Poster Competition Winners at the 2011 Lunar Science Forum
The NLSI Student Poster Competition provides motivation, encouragement, and most of all, recognition to the most promising lunar scientists of the future. NLSI had more than two dozen submissions from graduate and undergraduate students from both U.S. and Non-U.S. degree programs. Students presented these posters at the Lunar Science Forum, July 20-22, 2010, at Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA.
The contest was very competitive with high-quality submissions. Selection criteria included the originality of the research, quality and clarity of the presentation—including accessibility to the non-expert, and impact to the field of lunar science. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners were selections with awards of $1,500, $1000 and $500 respectively. Selections were made by votes of a committee of scientists and NLSI management.
This year, first place went to Debra Hurwitz for her poster entitled “Timing of Lunar Sinuous Rille Formation: Implications for Lunar Volcanic Evolution.” Second place was awarded to the Kickapoo High School Team for the poster “Using Boulder and Crater Diameter Ratios to Differentiate Primary from Secondary Craters on the Lunar Surface.” The award for second place was upped to $2000 so that each individual on the team could take home $500. Third place went to Parvathy Prem for the poster “Cometary Delivery of Lunar Water: A Parametric Study.”
Congratulations to these winners and to everyone who participated in the competition. NLSI looks forward to seeing additional innovative student research in the next Student Poster Competition!
Posted by: Soderman/NLSI Staff
Posted: Jul 21, 05:09 pm