We have lift-off!
systems were go April 27 when a NASA Orion rocket
was launched from Wallops Island Flight Facility on the Eastern
Shore to the edge of space, carrying a payload of atmospheric
sensors designed and constructed by a team of U.Va. undergraduate
Engineering students. Its awesome! Its too
much fun, said Sarah Armstrong, a third-year aerospace
engineering major, who has been working on the project from
its inception three years ago. This was a successful mission,
a beautiful thing, said Gabriel Laufer, the professor
of aerospace engineering who developed the project, and found
the funding to accomplish it. The students made it happen.
Arts and Sciences Academy chooses
three from U.Va.
University faculty members are among 211 leaders in their fields
recently elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
in recognition of distinguished contributions to science, scholarship,
public affairs or the arts. They bring to 16 the number of U.Va.
faculty chosen for AAAS membership since 1992, and to approximately
30 those ever chosen from U.Va., in the highly competitive process.
to the learned society, founded in 1780 and representing one of
the nations highest honors for scholarly and creative attainment,
are biochemist C. David Allis, historian Edward L. Ayers and political
scientist Matthew Holden Jr. Full story.
Two receive Guggenheim Fellowships
psychology professor and an architect who is a fellow at the Institute
for Advanced Technology in the Humanities are among 183 scholars,
artists and scientists recently chosen to receive prestigious Guggenheim
Fellowships for 2001.
professor Michael Kubovy, who is writing a book on understanding
human pleasure, and architect Katherine Wentworth Rinne, who is
creating an interactive World Wide Web archive showing the importance
of water as a living system in the history of Rome,
were chosen from more than 2,700 applicants throughout the United
States and Canada. The annual awards from the John Simon Guggenheim
Memorial Foundation, which provide financial support for a years
intensive work on a project, are made on the basis of distinguished
achievement and exceptional promise for future accomplishment. Full