Peterson Awarded NASA FINESST Research Grant

Peterson Awarded NASA FINESST Research Grant

Southeast alumnus Colten Peterson ’17 was awarded a Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) research grant to fund his research as he works to improve satellite retrievals of Arctic cloud phase.

Peterson, from Champaign, Illinois, and now a University of Michigan doctoral student, was awarded the grant to fund his research proposal titled “Improving Arctic Cloud Phase Retrievals using Far-Infrared Radiances.” The grant funds his research for three years as he works to improve satellite retrievals of Arctic cloud phase. Peterson was one of 121 selected for the award from 966 proposals.

“The unwavering support from faculty at Southeast allowed me to pursue both internal research and multiple research internships around the country during the time I was an undergraduate,” he said. “My time at Southeast provided the foundation for my doctoral work, giving me the physical science background that I needed.”

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