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Passing of Claudia Alexander

July 13, 2015

It was with heavy hearts this weekend that many of our group heard of the passing of Rosetta US Project Scientist Claudia Alexander. As one of the few African American women in our field, she gave many an inspiring example to look to and emulate as they furthered their careers.

We hope her wisdom left behind in her 51+ Women in Planetary Science interview continues to help future early career scientists.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 24, 2015 11:32 am

    Note from Julie Castillo:

    A new scholarship has been created in honor and memory of our late colleague Claudia Alexander, one of the most amazing women I have had the privilege to meet.

    For those of us here who do not need scholarship anymore, please consider contributing to that fund. It will help support the next generation of explorers who are coming to the field thanks to the inspirational outreach of Claudia and many others.
    Details can be found at

  2. July 17, 2015 5:04 am

    Women in planetary science is a very good thing… I am 12 years old this year and i want to become a planetary scientist because i like it in social science and natural science when we are dealing with planet , i focus so that when i reach grade 12 i will be more educated about planet

  3. July 14, 2015 10:59 am

    Thanks for posting about this

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