Washington D.C., Jul 14, 2021 / 09:01 am
The Catholic University of America announced this week that it has received a $64.1 million research grant from NASA to fund a cooperative agreement with other Washington-area universities.
In a July 12 press release, the school said the partnership includes its own Institute for Astrophysics and Computational Sciences, as well as five other local partners: University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Maryland College Park, George Mason University, Howard University, and Universities Space Research Association.
The project--the Partnership for Heliophysics and Space Environment Research (PHaSER)--will support the scientific and technical projects at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Heliophysics Science Division.
Bob Robinson, director of PHaSER and research professor of physics at CUA, said the division's mission "is to study the transport of energy, in the form of particles and radiation from the sun through interplanetary space and its effects on Earth’s atmosphere and ionosphere."