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Thesis Proposal Presentation by Ben Raback-Schink on April 23rd

Space Studies master’s student, Ben Raback-Schink, will defend his M.S. thesis on Monday, April 23rd.  All Space Studies students and faculty are encouraged to attend.

When:  Monday, April, 23, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. (Central Daylight Savings Time)

Where:  Ryan Hall, Room 111

Title: “The Influence of Media Bias Perception on Space Publications”

About the topic: This proposed study aims to see which sources the public and space community tend to use, and which sources, if any, those communities perceive to be biased. Additionally, the survey will examine whether or not the perception of bias can influence the reader’s view of the content and to what degree. Finally, these data will be compared to background data of the participants to see if there are any unexpected correlations or trends.

About the presenter:   Ben Raback-Schink earned his B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences University of North Dakota in 2012 and has been a weather officer in the U.S. Air Force ever since. As a Weather Officer, Ben is responsible for briefing space and weather impacts to Air Force missions and bases. He hopes to gain a M.S. in Space Studies in order to further his knowledge on how space policies impact the development of satellite development, exploration, space weather and other research.

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