Campus News

Former DTM Predoc and Carnegie Trustee Sandy Faber Awarded Gruber Cosmology Prize

Sandy Faber

Former DTM predoctoral fellow and current trustee, astronomer Sandra Faber, has been awarded the 2017 Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize.

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Third Annual Carnegie Science Poster Session is Held at Broad Branch Road

Poster Session

The Third Annual Poster Session was a great success this year, taking place on May 9, 2017, at our Broad Branch Road (BBR) Campus.

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In Memory of Sandra A. Keiser

Sandy Keiser

Sandra A. Keiser passed away the afternoon of March 17, 2017, at the age of 60. She was hired as a scientific computer programmer, with responsibilities in system management and software development support, on February 1, 1993, by then DTM Director Sean C. Solomon. She came to DTM from General Research Corporation, located in Vienna, VA, with over ten years of experience at both programming and system management.

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Matthew Scott Reveals Why We Should Care About Jumping Genes at His Neighborhood Lecture

Matthew Scott

Carnegie Science President Matthew Scott revealed to a sold out Neighborhood Lecture crowd in the Greenewalt Lecture Hall last week how genes that jump from one place in a chromosome to another, or jumping genes, may have influenced early life on Earth and why exactly we should care about them now. The lecture kicked off our Spring 2017 Neighborhood Lecture Series on Thursday, March 16.

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DTM Astronomers Participate in Burnt Mills Elementary School's Science and Technology Night

Sergio Dieterich

DTM NSF postdoctoral fellow Sergio Dieterich and research trainee Maggie Thompson had a busy evening on Thursday, February 23, participating in the Burnt Mills Elementary School Science and Technology Night in Silver Spring, MD.

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DTM Hosts Workshop for Volcanologists in the DC Area

Stefan Lachowycz

In 2013, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) hosted a workshop for Earth and planetary scientists in the Washington, DC area with an interest in volcanology to facilitate inter-institution dialog and collaboration. On January 11, 2017, the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) hosted a sequel to this workshop at Carnegie’s Broad Branch Road campus.

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