NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute takes great pride in the annual student poster competition. The Student Poster Competition provides motivation, encouragement, and most of all, recognition to the most promising scientists of the future. Students presented posters at the Exploration Science Forum, held June 26-28, 2018 at Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA.

The contest was very competitive with high-quality submissions. Selection criteria included the originality of the research, quality and clarity of the presentation—including accessibility to the non-expert, and impact to science and exploration. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners and honorable mention receive a $1000 travel grant. Selections were made by votes of a committee of scientists and SSERVI management.

The 2018 NASA Exploration Science Forum Student Poster Competition winners were:

First place was awarded to Macey Sandford for the poster “Standoff Time-Resolved Raman and Fluorescence Spectrometer for a Lunar Lander.”

2nd place was awarded to Zach Ulibarri for the poster “On the generation and detectability of organic chemistry in hypervelocity impact ice spectra.”

3rd place was awarded to Marina Gemma for the poster “Visible-Near-Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy of Ordinary Chondrite Meteorites Under Simulated Asteroid Surface Conditions.”

Honorable mention was awarded to Mount Horeb High School for the poster “Volcanic Contribution of Water at Lunar Silicic Domes.”

You can read the abstracts for these and other posters at:

Congratulations to these winners and to everyone who participated in the competition. We look forward to seeing additional innovative student research in the next Student Poster Competition. On behalf of NASA SSERVI, many thanks for your outstanding contributions to the 2018 NASA Exploration Science Forum!

Posted by: Soderman/SSERVI Staff
Source: SSERVI

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