The Daily Northwestern

Dion-Kirschner: Lessons from scientists’ search for exoplanets

Hannah Dion-Kirschner, Columnist

March 30, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Feb. 22, NASA announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized exoplanets. Researchers believe all of the seven planets in the planetary system TRAPPIST-1 are rocky planets like Earth, rather than gaseous ones like Jupiter, Uranus...

Kane: Cruz’s appointment at odds with Obama’s STEM initiative

Noah Kane, Columnist

January 15, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Improving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education is a top priority for the Obama administration. Among the goals of the president’s STEM initiative are developing American students’ scientific critical thinking abilities and closing the gap in STEM compe...

Sekerci: U.S. government should fund private space companies, not NASA

Burak Sekerci, Columnist

January 6, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Space is the next frontier for humanity and there are endless possibilities in our vast universe. The first big leap in space exploration was to set foot on the moon, which NASA accomplished several times. The other next leap...

Microgravity Group selected to participate in NASA program

Rebecca Savransky, Assistant Campus Editor

March 5, 2014

Filed under Campus

The Northwestern University Microgravity Group was selected to participate in a weeklong NASA program to test how a specific protein responds in microgravity environments. The NASA Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program...