For Our Work


Our lab has been fortunate to be supported by a wide range of grants and collaborations. Details on these projects can be found in the project websites as well as from the PI directly.

Most of our work on ocean worlds and the development of Icefin is supported by Cornell University, with prior support. Icefin was built initially on funds from PI Schmidt’s start up funding from Georgia Tech through the College of Science and EAS Department and NASA, with continuing development through grants to PI Schmidt from the NASA PSTAR program under RISE UP, and NSF through the ITGC and OPP programs.

SIMPLE was a NASA ASTEP program, PI Britney Schmidt.

Our field work in McMurdo Station, Antarctica is supported by the United States Antarctic Program, the NSF, and NASA, as well as through collaboration with Antarctica New Zealand and the Marsden Program.

Work on Thwaites Glacier is supported through the International Thwaites Glacier collaboration, and the Thwaites MELT project, co-funded by NSF and the UK NERC. This project is lead by D. Holland (NYU) and K. Nicholls (British Antarctic Survey), and has investigators from Penn State, U Kansas, and UC Irvine.

Britney Schmidt is a Co-I on the REASON Ice Penetrating Radar supported by the Europa Clipper project. REASON is lead by D. Blankenship (U Texas). Schmidt was a co-lead for the Habitability Working Group.

Work on Greenland Glaciers was supported by the NASA Icebridge and SSW programs.

Britney Schmidt was a science team associate for the Dawn Mission’s Framing camera and co-lead of the Ground Ice Working Group, and was previously funded on the Education and Public Outreach team.

Jacob Buffo was funded by the NASA NESSF fellowship program.

Justin Lawrence was funded by the NASA FINESST fellowship program.

Andrew Mullen was funded by the NASA NPP program.

Additional funds have come from NASA Roses grants focused on Europa’s Ocean and Ice Shell.