Education and Outreach

2009 Selections Announced for the NAI/APS Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
June 16, 2009

The NAI and the American Philosophical Society (APS) jointly sponsor graduate students, postdocs, and junior scientists for field studies through the Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology. For more information see

We are very pleased to present the young investigators selected for 2009:

Jennifer Glass
Arizona State University
Evaluation of Molybdenum Diagenesis in Sediments of Castle Lake, California

Dominic Papineau
Carnegie Institution of Washington
Influences of Phosphorous on the Carbon Cycle in the Paleoproterozoic Aravalli Supergroup

Jimmy Saw
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Single-cell Genome Sequencing of a Novel Gloeobacter from an Epilithic Biofilm in a Hawaiian Basaltic Lava Cave

Dustin Trail
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
A Field and Geochemical Investigation of the Oldest Known Rocks on Earth: the ca. 4.03 Billion-year-old Acasta Gneiss Complex, Canada

Katherine Wright
University of Colorado at Boulder
Biomarkers for Sulfur Metabolism in Icy Non-terrestrial Environments

David J. Smith
University of Washington
Measuring Polymorphism in Northern Hemisphere Snow Algae Populations

[Source: NAI Newsletter]

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