Education and Outreach

NASA Year of the Solar System Undergraduate Planetary Science Research Conference

By Keith Cowing
January 15, 2013

Due to the popularity of last year’s conference, the NASA Year of the Solar System (YSS) Undergraduate Planetary Science Research Conference is again being hosted in conjunction with the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) March 18-22, 2013 in The Woodlands, Texas.

The NASA YSS Undergraduate Planetary Science Research Conference will include:

* Panels on “How to Choose the Grad School Right for You,” “Alternative Careers in Science,” and “Women in Planetary Science”
* Poster sessions where students will present their posters to other students and to the scientific community
* “Meeting Mentors,” which will pair students with a scientist for a portion of the LPSC meeting, so students can learn how to engage at a scientific conference
* Opportunities to meet other undergraduate researchers, graduate students, and scientists

Undergraduate students currently conducting research in planetary sciences, astrobiology, and lunar sciences are eligible.

To apply, submit the indication of interest form, which serves as the registration form for the NASA YSS Undergraduate Conference. Applications are due by close of business February 8, 2013. NASA YSS Undergraduate Conference student participants, and all participants receiving travel support, are expected to submit an abstract for the NASA YSS Undergraduate Conference by February 8, 2013, and present a poster at the conference. Go to the abstract submission form to submit your NASA YSS Undergraduate Conference abstract. Participating students are welcome to also submit an abstract to the LPSC conference, but are not required to do so; the LPSC abstract submission deadline is January 8, 2013.

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