December 2019: The multiple grants that our team has received from the NM Space Grant / NM NASA EPSCoR office have been highlighted in this article.
August 2019: Our student, Sophia Salazar, has been awarded a NM Space Grant Undergraduate Research Fellowship to study lightning effects in the lower ionosphere.
July 2019: Our student, Alex Attanasio, has just published his first article on the Journal of Geophysical Research. Alex will start his M.S. program in the upcoming Fall semester. This article is one of two papers our team has published in JGR this Summer. The other one can be found here.
June 2019: Our team has just been awarded a major NSF grant to study the mechanism of runaway electron acceleration in lightning and laboratory electrical discharges.
May 2019: Our student, Sophia Salazar, is spending this Summer at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.
May 2019: Our team has just been awarded a grant from the NM EPSCoR State Office to study lightning effects on SMART grids.
March 2019: Our student, John Pantuso, has been recently awarded a New Mexico Space Grant Undergraduate Research Fellowship to study runaway electron acceleration in lightning and laboratory discharges.
January 2019: Our student, Sophia Salazar, is attending the APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics in Logan, UT. She is representing NMT at the conference as the only participation from our institution, and presenting her research in lightning physics.