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LPI Career Development Award Recipients Announced

February 4, 2010

CDA logoThe Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) is proud to announce the winners of the third LPI Career Development Award. The award is given to graduate students who submitted a first-author abstract to the 41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC), and recipients will receive a $750.00 travel stipend to help cover their expenses for attending the conference.

More than 1500 lunar and planetary scientists from all over the world gather each year for the annual LPSC, which has gained the reputation of being the premiere gathering place for scientists in this field. The meeting provides an invaluable opportunity for students, not only to present their own research, but also to hear and see firsthand the latest-breaking results from other researchers in their field. Opportunities are also provided for students to meet and network with an international group of distinguished researchers.

Congratulations to the 2010 recipients:

Marc Biren
   University of New Brunswick, Canada
Mohamed Ramy El Maarry
   Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research,
     Germany
Julia Cartwright
   The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Qian Huang
   Institut de Physique de Globe de Paris, France
Hitesh Changela
   University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Amanda Nahm
   University of Nevada, United States
Erinna Chen
   University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
Natasha Stephen
   Natural History Museum London and
     Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Matthew Chojnacki
   The University of Tennessee, United States
S. Vijayan
   Anna University of Chennai, India
Serina Diniega
   University of Arizona, United States
Hongwei Yang
   Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, China


The LPI maintains a highly focused education effort chartered to engage, excite, and educate the public about lunar and planetary science and invests in the development of future generations of scientists. The LPI Career Development Award has been provided from the generous endowments that the LPI has received over the past year from those in the community who are equally committed to the education of students in lunar and planetary science.

The LPI is managed by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), which operates programs and institutes focused on research and education in space-related science and engineering disciplines. Institutional membership in USRA now stands at 104 leading research universities.

The LPI is excited about the opportunities that these endowments will afford to students in the community. All contributions to the endowment fund are tax-deductible. Anyone interested in contributing to this effort should contact Dr. Stephen Mackwell, LPI Director, at mackwell@lpi.usra.edu.


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Last updated February 4, 2010