Bethell and Graff win poster competition at Canadian Space Exploration Workshop

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Participants from Carleton in front of their posters. From left to right: Skyler Mallozzi, Andrew Hay, Claire Samson, Chris Brown, Erin Bethell, and Jamie Graff.

Participants from Carleton in front of their posters. From left to right: Skyler Mallozzi,
Andrew Hay, Claire Samson, Chris Brown, Erin Bethell, and Jamie Graff.

 

Congratulations to Erin Bethell and Jamie Graff (current and former graduate students of Dr. Richard Ernst and Dr. Claire Samson) who won second prize in the best student poster competition at the Canadian Space Exploration Workshop, held on 24-25 November 2016 in Montreal. The objective of the workshop, organized by the Canadian Space Agency, was to exchange ideas and propose priorities in space science toward future space exploration missions. In their poster, Erin and Jamie proposed “New ideas for future Venus missions based on detailed geologic mapping using Magellan radar images”.

The Department of Earth Sciences was well represented at the workshop, with Andrew Hay, Chris Brown, Skyler Mallozzi, and Dr. Claire Samson also attending. The group put forward two additional ideas: “Micro-rover magnetic exploration of extra-terrestrial lava tubes for astrobiological potential” and “Preparing Canada’s contributions to a future Martian cave mission”.

 

Erin and Jamie congratulated by Mr. Gilles Leclerc, Director General, Space Exploration, Canadian Space Agency

Erin and Jamie congratulated by Mr. Gilles Leclerc, Director General,
Space Exploration, Canadian Space Agency