Young Scientist Jennifer Moreno talks organic chemistry and ethics in science with high school students

BMSIS Young Scientist Jennifer Moreno (interning with BMSIS Scientist Dr. Andro Rios) recently had the opportunity to share her knowledge of chemistry, meteorites, the origin(s) of life, and ethics in science with students at St. Patrick – St. Vincent Catholic High School in Vallejo, California, USA! She spoke to three classes of chemistry students (~20-30 students per class), all of whom were sitting in the same chemistry classroom as she had when she herself was a student at St. Patrick […]

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BMSIS Scientists at AGU!

  ‘Tis the season of AGU-ing, and some of our wonderful BMSIS Scientists had the opportunity to meet up for a team get together in Washington, D.C. for the 2018 fall meeting of AGU. Scientists from around the world are at the conference this year to share their research, to talk about public engagement with science and how to share their voices, to talk about their new approaches in education, and to talk about science policy and advocacy. We’re proud […]

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Upcoming Conference: Impacts and their Role in the Evolution of Life, Sweden, June 2019

Next summer (10-13 June) in Tällberg, Sweden, the Nordic Astrobiology Network, Stockholm University, Lund University, and the European Astrobiology Campus are holding a conference on “Impacts and their Role in the Evolution of Life“. Topics covered by the conference will include the role of impacts in the early history of the Solar System, the characterization of impactors (asteroids, meteorites, comets, etc.) and impact sites, the role impacts could have played in the emergence and evolution of life, and possible threats to […]

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AstroBioCon – Pune, India, 15-16 December!

BMSIS is proud to be a co-sponsor of the upcoming International Conference on Astrobiology (AstroBioCon) in Pune, India, December 15th through 16th, 2018. This two day conference will be a platform for interaction between international speakers, researchers, and academics working in astrobiology. Conference sessions and themes will include general astrobiology, astrochemistry, astrobiology education and outreach, extreme environments, and astrophysical research. The final session of the conference will focus on the development of an Astrobiology India Road Map. Interested individuals can […]

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The First Course in Astrobiology at Modern College in Pune, India

BMSIS Scientist Dr. Parag Vaishampayan recently coordinated with Dr. Rebecca Thombre of Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce in Pune, India, to offer the college’s first certificate course in astrobiology. Ten students from the college took this initial course offering, studying topics related to the origin of life, evolution, space exploration, planetary protection, and the quest to find habitable worlds beyond the Earth. Over 15 days, the students considered the history of Indian space exploration, endeavors in the science […]

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