Barringer Award Recipients Announced

May 29, 2015

Barringner Crater

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) is pleased to announce the names of the students whose research will be supported by The Barringer Family Fund for Meteorite Impact Research.

The 2015 awardees are:  
Rebecca Greenberger
   Brown University, United States
Kathryn Rathbun
   University of Iowa, United States
Audrey Horne
   Arizona State University, United States
Rudolf Valja
   University of Tartu, Estonia
Alexandra Pontefract
   University of Western Ontario, Canada
Verma Ankit Kumar
   Trinity College, Ireland

The Barringer Family Fund for Meteorite Impact Research was established to support field work by eligible students interested in the study of impact cratering processes. The Fund provides a small number of competitive grants each year for support of field research at known or suspected impact sites worldwide.

The Barringer Family Fund has been established as a memorial to four of Daniel Moreau Barringer’s sons:  Brandon, Moreau (or Reau as he was called), Paul, and Richard. As the first person to identify the true origin of the Barringer Meteorite Crater (aka Meteor Crater), Daniel Moreau Barringer instilled a deep interest about the crater and its signficance to his sons. Each of them, in turn, had a lifelong association with the crater and the field of meteoritics from its early beginnings.

In addition to its memorial nature, the Fund also reflects the family’s long-standing commitment to responsible stewardship of The Barringer Meteorite Crater and the family’s steadfast resolve in maintaining the crater as a unique scientific research and education site.

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The Barringer Family Fund for Meteorite Impact Research

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Last updated May 29, 2015