First place award in Student Poster Competition at NASA’s Exploration Science Forum

Student Poster Competition
Student Poster Competition

The 2016 first place award winner for NASA’s Exploration Science Forum Student Poster Competition (hosted annually by NASA’s Solar System Science and Exploration Research Virtual Institute in July) was Yasvanth Poondla, a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin for his poster titled “Modeling the LCROSS impact plume photodissociation and sublimation of water”.

Poondla is funded under a LASER (Lunar Advanced Science & Exploration Research) grant (PI J. Heldmann with Co-Is Tony Colaprete and Diane Wooden from Code SST at Ames) to develop sophisticated models of the LCROSS lunar impact plume to learn more about the nature of lunar polar volatiles and regolith. We are very proud to be working with such a talented student and pleased to see this work recognized through the ESF Student Poster Competition with a first place prize.

POC: Jennifer Heldmann <jennifer.heldmann@nasa.gov>