Online Staff Report
Rock Valley College (RVC) astronomy students have certainly made a name for themselves in recent years. In 2010, three RVC astronomy students (Evelyn Pulkowski, Matthew Kelley and Zachary Harker) were recognized by NASA for discovering a previously unknown asteroid near Earth. In 2013, Abby Becker was one of only eight community college students in the country chosen to participate in a National Science Foundation research opportunity.
Following in Becker’s footsteps is RVC student Max Adolphson. Last summer, he was also one of only eight community college students selected from around the country to participate in Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), a 10-week NSF-funded research training opportunity at Texas A&M University, created specifically for community college students in physics and astronomy.
Recently, Adolphson had some of his findings from his research projects last summer published in The Minor Planet Bulletin, the official publication of the Minor Planets section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers.
Read more about Adolphson’s accomplishments and hear from him in his own words at rvcinsider.com.
Posted Feb. 6, 2015