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Reggie_2 Eckerd College chemistry professor Reggie Hudson has snagged more than $1-million in NASA research grants.

"The Eckerd undergraduates involved will have research opportunities at a world-class, state-of-the-art laboratory shared by few students in the nation, and almost none at small colleges," Hudson said in a news release.

The grants are:

  • A 3-year grant for $404,000 from NASA's Planetary Geology and Geophysics Program will support research into the complex sulfur chemistry of Europa, one of the four large moons around the giant planet Jupiter;
  • A 2-year grant for $205,000 from NASA's Cassini Data Analysis Program for studies of the atmospheric chemistry of Titan, the largest moon of Saturn; and,
  • A 3-year grant, of which Hudson is the co-author and co-investigator, for $408,000 from NASA's Exobiology Program for the study of amino-acid formation in meteorites.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:41am]

    

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