LPI Announces the Recipients of the 2018 Career Development Award
March 1, 2018
The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) is pleased to announce the 20 recipients of this year’s Career Development Award. The award is given to graduate students who have submitted a first-author abstract for presentation at the 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC). The awards are based on a review of the application materials by a panel of planetary scientists, and recipients will receive funds to help cover their expenses for attending the conference. The Career Development Award is open to graduate students from the U.S. and other countries. This year LPI received 55 applications from 13 countries including Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.
The 49th LPSC will be held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center in The Woodlands, Texas. Approximately 2000 participants from all over the world are expected to gather for the annual meeting, which has gained the reputation of being the premiere gathering place for lunar and planetary scientists. 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 2018 recipients:
Helena Bates, (Natural History Museum, Department of Earth Sciences), Candice Ceilidh Bedford, (The Open University), Caroline Caplan, (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa), James Cassanelli (Brown University), Laura Chaves, (Universidad Nacional de Colombia), Robert Citron (University of California, Berkeley), Logan Combs (University of Nevada), Rajani Dhingra, (University of Idaho), Masanori Kanamaru, (Osaka University School of Science), Jacob Kegerreis, (Durham University),Daniel Lo (Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona), Megan Kelley, (University of California Santa Cruz), Margaret Landis, (The University of Arizona),Joice Mathew, (Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bangalore, India), Ashley Palumbo, (Brown University), Ranjan Sarkar, (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), Victoria Rivera-Banuchi, (Temple University),Christina M. Verhagen, (Rutgers), Jack Wright, (The Open University),Zuriñe Yoldi, (University of Bern)