In the Student Spotlight: June 5, 2020
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- Northern Arizona University distance runners Geordie Beamish and Tyler Day were honored for the second time in their careers with a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 First Team. Beamish earned two All-American honors for the indoor season ranking No. 4 in the mile with a time of 3:56.90 and No. 2 in the 3K with a time of 7:44.67. Day earned the NCAA Men’s Track Athlete of the Year award and broke the American collegiate record in the 5K with a time of 13:16.95.
- Undergraduate Beau Prince (lead author), recent graduate Mitchell Magnuson (second author) and associate professor of astronomy and planetary sciences Mark Loeffler co-authored the article titled, “Space Weathering of FeS Induced via Pulsed Laser Irradiation” published in JGR Planet. The article is the first look at how spectral and structural properties of FeS is altered by simulated micrometeorite impacts. The goal is to understand whether and to what degree sulfide minerals can contribute to space weather of carbonaceous asteroids.
- Second-year doctoral student Ari Koeppel was a co-author on the conference report titled “Mars Extant Life: What’s Next?” published in Astrobiology. The report summarizes the conference, which brought together a community of publishing experts to discuss habitability and astrobiology related to Mars. Topics included indigenous microbial life, martian extant life and identifying and exploring refugia.