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LPI Career Development Award Recipients Announced

February 7, 2011

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The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) is proud to announce the winners of the fourth LPI Career Development Award. The award is given to graduate students who submitted a first-author abstract to the 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC), and recipients will receive an $800.00 travel stipend to help cover their expenses for attending the conference.

More than 1800 lunar and planetary scientists from all over the world gather each year for the annual LPSC, which has gained the reputation of being the premiere gathering place for scientists in this field. 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 2011 recipients:

Humberto Carvajal-Ortiz
   Indiana University

Jonathan Craig
   University of Arkansas

Joshua Garber
   University of California, Davis

Maria Gritsevich
   Moscow State University

Samantha Kate Harrison
   The Open University

Matthew Huber
   Universität Wien

Richard Kraus
   Harvard University

Eriita Jones
   The Australian National University

Marianne Mader
   University of Western Ontario

Collen Milbury
   University of California, Los Angeles

Ian O. McGlynn
   University of Tennessee

Jan Raack
   Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität

Aidan Ross
   University College London

M. Shanmugam
   Physical Research Laboratory, PLANEX

Amy J. Williams
   University of California, Davis

The LPI maintains a highly focused education effort chartered to engage, excite, and educate the public about lunar and planetary science and invests in the development of future generations of scientists. The LPI Career Development Award has been provided from the generous endowments that the LPI has received over the past year from those in the community who are equally committed to the education of students in lunar and planetary science.

The LPI is managed by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), which operates programs and institutes focused on research and education in space-related science and engineering disciplines. Institutional membership in USRA now stands at 105 leading research universities. All of USRA’s member institutions have graduate programs in space sciences or engineering. Besides the 95 member institutions in the United States, there are two in Canada, two in England, two in Germany, two in Israel,one in Australia, and one in China.

The LPI is excited about the opportunities that these endowments will afford to students in the community. All contributions to the endowment fund are tax-deductible. Anyone interested in contributing to this effort should contact Dr. Stephen Mackwell, LPI Director, at [email protected].

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Last updated February 7, 2011