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Public and Scientist Engagement Events

LPSC 51 and all related Public and Scientist Engagement Events are cancelled due to concerns about COVID-19

The LPI will be conducting sessions for planetary scientists, students, and the general public. For more information, please e-mail education@lpi.usra.edu.

Planetary Palooza
March 15, 2020, 2:00–5:00 p.m., Montgomery Ballroom A
The public is invited to attend this free event with hands-on activities and presentations about ongoing solar system exploration. Scientists, members of NASA’s Science Activation Community, and public engagement specialists are welcome to participate in this year’s event. LPSC attendees who wish to participate may contact Christine Shupla (shupla@lpi.usra.edu).

Early Career Presenters Review
*REGISTRATION FOR ALL SESSIONS HAS CLOSED.*
March 15, 2:30–6:00 p.m., Sterling Ridge Room (orals only)
March 16, 7:00–9:00 p.m., Town Center Exhibit Area (posters only)
March 18, 12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m., Cochran’s Crossing Room (orals only)
March 18, 7:00–9:00 p.m., Town Center Exhibit Area (posters only)
Students, post-doctoral fellows, and other early career scientists preparing to present research at LPSC 2020 are invited to receive feedback from senior scientists before presenting during the regular meeting. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer as a reviewer, please contact Andy Shaner (shaner@lpi.usra.edu).

LPSC Insights:  Get Connected, Stay Connected
March 16, 12:00–1:15 p.m. Montgomery Ballroom Foyer
Are you a student attending LPSC for the first time? Are you unsure how to navigate the conference? Are you nervous about networking? The LPSC Insights: Get Connected, Stay Connected program is here for you! First-time student attendees who register for this program will be introduced to an experienced LPSC attendee, and the pair will spend time attending sessions and networking together. Registration is required at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/lpsc51_insights. Space is limited. Lunch will be provided. If you are an experienced LPSC attendee and would like to mentor a first-time attendee, please contact Andy Shaner. All other questions may also be directed to Andy Shaner (shaner@lpi.usra.edu).

Meet with educators from the NASA Science Activation Program
Throughout the conference
Members of the NASA Science Activation Collaborative will be present at LPSC with posters and at a booth. Come hear about NASA SMD activities and resources and discuss ways to partner and incorporate your science into these projects.

Planetary Scientist Workshop: Presenting to Culturally Diverse Audiences
March 19, 12:00–1:15 p.m., Montgomery Ballroom
It can be challenging to communicate when your audience’s experiences are different from your own. Explore models, metaphors, and analogies that do not rely on specific cultural experiences, and learn about making culturally relevant connections. Planetary scientists attending LPSC are invited to this free workshop. For more information, please contact Christine Shupla (shupla@lpi.usra.edu).

Live from LPSC
March 19, 5:00–6:00 p.m., Grogan’s Mill
The public is invited to join this teleconference to hear about the hot topics and ongoing research presented at LPSC. We will be joined by planetary scientists who will share their thoughts about this year’s presentations and discussions and respond to questions.