Fellow Lean D. Teodoro Presents at International Conference

HSGC Undergraduate Fellow (Fall 2017-Spring 2018) and Geology major, Lean D. Teodoro, presented a poster, “A Pathway to Planetary Science in the Pacific” at the 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference held in The Woodlands, TX from March 19-23, 2018. It describes how getting a Pacific Island student hooked on planetary science required exposure to scientific research, opportunities, a mentoring community, and financial support. Lean’s Fellowship project, “Assessment of New Extraterrestrial Particle Collections at Mauna Loa Observatory,” is mentored by Dr. Hope Ishii and Dr. John Bradley of the UH/HIGP/SOEST Advanced Electron Microscopy Center. Lean will be a 2018 summer intern at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory investigating the formation and evolution of asteroid families via physical properties of asteroids derived from NEOWISE thermal infrared measurements. Congratulations!

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