Public and Scientist Engagement Events

Education and Workforce Posters

Before and during the conference, please be sure to check out the posters at these sessions:

Public Events: Live from LPSC

Monday through Thursday, March 15–18, 2021, 7:00 p.m. CDT

The public is invited to hear from planetary scientists about the latest research and discussions occurring during this annual conference. The format will include general discussion of the planetary missions arriving at Mars, including the Mars Perseverance rover along with our plans for returning to the Moon, missions to asteroids, and new discoveries from lunar Apollo samples. To participate during the week of the conference, join here or check out LPI’s YouTube channel.

First Mode Webinar: Advice on Industry Careers for Early Career Scientists and Their Mentors

Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 2:30–3:30 p.m. CDT

Learn what career opportunities are available in industry for planetary scientists and how to pursue them, with speaker Elizabeth Frank from First Mode. Bring your questions! Join here.

LPI Webinar: Sharing Planetary Science: Social Media

Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 3:30–4:00 p.m. CDT

A popular way to disseminate planetary science to a variety of audiences is through social media. Learn techniques and suggestions for disseminating your science from masters of social media, and discuss institutional policies. Speakers include Courtney O’Connor, NASA Social Media Specialist; Dr. Edgard Rivera-Valentín, LPI Staff Scientist; and Julie Tygielski, LPI Social Media and Communications. Join here.

LPI Webinar: Planetary ReaCH: Learn How to Participate

Thursday, March 18, 2021, 2:00–2:30 p.m. CDT

Through the new Planetary ReaCH (Resources and Content Heroes) project, LPI and its partners will conduct workshops to prepare planetary scientists and engineers to engage audiences within NASA’s Science Activation portfolio, with an explicit focus on Black and Latinx communities. Join to learn more about this program and how you can participate. Join here.