Student Achievements

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Fall 2017 – Drake Cox, Applied Physics student, has been awarded a NASA Fellowship which is being funded by the NASA Space Grant Advisory Committee.  Drake will be researching the thermoelectric effect, more specifically the Seebeck effect, which describes the process of applying heat to a metal in order to generate an electrical current.  Working under the supervision of Dr. Xiaojuan Fan, Associate Professor of Physics, Drake will be investigating and synthesizing different metals and ultimately measuring the efficiency of each sample’s heat-to-electricity conversion.  For more on the NASA Fellowship refer to this link:

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