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MOLECULAR GEOMICROBIOLOGY SHORT COURSE: Travel grants to students available
The short course will review progress that has resulted recently from integrative molecular approaches applied to problems environmental microbiology, geomicrobiology, and astrobiology, and discuss areas of high potential for future research.
Senior undergraduate and graduate students are strongly encouraged to attend. NASA is providing funds for 20 students to participate in the short course and will cover their registration and accommodation costs (for non- Bay area students). In rare cases, transportation support may be available. To apply for these scholarships, please contact Javiera at: email@example.com
In the application, please state your name, recent and/or current university affiliation(s), and areas of interest (one paragraph). Please explain briefly (few sentences) the basis for your request for financial support. If you request special consideration for travel support, please have a faculty member send a brief accompanying email confirming that no other support is available (if you are an undergraduate not yet enrolled in graduate studies, state this).
Dates: Short Course sessions are December 3 and 4, 2005. The short course will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday and end early afternoon on Sunday so people can attend the American Geophysical Union Meeting in San Francisco, CA that starts Monday, December 5. There is a reception Friday, December 2 from 7:00-10:00 pm.
For more information, go to http://www.minsocam.org/msa/sc/MolGeoBio_descrp.html
2005 AGU Meeting, San Francisco
This session will be held in conjunction with a Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochmistry Short Course: Molecular Geomicrobiology, convened by Jill Banfield, Ken Nealson, and Javiera Cervini Silva to be held in the San Francisco Bay area immediately prior to AGU (see below for details).The special session will bring together experts working on molecular geomicrobiology to discuss topics of relevance to the microbe-mineral interface including but not restricted to
SHORT COURSE TOPICS:
You can find more information about the session and abstract submissions at:
For more information about the short course and activities associated with it, including an ice breaker at the Lawrence Hall of Science and tours to the Advance Light Source, please visit: http://www.minsocam.org/MSA/SC/MolGeoBio_descrptn.pdf
Proposed Workshop on Martian Water
Jeff Moore, Michael Manga and Francis Nimmo are planning to organize a Bay Area workshop on Martian water (surface and subsurface). The idea is to assemble local luminaries and graduate students, plus a few external speakers, to get an idea of our current state of knowledge and potential future research
Please contact Francis Nimmo (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in attending or have a preference for dates.
ASTROBIOLOGY GRADUATE WINTER SCHOOL, January 4 - 9, 2006
The LAPLACE 2006 Astrobiology Graduate Winter School will provide graduate students from all disciplines related to astrobiology an opportunity to
Faculty will be drawn from leaders in astronomical research relevant to astrobiology and currently includes Mark Giampapa, Phil Hinz, David Kring,
Eligibility: All graduate students who are currently studying topics related to the origins of life on Earth and in the Universe. Preference will be given to
Travel Support: Students receiving notification of acceptance will be provided travel support to attend the LAPLACE 2006 Winter School in Tucson. Airfare will consist of the lowest roundtrip from point of origin to Tucson. International student travel will be handled on a case-by-case basis. In addition, hotel, ground transportation and most meals will be provided.
Application Process: Applications are to be submitted electronically to: Cathi Duncan (email@example.com), Program Coordinator LAPLACE: Life and PlanetsAstrobiology Center, Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, Application deadline: October 14, 2005. Please include the following in your application and be sure to write"LAPLACE 2006 Winter School" on all correspondence:
For further information, go the the website: http://www.laplace.arizona.edu <http://www.laplace.arizona.edu/