Dr. Morba Jah, former ERAU Space Grant Intern, awarded a MacArthur Fellowship

AUSTIN, Texas — Moriba Jah(link is external), an astrodynamicist, space environmentalist and aerospace engineer at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship, often referred to as the “genius grant.” The award recognizes Jah’s work to track and monitor the more than 30,000 human-made objects orbiting the earth.

Jah is one of 25 individuals selected for the five-year fellowship — a no-strings-attached “investment in a person’s originality, insight and potential.”(link is external) Recipients are nominated based on proven talent and extraordinary originality and dedication to their creative pursuits.


Read the full story on the Arizona Space Grant Consortium website here.


Author & Image Credit: UT News (The University of Texas at Austin)