International Day of Women and Girls in Science Seminar: Rosaly M.C. Lopes
Rosaly M.C. Lopes, Chief Scientist, Planetary Science Directorate, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will be the featured speaker at the 2021 International Day of Women and Girls in Science seminar. Her talk is titled, "Volcanoes and Icy Moons."
An announcement and discussion of the UNLV College of Sciences grants focused on advancing women's success in science will follow the seminar from 5-5:50 p.m.
Dr. Lopes is chief scientist for planetary science at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, and editor-in-chief of the planetary journal Icarus. She obtained a B.S. in astronomy and Ph.D. in planetary science from University College London, UK. Her research expertise is on planetary geology and volcanology and she has studied Mars, Io, and Titan. She was a member of Galileo’s Near-Infrared Mapping Spectrometer team from 1991-2003 and of the Cassini Titan Radar Mapper (2003-2019). She is the PI of the NASA Astrobiology Institute project “Habitability of Hydrocarbon Worlds: Titan and Beyond”. She is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Geological Society of America, and the American Geophysical Union. She has received several awards including the Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society, the Ambassador Award from the American Geophysical Union, and two NASA Exceptional Public Service Medals.
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