In the Student Spotlight: Sept. 4, 2020

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  • Doctoral student Audrey Martin, alongside associate professors of astronomy and planetary science Josh Emery and Mark Loeffler, was awarded funding from the NASA Solar System Workings program for a projected titled, “What are Trojan asteroids made of? Constraints from laboratory spectroscopy and mid-infrared observations.” The project will investigate the effects of porosity and grain size on mid-infrared spectra of olivine, pyroxene and serpentine. Results will analyze Spitzer Space Telescope spectra of Trojan asteroids.
  • Melinda Smith, interdisciplinary health doctoral student and research assistant with the Center for Health Equity Research, was awarded the Louis H. and Betty J. Quayle Scholarship worth $7,000 for the 2020-21 academic year. Eligible recipients are graduate students enrolled as members of a U.S. federally recognized tribe who maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Smith is a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and grew up on the Flathead Reservation in northwest Montana.
  • Football players Luis Aguilar, DJ Arnson and Brandon Porter earned more preseason honors and were named to the 2020 Stats Perform FCS Preseason All-American Team. All three Lumberjacks were previously named to the Hero Sports and Phil Steele 2020 preseason All-American teams this summer.