Undergraduate Wins Prestigious Scholarship for Space Research

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Qicheng Zhang has received the Thomas R. McGetchin Memorial Scholarship from the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), an organization formed in 1969 under the auspices of the National Academies of Science. USRA awards just five scholarships annually to undergraduate students who tackle challenging scientific questions in the areas of space research and exploration, particularly astrophysics and astronomy, and create technologies and solutions that will positively impact people’s lives.

Zhang’s award-winning work, and the focus of his aforementioned paper, examines the potential use of directed energy for comet deflection.

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Friday, November 18, 2016