Brian Jackson (2009) recently forwarded updated contact information—he's currently a Post-Doctoral Astronomer at the Carnegie Institution Department of Terrestrial Magnetism.
The best part of the update was the photo of beautiful Alice Jackson at 9 months. Alice's mom is Maki Hattori (2008), Programmer Associate at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Sigma Space Corporation).
The papers of LPL's founder, Dr. Gerard P. Kuiper, have been indexed online by the University of Arizona Special Collections Library. The index is available at:
LPL is excited to welcome two new faculty members starting Fall 2013—Drs. Travis Barman and Walt Harris both joined the LPL faculty as associate professors. Travis and Walt bring diverse and unique strengths to LPL and we look forward to many productive collaborations.
Patrick Harner; M.A. in Earth and Environmental Sciences, Weslayan; B.A. in History, College of William and Mary; interests in remote sensing and geochemistry.
Julia Bodnarik joined LPL in February 2013. She works with Dr. William Boynton, mapping epithermal neutron count rates from the Lunar Exploration Neutron Detectors on board NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to understand hydrogen migration on the Moon. Julia earned her Ph.D.
LPL alum David O'Brien (2004) took his cycling to an extreme this summer, riding across the country, from San Francisco to Portsmouth, Vermont, and covering 4750 miles in 75 days. Dave's blog, with lots of photos and details about his trip, is available at http://www.cyclosaurus.net. When Dave is not on his bike, he's a Research Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute.