Proposal by Anupam Misra Selected for Funding
NASA and the Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium/Hawai‘i EPSCoR Director Luke Flynn have announced that the proposal, “Development of a Large Area Standoff Bio-finder and Chemical Analyzer for Planetary Exploration,” by Anupam Misra (HIGP Associate Researcher and the project’s Science Principal Investigator) has been selected for funding. HIGP Researcher Shiv Sharma is co-investigator; HIGP collaborators are Patricia Fryer, Jeff Taylor, and Paul Lucey along with two NASA collaborators. EPSCoR—NASA’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research—was established to fund research and technology development in areas important to the agency’s mission, develop faculty, and support higher education students. Fourteen proposals were selected for 2013 for a total of $10.5 million; see the NASA News Release.