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CDA logoLPI Career Development Award
Recipients Announced

February 12, 2008

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) is proud to announce the winners of the LPI Career Development Award. Recipients of the award will receive a travel stipend to defray the costs associated with attending the 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC).

This was the first year the LPI has offered the Career Development Award; the applicant pool was surprisingly large, and the selection process extremely competitive. Congratulations to the following award winners, whose hard work and distinguished achievements set them apart from an impressive field of competitors:

Jemma Davidson
The Open University
Samantha Jones
University of Calgary
Lauren Wye
Stanford University
Tasha Dunn
University of Tennessee
Melissa Rice
Cornell University
Shyama Narendranath
Indian Space Research Organization Center

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 101 leading research universities.

This award is made possible by the LPI Endowment, which was established as a result of the generous donations of individuals who are committed to helping further the education of students. All contributions to the Endowment are tax-deductible. Anyone interested in contributing to this effort should contact Dr. Stephen Mackwell, LPI Director, at


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Last updated February 12, 2008