2012 Annual Science Report

University of Wisconsin Reporting  |  SEP 2011 – AUG 2012

EPO Activity: Project 4: EPO Session at the 2012 AbSciCon

Project Progress

Co-I Norsted collaborated with Heather Nelson (Penn State EPO Lead) and Jorge Bueno (Director of the Instituto de Astrobiolog√≠a Colombia) to co-chair an E/PO session (oral and poster) at the 2012 AbSciCon. Our session, “Space, Slime, and the Search for Life: Astrobiology Education and Public Outreach” highlighted astrobiology efforts ranging from nationwide programming efforts to individual programs led by enthusiastic school teachers. We received tremendous response from the outreach community, with 35 abstracts submitted to our session.