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PRC Student Roberto Dextre Attends Alabama Academy of Science
Roberto Dextre is a NASA Pathways co-op student and PhD. candidate graduate student working with Dr. Kunning Xu in the development and measurement of microwave microplasma sources. Currently funded by the UAH Graduate School and working in the PRC, Roberto assists Dr. Xu by providing split-ring resonator designs in order to develop microplasmas that can be used for a variety of applications including micropropulsion. Roberto has recently been accepted as a NASA Student Ambassador for the Virtual Community for the state of Alabama. Roberto's involvments at UAH include Society of Hispanice Professional Engineers, Minority Graduate Student Association, and the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation.
On February 20, 2014, Roberto attended the 91st annual meeting of the Alabama Academy of Science held at Auburn University with sponsorship from the PRC. The meeting of the Academy allows established, as well as up and coming, researchers in Alabama to present their work in a variety of scientific fields. During the event, Roberto took great advantage of the many opportunities to network with colleagues, pose questions to other researchers, and share ideas. Roberto describes the experience as a very successful event and says that he enjoyed presenting his research on microplasmas.
PRC Cited First by PopSci in top 10 "...labs where students do serious research..."
The UAH Propulsions Research Center was cited for the third year in a row by Popular Science Magazine. In 2012 Popular Science cited UAH first among 10 universities in a special on the future of education where PopSci presents 10 labs where students do serious research (and career training) by blowing stuff up. Read more...
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