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  • RPI Physics junior receives the James B. Willet Scholarship Award for research in Astrophysics - Douglas Whittet
    organic molecules in sites of stellar birth The award was presented by Emily s research adviser Doug Whittet The award honors the late James B Willet 1940 1998 a noted NASA astrophysicist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory who also served as the manager of the Galileo mission to Jupiter Twitter Digg Facebook Delicious StumbleUpon This entry was posted by Doug Whittet on September 25 2014 at 6 00 pm and

    Original URL path: http://douglaswhittet.net/2014/09/rpi-physics-junior-presented-james-b-willet-educational-scholarship-award-research-astrochemistry/ (2016-04-24)
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  • “FameLab: Exploring Earth and Beyond” event at Rensselaer - Douglas Whittet
    gathered to learn how to communicate their scientific research in a way that still includes the technical aspects while making it relatable to a general audience As part of the process participants developed a three minute Powerpoint free presentation of their chosen topic A preliminary round was held in the morning with a communications workshop following in the afternoon The field was narrowed down to nine finalists who competed for the title of FameLab champion in front of a public audience at the EMPAC Theater In the end Graham Lau who discussed his near death research experience with an unstable sulphurous glacier was named the winner Breana Hashman Danny Barringer and Rensselaer graduate student Charles Martin were selected as wildcards The winner of the RPI heat as well as a few select wildcards will proceed to compete for the national title in Washington D C FameLab is sponsored by NASA in the U S in collaboration with the British Council Twitter Digg Facebook Delicious StumbleUpon This entry was posted by Doug Whittet on July 29 2014 at 8 00 pm and is filed under News Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2 0 You can skip to the

    Original URL path: http://douglaswhittet.net/2014/07/famelab-exploring-earth-beyond-event-rensselaer-success/ (2016-04-24)
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  • RPI Alumni on the International Space Station - Douglas Whittet
    Wiseman who graduated from Rensselaer in 1997 with a bachelor s degree in computer and systems engineering travels to the ISS on May 28 Read the full story here Twitter Digg Facebook Delicious StumbleUpon This entry was posted by Doug Whittet on May 12 2014 at 10 00 am and is filed under News Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2 0 You can skip to the end

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  • NYCA Astrobiologist Suzanne Baldwin appointed to an Endowed Professorship - Douglas Whittet
    newly established professorship will provide additional support for Professor Baldwin s research program In her laboratory Professor Baldwin investigates the properties minerals and rocks to determine the thermal evolution of the Earth s lithosphere and planetary materials Rock samples from around the world and beyond are collected for this research including from Papua New Guinea New Zealand and the Moon Apollo 16 and 17 Her research in astrobiology includes investigation of terrestrial analogs of Martian minerals to test their ability to serve as biomarkers Suzanne epitomizes excellence in science says George M Langford dean of The College of Arts and Sciences Not only does she perform cutting edge research with a talented team of researchers she s also committed to education and our students benefit from her outstanding accomplishments in the field of petrology We are thankful to her for paving the way for future scientists especially aspiring female scientists and I am pleased to appoint her the inaugural Thonis professor Read the full story here Twitter Digg Facebook Delicious StumbleUpon This entry was posted by Doug Whittet on March 18 2014 at 5 24 pm and is filed under News Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2

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  • 2014 Astrobiology Graduate Conference Announcement - Douglas Whittet
    in association with AbGradCon the fifth annual Astrobiology Research Focus Group July 25 27 to be held at the Darrin Freshwater Institute on Lake George and a regional heat of FameLab Click here to visit the AbGradCon FaceBook group The primary role of AbGradCon is to stimulate the future of astrobiology research by bringing together in a unique setting graduate students and postdocs within 2 years of finishing their PhD In so doing it strives to create and strengthen interdisciplinary and international networks of early career astrobiologists who will be leaders of the field in the years to come The conference is unique in that it is an entirely student led meeting from the organization to the presentations The pressures of typical scientific meetings are alleviated to provide an intellectually stimulating yet comfortable environment in which early career astrobiologists meet share research and exchange ideas AbGradCon also helps to foster leadership skills in the next generation of scientists by giving them experience in organizing scientific meetings Twitter Digg Facebook Delicious StumbleUpon This entry was posted by Doug Whittet on January 16 2014 at 8 24 pm and is filed under News Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2

    Original URL path: http://douglaswhittet.net/2014/01/2014-astrobiology-graduate-conference-announcement/ (2016-04-24)
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  • Summer Science Camp highlighted on "The Best of our Knowledge" - Douglas Whittet
    a long association with the New York Center for Astrobiology airing regular broadcasts on research and education in astrobiology over the past 15 years see this previous post The show airing this week is a full length feature highlighting the 2013 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp in which teams of middle school students designed missions to search for life on Mars It includes interviews with students from the winning team and their parents and with Professor Wayne Roberge representing the NYCA team The camp is a vital component of the EPO program of the NYCA and this show does an excellent job of showcasing its significance and the positive impact it had on the students that participated The show is available on line at http wamc org post best our knowledge 1216 Twitter Digg Facebook Delicious StumbleUpon This entry was posted by Doug Whittet on January 8 2014 at 8 56 pm and is filed under News Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2 0 You can skip to the end and leave a response Pinging is currently not allowed Comments 0 Related Posts Type your comment You may use these HTML tags a abbr acronym b

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  • Astrobiology on WAMC Northeast Public Radio - Celebrating 14 years! - Douglas Whittet
    ago in fall of 1998 sponsored by the Astrobiology Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and its predecessor the New York Center for Studies on the Origins of Life with support from NASA Past segments are available for online streaming Twitter Digg Facebook Delicious StumbleUpon This entry was posted by Doug Whittet on July 19 2012 at 10 25 pm and is filed under News Follow any responses to this post

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  • 2013 Summer Science Camp a big success! - Douglas Whittet
    life on the red planet For further information and images check out this RPI news story and the Camp s very own Facebook page Twitter Digg Facebook Delicious StumbleUpon This entry was posted by Doug Whittet on August 30 2013 at 2 54 pm and is filed under News Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2 0 You can skip to the end and leave a response Pinging

    Original URL path: http://douglaswhittet.net/2013/08/2013-summer-science-camp-a-big-success/ (2016-04-24)
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