Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, Ph.D.
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The WiSE Giving Circle brings together West Virginia University alumnae and friends who want to impact the field of science by encouraging and mentoring young women in their pursuit of professional careers within the STEM disciplines – science, technology, engineering, and math.
With more awareness of comets and asteroids coming close to the Earth and even entering our atmosphere, it is crucial that we understand the life and death of these celestial bodies. Harvard-Smithsonian Professor John Raymond describes the way Sun-grazing comets come to an end. In particular, he gives us an account of the death of the Lovejoy comet that took place in December 2011 and how it was used to better understand the Sun’s corona.
Mohindar Seehra, Ph.D. has created the Dr. Mohindar S. Seehra Research Award. The goal of this annual award will be to recognize a doctoral student who is advancing research in physics in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences by publishing his/her research in high-quality peer-reviewed physics journals. All physics doctoral candidates are eligible for consideration for the award.