Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Lunar and Small Bodies Graduate Conference (LunGradCon 2014) to be held on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the NASA Ames Research Center, preceding the NASA Exploration Science Forum (ESF). With the expanded interests of the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), the scope of this year's LunGradCon is also expanding to include both lunar and small bodies science. LunGradCon provides an opportunity for grad students and early-career postdocs to present their research on lunar and small body science in a low-stress, friendly environment, being critiqued only by their peers. In addition to oral presentations, the conference presents opportunities for professional development and networking with fellow grad students and postdocs, as well as senior members of SSERVI. A limited amount of funding will be provided for travel and lodging costs. The deadline for regsitration and abstract submission is June 13th 2014, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Next Generation Lunar Scientists and Engineers Event at
NASA Exploration Science Forum

Join the Next Generation Lunar Scientists and Engineers (NGLSE) group on Wednesday, July 23, for a discussion about mission involvement. What roles are available to you at various levels in your career? What skills should you develop in order to communicate and work together effectively with your peers?

A panel of experts representing various mission roles will share their suggestions and lessons learned. The discussion will take place immediately after the Forum at Ames Research Center on Wednesday, July 23, from 5:15-6:30 pm in the Main Room in Building 152 (the same room as the Exploration Science Forum). The panel discussion will also be webcast for those that can¹t attend in person (link will be available soon).
An informal networking event will take place after the panel discussion at a location to be determined.

Noah Petro and Lora Bleacher on behalf of the NGLSE group