MSUM Students Contribute Data to NASA Mission

MSUM students Mara DeRung and Emily Watson submitted observations of an exoplanet transit to NASA’s TESS mission as part of the ground follow-up group. A transit occurs when a planet orbiting another star passes in front of the star, briefly dimming its light. The green line in the graph below shows the tiny dip in brightness of the star as […]

Seminar Friday: Careers with Physics — Relational AI

Join us for the Physics and Astronomy department seminar Friday, Feb 25 at 3PM for a talk by Mike Olson about his career and his current role as a Partner at Relational AI. Mike graduated in 2004 with a Physics and Mathematics B.S. from NDSU and was heavily involved in the Physics and Astronomy Department at MSUM. Mike took several […]

Higher Education’s Role in Creating Anti-Racist Communities: A Talk with Moorhead’s College Leadership

May 25th marks one year since the death of George Floyd. The George Floyd Memorial Foundation is hosting several events, including a “Virtual Day of Action.” In solidarity, local Campus Diversity Officers and College Presidents are coming together to have a conversation about the Role of Higher Education when it comes to building and supporting anti-racist communities. This is a […]

Dr. Shastri awarded Tri College University Excellence in Innovation and Adaptive Education Award

Dr. Ananda Shastri (Physics & Astronomy) has been awarded the Tri College University Excellence in Innovation and Adaptive Education Award. Each of the five TCU partner campuses had one recipient of this award that honors a faculty member for: Excellence, innovation/creativity and the use of technology in producing high-quality education under the challenge of limited time allowed for transition to […]