Education and Engagement Events

At this year’s LPSC, there will be a variety of education events and opportunities.

Participate in E/PO Poster Sessions —
Tuesday, March 22, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Town Center Exhibit Hall
There will be several E/PO poster sessions on the evening of Tuesday, March 22, covering such topics as digital and virtual education resources and experiences, engaging the STEM pipeline in mission and instrument design, engaging our audiences, and improving our practices. All conference attendees are invited to join us to discuss our efforts!

LPSC Educator Professional Development Workshop —
Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Waterway Ballrooms 7 and 8
Come learn about the latest discoveries on Pluto, ongoing research and new plans for Mars exploration, and how our missions are helping us understand how our solar system formed and evolved! Planetary scientists will be presenting overviews of the current research, and planetary education specialists will lead activities in the topic of solar system exploration. This workshop is geared for science teachers, professors, and informal science educators interested in knowing more about planetary science. Lunch will be provided. Registration is free but required: register here. For more information, contact Christine Shupla at shupla@lpi.usra.edu.

Early Career Presenters Review —
Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Panther Creek
Are you a young scientist preparing to present your research at LPSC 2016? Are you nervous? Looking for advice? Join others like you for this educational opportunity to get feedback from seasoned presenters at the LPSC 2016 Early Career Presenters Review. This meeting gives young scientists the opportunity to present their research, and receive feedback from a panel of senior scientists, in a friendly, casual environment. Registration is required to participate and is limited to 20 presenters. Registration is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y6K3FP7 until March 16, 2016. Seasoned presenters wishing to participate as reviewers should contact Andy Shaner directly at shaner@lpi.usra.edu. All other general inquiries should also be directed to Andy Shaner.  Whether you are a young scientist interested in practicing in front of your peers, or are a seasoned presenter that would like to share your expertise to the review, we hope you consider taking advantage of this great opportunity.