RPI Physics junior receives the James B. Willet Scholarship Award for research in Astrophysics

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Rensselaer junior and Physics major Emily Wislowski has been selected by the Universities Space Research Association as the recipient of the 2014 James B. Willett Educational Memorial Scholarship Award. Wislowski was selected from a large number of applicants in a very competitive selection. She received the award today following an RPI Astrophysics Seminar talk on her research on organic molecules in sites of stellar birth. The award was presented by Emily’s research adviser, Doug Whittet. The award honors the late James B. Willet (1940-1998), a noted NASA astrophysicist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory who also served as the manager of the Galileo mission to Jupiter.

Link to USRA award citation.

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