OSU Radiation Dosimetry Badges In The News

Dr. Stephen McKeever, Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer, and a team of researchers in physics were featured in both the Oklahoman and Tulsa World this week in stories about OSU-developed radiation measuring devices that were worn by astronauts during the recent Discovery Space Shuttle mission.

The sensor absorbs radiation into a special sapphire and stores it until it can be measured by being exposed to light. It is being tested to see how much radiation astronauts are receiving during space trips. McKeever's team included Ramona Gaza, who graduated from OSU in December with a doctorate in physics and now works at NASA, and Dr. Eduardo Yukihara, a member of the Physics Department faculty.