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Eugene M. Shoemaker Impact Cratering Award – for students

August 26, 2011

The following announcement was sent over the Lunar and Planetary Institute’s mailing list for planetary scientists.  Students, if you aren’t on this list, check out their meeting portal — there should be a place to sign up there.

Applications for the GSA Planetary Science Division’s Eugene M. Shoemaker Impact Cratering Award are due September 9, 2011.

The Eugene M. Shoemaker Impact Cratering Award is for undergraduate or graduate students, of any nationality, working in any country, in the disciplines of geology, geophysics, geochemistry, astronomy, or biology. The award, which will include $2500, is to be applied for the study of impact craters, either on Earth or on the other solid bodies in the solar system. Areas of study may include but shall not necessarily be limited to impact cratering processes; the bodies (asteroidal or cometary) that make the impacts; or the geological, chemical, or biological results of impact cratering. Details about the award as well as an application form for interested students can be found at

David A. Kring, Ph.D.

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