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Resources for Early-Career Scientists and Engineers

LEAG provides support for early-career researchers interested in lunar science and exploration. Several opportunities are available for the 2022 Annual Meeting and are listed below. For more information about the role of early-career participation in LEAG, contact the Early-Career Representative of the Executive Committee, Sarah Valencia (sarah.n.valencia@nasa.gov).

Featured Early-Career Research Presentation
To help showcase the research being done by the early-career community, we will select a contributed abstract from an early-career author (current student or within seven years of terminal degree) for a featured oral presentation. This presentation will be given on day 1 of the meeting (August 23, 2022) and introduced by the LEAG Chair.

Travel Support
Several opportunities are available for travel support for early-career researchers, from current undergraduates to those within seven years of earning their PhD (or terminal degree). Recipients will be notified approximately one month before the meeting. Travel support will be distributed after the conclusion of the meeting and upon verification of meeting attendance.

Advocacy and Networking
LEAG partnered with the Next-Generation Lunar Scientists and Engineers group to encourage collaboration and discussion across the lunar community. NextGen will organize an annual early-career networking lunch during the LEAG meeting. Please direct any questions to the LEAG Liaison, Sarah Valencia (sarah.n.valencia@nasa.gov).

LEAG Meeting Mentoring
The LEAG meeting will feature a mentoring program for attendees who are early career and/or new to the lunar community. Mentees will be paired with a mentor who is an experienced member of the LEAG community. This mentoring opportunity will be available at the in-person meeting and will also have an option for virtual participants. Any questions can be directed to the LEAG Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Chair, Dr. Kristen Bennett (kbennett@usgs.gov).

If you are interested in being a mentee at the LEAG meeting, please fill out this form by August 12, 2022: https://forms.gle/fZshRXrZecWEQYj99


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