Lee woman gets research grant

Saint Michael’s College junior Ashley A. Armstrong, daughter of Steven and Mary Jo Armstrong, of Pillmore Drive, Lee, a physics and philosophy double major, was awarded a grant to participate in the 2012 Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Solar Research Experience for Undergraduates program.

The Rome Free Academy grad will receive a $4,500 stipend to support her work during the 10-week program. She will explore the sun through a project titled "Thermal Energy Content of Solar Flares."