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Barringer Fund Awardees Announced

August 18, 2010

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

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 2010 awardees are:

Marc Biren
   University of New Brunswick, Canada

Marisa Palucis
   University of California–Berkeley, United States

Sebastian Sturm
   Westfälisches Wilhelms–Universität Münster, Germany

Marcos Alberto Rodrigues Vasconcelos
   University of Campinas, Brazil

The Fund was 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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Last updated August 18, 2010