Campus: CSU San Jose -- April 22, 2002

San Jose State University To Host The NASA Faculty Fellowship Program For The Third Consecutive Year

Professor Bradley M. Stone of the Department of Chemistry was recently awarded a $455,000 grant extension from NASA headquarters-to bring the total grant award to date to over $1.2 million ---to administer the 2002 NASA Faculty Fellowship Program. This will be the third consecutive year that Dr. Stone has been awarded the position of Co-Director. The ten-week faculty fellowships provide the opportunity for research collaborations between college professors from around the country and research scientists from NASA Ames Research Center and NASA Dryden Flight Center. The Program goal is to facilitate the creation of lasting relationships between academia and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. In Summer 2002, approximately twenty-five Fellows will conduct research at NASA in collaboration with assigned colleagues.

To supplement their research activity, the Fellows will participate in: specially organized tours, seminars and workshops (including a two-day retreat at Asilomar Conference Center in Monterey, California in June) and weekly noon-time talks given by NASA technical specialists on major programs, both at Ames and at SJSU. The speaker series tradition that invites public attendance will continue. The lectures will be held at SJSU and NASA Ames Research Center on alternate Thursdays. At the end of the summer, each Fellow will present a brief oral and written report on his or her research study. These brief lectures will be held at the NASA Ames site and allow colleagues and any interested Ames employees to attend.

Ames Research Center is located in the heart of one of the world's most dynamic, technical and education-oriented communities--Silicon Valley. Its state-of-the-art facilities include: wind tunnels such as the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex (NFAC), the world's largest wind tunnel; advanced flight simulators; the Numerical Aerospace Simulation (NAS) Facility which provides a full-spectrum supercomputer environment consisting of high-speed processors, mass storage, high-performance networks, and visualization hardware and software; and NASA Ames Research Center's Future Flight Central: the world's premier technical design studio for 21st century airport operations and planning.

About Dr. Stone

Professor Bradley Stone has taught chemistry at SJSU since 1985. He first began a research collaboration at NASA Ames Research Center as a NASA-ASEE-Stanford Summer Faculty Fellow in 1989. At that time, he performed experiments on the photo-physics of planetary atmospheres with Dr. Thomas Scattergood in the Solar System Exploration Branch. Dr. Stone was awarded NASA Faculty Fellowships again in 1995, 1996 1998, and 1999 to collaborate with Dr. Louis Allamandola's Astrochemistry Group. During these fellowships, Stone was the principal designer and builder of a new laser laboratory used for studying molecular fluorescence.

For more information on the NASA Faculty Fellowship Program (NFFP) go to the Program's Web site at: www.sjsu.edu/nasa-asee. To learn about other fellowship programs offered by ASEE, go to: www.asee.org.


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