Jordan Rice to become Astronomy’s first student science writer

Posted by David Eicher
on Thursday, May 12, 2016

This summer the Astronomy staff will be aided by our first ever student fellow, Jordan Rice of Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Jordan is a junior at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where she is studying astrophysics and math. The program enabling Jordan to join the Astronomy staff for 10 weeks this summer resulted from the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium, based at Carthage College.

Jordan is a teaching assistant at Carthage and president of the Society of Physics Students. She is also team lead for the 2016 RockSat-X Team that will launch a payload experiment this August. Jordan has participated in three observing trips to Kitt Peak National Observatory, where most recently she conducted asteroid imaging with the WIYN 0.9-m telescope.  

The editors of Astronomy will be delighted to have Jordan working with us this summer. Thanks to Christine Thompson of Carthage College, program manager of the Space Grant Consortium, and also to Eric Betz, former associate editor of Astronomy (and now on Discover’s editorial staff), who enthusiastically launched our participation in this program.

And congrats to Jordan!

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