermal management systems to precisely control the temperatures of critical NASA electronic systems. This research is developing a high-performance, two-phase mechanically pumped fluid loop (2φMPFL; Figure 1) to maintain the temperatures of several components within precise limits, even if their heat generations vary greatly.