Andrews University Agenda http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/ News and Events at Andrews University en-us Copyright 2017, Andrews University Sat, 25 Nov 2017 02:57:00 -0000 Sat, 25 Nov 2017 02:57:00 -0000 webmaster@andrews.edu webmaster@andrews.edu NASA-Funded Research http://www.andrews.edu/agenda/47700 <p> The Andrews University Division of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) offers numerous research opportunities for undergraduates.</p> <p> Jay Johnson, professor of engineering, works with students on a NASA-funded research opportunity. He says, &ldquo;In general, I study space weather in Earth's magnetosphere. Earth's magnetosphere is created by the strong dipole magnetic field of the earth, which creates a cavity in the solar wind.&nbsp;A key challenge of space weather research is to understand how energetic particle populations of Earth and other planets respond to solar wind structures which requires integrated modeling efforts linking the solar wind, outer and inner magnetosphere regions.&rdquo;</p> <p> STEM also involves students in research projects such as the following:</p> <ul> <li> LIGO research on gravitational waves</li> <li> Forensic chemistry</li> <li> NSF-funded project &ldquo;ECL sensor development with mobile technologies&rdquo;</li> <li> Pancreatic cancer detection</li> <li> &ldquo;Greening&rdquo; a refugee camp in Jordan, Health Center landscape design</li> <li> Syngas usability in fuel cells</li> <li> Bovine viral leucosis level and SCC in milk</li> <li> Mathematical modeling with a Seabird Ecology Team</li> </ul> <p> For more information and to learn how you can become involved, visit the Division of STEM website at <a href="http://andrews.edu/cas/stem" target="_blank">andrews.edu/cas/stem</a>.</p> <p> For a video on research, see&nbsp;<a href="http://andrews.edu/cas/biology/research/" target="_blank">andrews.edu/cas/biology/research/</a>.</p> Thu, 02 Nov 2017 21:00:25 +0000