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Spaceward Bound: Mojave 2010
Planetary Science in California’s Mojave Desert

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Mojave 2010-2: March 28-April 1

  • San Francisco State University Pre-Service Teachers
  • Nevada & Arizona In-Service Teachers

group photo of Spaceward Bound Mojave 2010 -2

Webcast Training Sessions:

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @ 3 - 4 pm Pacific (6-7 pm Eastern, 2300 GMT)
Tuesday, March 2, 2010 @ 3 - 4 pm Pacific (6 - 7 pm Eastern, 2300 GMT)
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 3 - 4 pm Pacific (6 - 7 pm Eastern, 2300 GMT)

Biographies of Participants:

Jacqueline Benitez - Physics / Astronomy Major, San Francisco State University
Penelope Boston - Geomicrobiologist, New Mexico Tech
Elaine Bryant - Biological Sciences, San Jose State University
Amanda Chui, Mathematics / Sociology Major, San Francisco State University
Jessica Cimino - Bridger Middle School, Las Vegas, Nevada
Liza Coe - Educator; NASA Ames Education Division
Michelle Collins - Goynes Elementary, North Las Vegas, Nevada
Curtis Coney - Huffaker Elementary, Reno, Nevada
Diane Cooper - Rancho High School, Las Vegas, Nevada
Anthony Dunn - Physics / Astronomy Major, San Francisco State University

Brian Finley - Mathematics Major, San Francisco State University
Jane Hall-Dadson - Science Teacher & Science Learning Area Leader, Exeter High School, Exeter, Tasmania.
Jenelle Hopkins - Centennial High School North, Las Vegas, Nevada
Tony Kruk - North Valleys High School, Reno, Nevada
Dan Kurtak - Round Mountain High School, Round Mountain, Nevada
Wende Lestelle - Spring Valley High School, Las Vegas, Nevada
Daniel Loewen - NEAT Teacher, Fresno County Office of Education, California
Elizabeth Marie Lopez - Mathematics Major, San Francisco State University
Chris McKay - Planetary Scientist, NASA Ames; Expedition Lead
Leyla Morrison - Valley High School, Las Vegas, Nevada

Jennifer Mortensen - Fernley High School, Fernley, Nevada
Jim Nienow - Biology, Valdosta State University
Marilyn Ong - Mathematics / Physics Major, San Francisco State University
Meredith Perry - Paleobiology Student, University of Pennsylvania
Sabine Rech, Associate Professor Department of Biological Sciences San Jose State University
Luther Richardson -Physics/Computer Science Teacher, NEAT member
Andrew Richmond - Marine Biology Major, San Francisco State University
Danielle A. Shean - Lead Educator, Research Scientist, Victorian Space Science Education Centre
Ken Silburn - Head Science Teacher , Casula High School, New South Wales
Henry Sun - Microbiologist, Desert Research Institute/Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences

Christy Thompson - Cave Thermography
Jim Thompson - Cave Research Scientist
Doralene Tsosie - Chinle USD, Chinle, Arizona
Doreen Tsosie - Chinle Elementary, Chinle, Arizona
Stephanie Valverde - Liberal Studies / Earth Science Major, San Francisco State University
Kimberly Velasquez, Mathematics Major, San Francisco State University
Steve Wells
- Geomorphology
Michelle Wen - Physics Major, San Francisco State University

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Editor: Linda Conrad
NASA Official: Liza Coe
Last Updated: March 2010