Author Archives: Linda Chappell

Cosmic Explorations: Dr. Georgiana Kramer on February 2

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Join us for the next Cosmic Explorations lecture on Thursday, February 2, 2017. LPI staff scientist Dr. Georgiana Kramer will present “Lunar Swirls: You Don’t Know What You’re Missing (And Neither Do They).” The presentation begins at 7:30 pm at the USRA-Houston building, and as always, it’s free. A reception will follow. If you can’t make it, watch it streamed live through the USRA Ustream channel.

LPI Summer Intern Application Deadline January 6

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The Lunar and Planetary Institute invites undergraduates with at least 50 semester hours of credit to experience cutting-edge research in the lunar and planetary sciences. Summer Interns work one-on-one with scientists at the LPI or at the NASA Johnson Space Center on research projects of current interest in lunar and planetary science. The 10-week program runs from June 5, 2017 – August 11, 2017. The deadline to apply is January 6, 2017.

Dwornik Award at LPSC

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Graduate and undergraduate students may submit abstracts for consideration for the Dwornik Award to the annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC). The award was started in 1991 with a generous endowment by Dr. Stephen E. Dwornik, who wished to encourage U.S. students to become involved with NASA and planetary science. The award consists of a plaque and a monetary award given for outstanding student presentations or a plaque for honorable mentions at LPSC. Student applicants must be first author on the abstract and must be enrolled in a U.S. institution. The application deadline for the Dwornik Award is Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

Imaging Devices & Software Event in January

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The Imaging Devices & Software Event will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 8 am to 4 pm at the Houston Technology Center. This event will bring together organizations needing or developing new imaging-related technologies. Presentations will be made by Technology Collaboration Center members (including NASA) and other organizations on imaging devices and software topics.