Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Graduate Students Eligible for the LPI Career Development Award!

Posted: January 7, 2009

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) is proud to announce its second LPI Career Development Award. This award will be given to graduate students who have submitted a first-author abstract for presentation at the 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC).

A travel stipend of $750.00 will be awarded to the top applicants to help cover their travel expenses for attending the LPSC in March. The application deadline for the LPI Career Development Award is February 2, 2009.

Applications should be directed to:
Dr. Stephen Mackwell
c/o Claudia Quintana
3600 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston TX 77058-1113

Awards will be based on a review of the application materials by a panel of lunar and planetary scientists. Applications must include:

  • Letter outlining why the applicant would like to participate at the LPSC and what he or she will contribute to the conference
  • Letter of recommendation from his or her research advisor
  • Copy of the first-author abstract
  • Curriculum Vita for the applicant

The 40th LPSC will be held at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center in The Woodlands, Texas. An average of 1500 lunar and planetary scientists from all over the world gather each year for the annual meeting, which has gained the reputation of being the premiere gathering place for lunar and planetary scientists.

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 excited about the opportunities that these endowments will afford to students in the community. Contributions to the endowment fund are tax-deductible and accepted at any time.

Anyone interested in contributing to this effort should contact:

Dr. Stephen Mackwell
LPI Director


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