The Stephen E. Dwornik Undergraduate Research Paper Award was begun by a generous endowment by Dr. Dwornik, who wished to encourage American youth to become involved with NASA and planetary studies. By awarding students for outstanding research, Dr. Dwornik has greatly increased both the number of students presenting original research at the annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, and the quality of the science.
Each year at the annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, students may submit abstracts for consideration of the award. The students must be first author and a United States citizen. Along with submission of the abstract, the student must also MAIL in a HARDCOPY form (found in the LPSC registration materials) that their advisor must also sign, confirming that the student performed this research and is a citizen of the USA. If this hardcopy form is not mailed into LPSC, the paper will be disqualified.
There are two winners each year: one for the best oral presentation, and another for the best poster presentation. Any number of honorable mentions may be awarded each year at the judges' discretion.
Please see the LPSC website for information on abstract submittal. Please note that even if your abstract is electronically submitted, a HARDCOPY of the signed authorization form must also be MAILED in to LPSC for your paper to be considered for judging.
If you have any questions, please contactTracy Gregg.