NSF has awarded Professor Neshyba a 4-year grant supporting research about ice. Titled "RUI: Toward a Comprehensive Theory of Mesoscopic Morphology of Ice", students involved in the project will create three-dimensional representations of ice crystals grown in a scanning electron microscope, model their light-scattering properties, and construct a theoretical framework for predicting how such crystals arise in cirrus clouds.
Steven has received a two year NSF Research in Undergraduate Institutions collaborative grant award. Titled Computational guided inquiry for incorporating polar research into undergraduate curricula. This $300,000 grant Is aimed at developing teaching modules that incorporate polar research into a broad range of undergraduate courses, including Chemistry, Physics, Atmospheric Sciences, and Economics through the use of computational guided inquiry and classroom flipping. Also involved in the project are Professor of Economics Lea Fortmann, Dr. Penny Rowe, of the NorthWest Research Association, and School of Education Dean and Professor Amy Ryken.