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NASA’s Mars InSight lander is now serving up the red planet’s meteorological secrets: Gravity waves, dust devils and the steady, low rumble of infrasound.

The College of Engineering’s Kessler Fellows program is now open to all junior STEM majors and is under new leadership.

A Cornell-led team took an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing the behavior of breast tumor cells by employing a statistical modeling technique more commonly used in physics and economics.

Robert F. Smith ’85, founder, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, will be honored with Cornell Engineering’s 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award. It will be presented at a ceremony April 24 in Statler Hall Auditorium.

On topics ranging from oceanic disease to restraining invasive species from distant seas, Cornell faculty joined 10,000 scientists to discuss “Envisioning Tomorrow’s Earth” at the AAAS meeting in Seattle.

Herb Voelcker, professor emeritus of engineering and a pioneer in solid modeling, the technology that enabled early computer-aided design, died Jan. 23 in Ithaca. He was 90.

The iconic “pale blue dot” photograph of Earth was taken 30 years ago – Feb. 14, 1990, at a distance of 3.7 billion miles – by the NASA spacecraft Voyager 1 as it zipped toward the far edge of the solar system.

This month marks the third anniversary of the discovery of a system of seven exoplanets known as TRAPPIST-1. Nikole Lewis, assistant professor of astronomy, is principal investigator for one of the teams investigating TRAPPIST-1.

Assistant professors Damek Davis, Christina Delimitrou and Robert A. DiStasio Jr. have won 2020 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.