NAI Awards Early Career Scholarships for Travel to Western Australian Field SitesMay 02, 2018 / Written by: Melissa Kirven-Brooks
Image source: ACA
The NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) has selected six early career astrobiologists to participate in a 10-day trip to astrobiology-relevant field sites in Western Australia. The 2018 Australian Astrobiology Tour is organized by the Australian Centre for Astrobiology (ACA) and led by Professor Martin Van Kranendonk, a leading expert in Precambrian geobiology. The field trip will include visits to remote sites of fossilized stromatolites from the c. 1.8 Ga Duck Creek Dolomite and c. 2.4 Ga Turee Creek Group, and a walk through the transition across the rise of atmospheric oxygen (the GOE).
The six early career scientists selected are:
Huan Cui, University of Wisconsin
Nadja Drabon, Stanford University
Maeva Millan, Georgetown University
Sukrit Ranjan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kirsten Siebach, Rice University
Eddie Schwieterman, University of California, Riverside
Congrats to our awardees!
More information on the Western Australia Astrobiology Grand Tour is available at: http://astrobiology.nz/aam2018/2018/01/15/event-2-astrobiology-grand-tour/.
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