LPSC Student Opportunities

50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

LPI Career Development Award

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) Career Development Award, which is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. applicants, will be given to selected graduate students who have submitted a first-author abstract for presentation at the 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

The application deadline will be Friday, January 11, 2019.

Stephen E. Dwornik Student Awards

The deadline for Dwornik Award applications will be Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

The Dwornik Award was started in 1991 with a generous endowment by Dr. Stephen E. Dwornik, who wished to encourage U.S. students to become involved with NASA and planetary science. The Award consists of a plaque and a monetary award given for outstanding student presentations (in both poster and oral categories) or a plaque for honorable mentions (poster and oral) at the annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC). The awards are managed and judged by the Planetary Geology Division of the Geological Society of America.

The awards are open to students at any degree level in a field related to planetary geosciences who are either (1) U.S. citizens or non-citizens currently enrolled in a U.S. educational institution, or (2) are U.S. citizens currently enrolled in an international educational institution. Recent graduates, pre-college students, and postdoctoral fellows are not eligible. Students who have previously won a “best presentation” award as a graduate student are not eligible to compete again in either category. Students who have won a “best presentation” award as an undergraduate are not eligible to compete again in either category as an undergraduate but are eligible to compete in either category as a graduate student. Students who have won honorable mention award(s) as either a graduate or undergraduate student in either category are eligible to compete again.

For more details about either of these awards, visit https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2019/student-awards/.