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Barringer Award Recipients Announced

June 15, 2018

Barringer crater


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

The 2018 awardees are:

Neeraja Chinchalkar
Auburn University, United States

 

Thomas Déhais
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Sietze de Graaff
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Elycheikh Mohamed Naviee
Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco

The Barringer Crater Company has established a special fund to support field work by students interested in the study of impact cratering processes. The Barringer Family Fund for Meteorite Impact Research provides a small number (3 to 5) of competitive grants each year for support of field research at known or suspected impact sites worldwide.

The Barringer Family Fund for Meteorite Impact Research has been established as a memorial to recognize the contributions of Brandon, Moreau, Paul, and Richard Barringer to the field of meteoritics and the Barringer family's strong interest and support over many years in research and student education.

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.

For more information, visit:

The Barringer Family Fund for Meteorite Impact Research

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