Barringer Award Recipients Announced

June 3, 2014

Barringer CraterThe 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 2014 awardees are:

Elmar Buhl
   Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany

Anna Chanou
   University of Western Ontario, Canada

Agnese Fazio
   Università di Pisa, Italy

Erik S. Heider
   Auburn University, United States

Pedro E. Montalvo Jiménez
   University of Puerto Rico, United States

Mario Mustasaar
   University of Tartu, Estonia

Sarah Simpson
   University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

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.

For more information, visit

The Barringer Family Fund for Meteorite Impact Research

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Last updated June 3, 2014