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Caleb Wherry begins NASA internship

 

An Austin Peay State University computer science student will spend the summer and Fall 2008 semester as an intern in a highly competitive National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) program. Caleb Wherry recently accepted a position in NASA’s Undergraduate Student Research Program. He will receive a total stipend of $15,000 as an intern.

Wherry began June 3 at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif. On Sept. 2, he will begin the fall semester at NASA’s Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va., and remain there until Dec. 12. During the Langley internship, Wherry will work with atmospheric scientist Mike Pitts, whose research focuses on the formation and evolution of polar stratospheric clouds using data known as CALIPSO.

Langley Research Center has a new atmospheric trajectory model that staff would like to use to study how the clouds form and evolve with time. Wherry will help the center run the computer models for a number of different scenarios and possibly interface the model with the CALIPSO measurements. Wherry will return to APSU for the Spring 2009 semester.


Dr. Anne Wall honored for excellence in teaching, learning and technology

 

Dr. Anne Wall, assistant professor in the School of Education at Austin Peay State University, recently received the Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology from the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning.

Wall accepted the award during a special ceremony held at the 19th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, April 16 in Jacksonville, Fla. A total of 42 colleges and universities from around the world nominated faculty to receive awards.

Wall came to APSU in 2004. She earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Kansas, a Master of Arts and Education Specialist degrees from Austin Peay and a Doctor of Education from Tennessee State University.





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