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, third place went to Laura Kruger from Coloradu University, with Matthew Siegler from UCLA taking second place. Tied for first place was Elise Rumpf from University of Hawaii and Paul Hayne from UCLA. With some good fortune, they were both awarded the full prize purse!
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