Abreu Honored as Research Collaboration Fellow
DuBois – Penn State DuBois Assistant Professor of Geosciences Neyda Abreu has been selected as one of the 2010 Summer Research Collaboration Fellows for her work, A Window Into the Lives of Young Stars: Electron Microscopy Study of Natural and Experimentally Produced Samples from the Solar Nebula.
To collect data for her work, Abreu spent six weeks collecting meteorites in the frozen landscape of Antarctica, working with the Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET). During this time, Abreu's home was a 10 x 10 tent that she shared with one other team member.
The hope is that a better understanding of the solar system will come from studying the collected samples. Abreu will continue her research with this fellowship, while collaborating with Penn State Professor of Material Science and Engineering Elizabeth Dickey.
Created in 2007, The Research Collaboration Fellowship Program is intended to encourage and build research collaborations among faculty members across Penn State. This is accomplished through summer research collaborations between faculty members from the major research institutes located in University Park and faculty members at other campuses.