Spring 2020 Graduate Student News

Graduate Student Honors and Kudos

Claire Cook was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) for her proposal Modeling Martian Ice Sheets and Characterizing the Banded Terrain of Hellas Planitia, Mars. GRFP Fellows receive three years of stipend and tuition support. Claire is advised by Professor Shane Byrne.

Maria Steinrück was named a recipient of the Likins Inclusive Excellence Award for 2019-2020. The award is presented by the University of Arizona's Initiatives for Organizational Inclusion, and honors students who have significantly contributed to creating a more diverse and inclusive campus community. The award provides a professional development stipend. For her committed efforts to equity and diversity, Maria was awarded LPL's Andersson Award for Service and Outreach in 2018.

Zoe Wilbur won an LPI Career Development Award for her first-author abstract submitted for presentation at the 51st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC). The award provides for a travel stipend to LPSC. Zoe's abstract was titled, Investigating the Magmatic History of Volatiles in Apollo 17 Basalts, Apollo Next Generation Sample Analysis. Assistant Professor Jessica Barnes is Zoe's advisor.