Astrophysicist Stella Offner receives $429,000 NSF CAREER award

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Stella Offner, Astronomy, has received a five-year, $429,000 faculty early career development (CAREER) grant from National Science Foundation (NSF), and plans to use it not only to study how stars are born, but also to develop interactive online astronomy “tours” to enhance K-12 science education in local schools. Offner says she hopes to develop a better understanding of two fundamental questions in star formation: how stars obtain their masses and how stars interact with their birth environments. Her team will perform computer simulations of forming star clusters and test different theories for the origin of star masses. Space Daily, News Office release