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A Graduation Celebration!

May 20, 2011

It’s May, so that means many planetary science graduate students are donning caps and gowns.  Let’s take a moment to pause and congratulate all of the women who’ve earned a Master’s or Ph.D. in Planetary Science (or a related field) this academic year.  Graduates, well done!  We at the Women in Planetary Science blog salute you!

Here are some of the graduates for the 2010-2011 academic year.  If you aren’t listed, we apologize!  Please add your name, degree received and date, institution, and title of your thesis/dissertation as a comment to this post.  To all graduates: feel free to provide a comment about what you’ll be doing next.

Again, congratulations to all the planetary science MS and Ph.D. graduates!!!

  • Kristin Block, MS in Planetary Sciences, 2011, U. of Arizona. “Fulgurite Classification, Petrology and Implications for Planetary Processes.”
  • Stephanie M. Brown, MS in Earth and Planetary Science, 2011, MIT. “An Experimental Approach to Thermal and Solar Weathering of Mercury’s Crust.”
  • Jennifer Buz, MS in Earth and Planetary Science, 2011, MIT.  “Recent Lunar Magnetism.”
  • Selby Cull, Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences, 2010, Washington University.
  • Abigail Fraeman, MA in Earth and Planetary Sciences, 2011, Washington University. Awarded as part of Ph.D. track.
  • Sarah Hӧrst, Ph.D. in Planetary Sciences, 2011, U. of Arizona. “Post-Cassini Investigations of Titan Atmospheric Chemistry.”
  • Jennifer Meyer, Ph.D. in Planetary Science, 2011, MIT. “Tidal Heating and Tidal Evolution in the Solar System.”
  • Margaret Root, MS in Geology, 2011, U. of Oklahoma. “The Effect of Obliquity Change on Gas Hydrate Stability Zones on Mars.”
  • Erin Ryan, Ph.D. in Astrophysics, 2011, U. of Minnesota. “Asteroid Constraints on Planet and Planetesimal Formation in the Solar System.”
  • Michelle Selvans, Ph.D. in Planetary Science, 2011, Caltech.
  • Alessondra Springmann, MS in Earth and Planetary Science, 2011, MIT. “Terrestrial Magma Ocean Solidification and Formation of a Candidate D” Layer.”
  • Jenny Suckale, Ph.D. in Planetary Science, 2011, MIT.
6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 12, 2011 3:16 am

    Congratulations, all! Hooray!

  2. May 27, 2011 4:26 pm

    M.A. in Earth & Planetary Sciences, 2011, Johns Hopkins University
    Awarded as part of Ph.D. track/advancement to candidacy

  3. Laura Kerber permalink
    May 25, 2011 11:59 am

    Congratulations everyone!

    Laura Kerber, PhD in Geological Sciences, 2011, Brown University. “The Dispersal of Pyroclastic Ash on Mercury and Mars.”

  4. May 23, 2011 1:18 pm

    Maitrayee Bose, PhD in Physics, 2011, Washington University in St. Louis. The title of my thesis is “Isotopic and Elemental Compositions of Stardust and Protosolar dust grains in Primitive Meteorites”.

  5. May 20, 2011 11:00 am

    Christina R. Richey, PhD in Physics (In Astro- and Solar-System Physics Lab), 2011, The University of Alabama at Birmingham. “Near-Infrared Spectroscopy of Ices Under Conditions Relevant to Interstellar and Planetary Environments.”

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