This year, the Department of Planetary Sciences/Lunar and Planetary Laboratory was proud to recognize and award three graduate students for their efforts toward service and outreach, which includes attention to broader impacts and involvement in activities outside of academic responsibilities that benefit the department, university and the larger community:
Graduate Student News
The Department of Planetary Sciences/Lunar and Planetary Laboratory was pleased to name the following students as recipients of the 2014 College of Science Graduate Student Awards:
Outstanding Scholarship: Juan Lora
Outstanding Service and Outreach: Melissa Dykhuis
Outstanding Teaching: Ali Bramson
PTYS graduate students Patricio Becerra and Michelle Thompson were each awarded a Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) Career Development Award in February 2014.
The award is given to graduate students who submitted a first-author abstract to the 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC). The awards are based on a review of the application materials by a panel of planetary scientists, and recipients received a $1000 travel stipend to help cover LPSC conference expenses.
Congratulations to Juan M. Lora, recipient of the 2014 Gerard P. Kuiper Memorial Award.
Congratulations to LPL's 2014 Galileo Circle Scholarship recipients: Patricio Becerra, Ali Bramson, Melissa Dykhuis, Tiffany Kataria, James Keane, Cecilia Leung, and Kelly Miller. Galileo Circle Scholarships are awarded to the University of Arizona's finest science students and represent the tremendous breadth of research interests in the College of Science.