Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium awards grant to Southwestern for space research

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Coos Bay, OR – The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium’s Faculty Research Award Program has announced it is investing $123,000 in Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Chemistry and Physics/Engineering PRISMS (Providing Research Infrastructure in Space and Material Sciences) project.  This two-year grant will fund faculty and undergraduate research projects, taking advantage of the modern, high-tech laboratories and equipment at Southwestern’s newly opened Umpqua Hall.  “This is a great win …

Southwestern to explore the health effects of space travel at the next Physics and Astronomy Lecture

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern’s upcoming Physics and Astronomy Lecture spotlights the work of Southwestern’s own Zinzi Konig, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing. The lecture, The Effects of Space Flight on Human Health and Infectious Agents will be presented Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 6:30 pm via Southwestern’s Livestream at https://livestream.com/swocc/physicsandastronomy2020-21.  Konig will present results from her past work studying infectious agents in space, carried aboard …

Southwestern Physics to simulcast NASA coverage of Mars landing

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Coos Bay, OR – Explore Mars with us! The Physics and Engineering department at Southwestern Oregon Community College will simulcast the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) TV coverage of the Mars Perseverance Rover landing on Thursday, February 18, 2021 beginning at 11:30 am. Join Dr. Aaron Coyner and others interested in space exploration to celebrate the landing of our newest rover and discuss …

Physics and Astronomy Lecture: Ocean Worlds: NASA’s Europa Clipper Mission& the Search for Habitability beyond Earth

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Coos Bay, OR – As part of Southwestern Oregon Community College’s 2020-21 Physics and Astronomy Lecture Series, we are welcoming Dr. Tracy Becker of Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas to discuss NASA’s Europa Clipper mission and the search for habitability beyond Earth. The talk will be Livestreamed at 6:30 pm on Thursday, November 12, 2020. The stream can be accessed …

Southwestern Astronomy Lecture: Our Active Sun – Flares, CMEs, and the Impacts of Space Weather

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern’s Associate Professor of Physics, Dr. Aaron Coyner will present “Our Active Sun: Flares, CMEs, and the Impacts of Space Weather”, a free lecture on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm in the Hales Center for the Performing Arts, on the Coos campus, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Dr. Aaron Coyner is a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Solar …