April 1, 2016
Postdoctoral Development Workshop
Former DTM postdoctoral fellow (1985-1987) Sonia Esperança, now National Science Foundation (NSF) Program Director, Petrology and Geochemistry, Division of Earth Sciences - GEO Directorate, and recent recipient of AGU’s 2015 Edward A. Flinn III Award, will be presenting a postdoctoral development workshop* titled, "Proposal Preparation: Insights", at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, 1 April 2016. This workshop will focus on best practices when it comes to the writing and submission of winning proposals.
Esperança received her Ph.D. in geology from Arizona State University in 1985. Prior joining NSF in 1999, she held research and teaching positions in geology and geochemistry at Old Dominion University in Virginia, at the School of Aquatic Sciences and Environmental Management, Deakin University in Victoria, Australia, in the Department of Earth Sciences, Monash University in Victoria Australia, and at the Department of Geology, University of Maryland.
Coffee, tea, and light snacks will be served before the workshop at 2 p.m.
*This workshop is closed to Carnegie personnel only.
March 31, 2016
DTM Weekly Seminar Series
Johanna Teske, an Origins fellow at DTM, will give a talk titled, "Exoplanet Genetics: What Host Star Chemical Abundances Reveal about Exoplanets", at 11 a.m. on Thursday, 31 March 2016, in the Greenewalt Lecture Hall.
Teske received her Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Arizona in 2014. Her research focuses on measuring the abundances of different elements in exoplanet host stars in order to learn about the starting chemical conditions for planet formation. She uses high resolution optical spectrometers mounted on big telescopes in Hawaii and Chile to collect her data; observing and tinkering with these instruments is her favorite part of her job.
Coffee, tea, and a continental breakfast will be served before the lecture at 10:30 a.m.