A GEOSCIENCE COLLABORATION AMONG MINORITY INSTITUTIONS
MUCESS has recently received an award from the National Science Foundation under Solicitation NSF 04-590 Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG) . Under this award we will engage in faculty and student research (both undergraduate and graduate) in atmospheric science through ozonesonde launches to better understand the distribution and transport of ozone in the lower troposphere. Additional balloon payloads will include instruments such as temperature and data logger sensors, carbon dioxide detectors, Geiger counters and digital and analog cameras. Launches will originate from Texas, New York, Vermont, South Carolina and elsewhere.
Funding for the work described herein has been provided by NSF and NASA under a variety of programs and awards to all four institutions individually as well as the recent NSF OEDG award to MUCESS through the University of HoustonDowntown