Just in time for the fall LPL newsletter—thanks for the wayback machine, Cliff Stoll (LPL class of 1980)!
Travel, whether to conferences or to work in other laboratories, can be crucially important for students’ career development, but is not always easy to fund. For the last several years, the Shandel Fund has provided some support for student travel, but the number of applications has, not surprisingly, exceeded the capacity of the single fund.
Although Tucson area residents are aware of the things that people at LPL have done, they seldom identify them with LPL, but are more likely to think they’ve been done by “NASA” or “Kitt Peak.” In an attempt to raise awareness of LPL itself among community leaders, Dan Cavanagh, the Chair of the LPL External Advisory Board, arranged with the staff of U.S.
Orbiting Ray Bradbury's Mars: Biographical, Anthropological, Literary, Scientific and Other Perspectives
Edited by Gloria McMillan
McFarland Publishers, 2013.
by Gloria McMillan
With regret, we forward the news that two long-time LPL staffers recently passed away.
Sam Clapp died on August 26, 2013. Sam was a project manager who worked on numerous spaceflight missions at LPL.
Ron James was an instrument maker/designer for LPL and Steward. He also passed away in August 2013.
LPL extends sincere condolences to the family and friends of Sam and Ron.
Senior Research Associate Ann L. Sprague retired on August 31, 2013, after a long career at LPL, where she began her work in 1984 as a Graduate Research Assistant. Ann is an LPL alumna, having earned her Ph.D. from LPL in 1990.
On July 1, 2013, LPL alumna (1984) Faith Vilas flew across Lake Michigan in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the first Lake Michigan crossing, made by her grandfather, Logan A. (Jack) Vilas, on July 1, 1913.
Assistant, Associate, or Senior Research Scientist
The Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at The University of Arizona expects to fill up to 2 positions at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Senior Research Scientist. These ranks are equivalent to the corresponding professorial ranks, but without a commitment for state support or teaching responsibility. Research Scientists report to the director of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.
Congratulations to second-year LPL graduate student Ali Bramson, recipient of a NSF Graduate Research Program Fellowship (GRPF). This prestigious fellowship provides funding and tuition deferment for 3 years. Ali's academic advisor is Professor Shane Byrne. Three other LPL students have continued GRPF funding: