Curtis Cooper (2006)
As of June 2009, Curtis Cooper is a Software Engineer at Medical Simulation in Denver, CO.
Brian Jackson (2009)
Brian Jackson is currently a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow in the Planetary Systems Laboratory at Goddard Space Flight Center.
Melinda Hutson (1996) and Alex Ruzicka (1996)
Melinda and Alex are Research Assistant Professors in the Geology Department at Portland State University, where they established the Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory. Melinda and Alex are also the proud parents of twin toddlers.
Jonathan Gradie (1978)
"I have participated and precipitated a number of adventures. Briefly, I've wandered a bit away from traditional 'planetary science,' taking an entrepreneurial bent for the last 20 years by founding, growing, and selling small technology companies."
Cynthia Phillips (2000)
Cynthia is a scientist at the SETI Institute. She and her partner Shana have 4 kids and live in the San Francisco Bay Area. They are joint authors of 15 books---the most recent, “Space Exploration for Dummies,” came out in June 2009.
Stork visits Windy Jaeger (2004) and Laszlo Kestay!
Matthias Peter Kestay was born at 6:38 p.m. on October 7, 2009. He weighed 5 lbs, 5 oz and measured 19 inches long. He has two very happy parents! Laszlo (former LPL post-doc) says, "we appreciate the many congrats that folks sent before we could even send this note!"
Bill Hartmann is Recipient of the 2010 Barringer Award
Our congratulations to Bill Hartmann on being named the recipient of the 2010 Barringer Medal and Award!
Nick Schneider (1988)
Nick took time away from his busy schedule as an Associate Professor at UC Boulder to give two PtyS/LPL colloquia last Fall (2008). Nick spoke about "No Ocean for Enceladus' Plumes" and also gave a presentation about using clickers in the classroom.
Horton Newsom (1982)
Horton Newsom is currently working on impact crater processes on the Earth and Mars. In the last few years, he has visited impact craters in the Arctic, in Africa and India. He is a science team member for the ChemCam Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy experiment on the next Mars Rover mission, the Mars Science Laboratory "Curiosity," scheduled to launch in 2011. Says Horton, "I continue to work with many former LPL students, and enjoy working with my current students and post docs."
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