Cosmic Explorations: Dr. Georgiana Kramer on February 2



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


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


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


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.