A Graduation Celebration!
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.