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Silicon Valley Comic Con 2019 Schedule :: Penny Boston

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Penny Boston

Dr. Penelope Boston is Director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NASA Ames Research Center, CA). From 2002-2016, she served as Associate Director of the National Cave and Karst Research Institute (Carlsbad, NM) and Professor and Chair of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Dept. at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (Socorro, NM). Research areas include geomicrobiology and astrobiology in extreme environments (especially caves and mines, hot and cold deserts, high latitudes and altitudes); geological processes creating caves on other planets and moons; human life support issues in space and planetary environments; and use of robotics and other technologies to assist exploration and advance science in extreme Earth and extraterrestrial environments. She holds a PhD from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Boston received the 2010 Lifetime Science Achievement Award from the National Speleological Society, the Caving Legend Award from the Ft. Stanton Cave Study Project/Bureau of Land Management, and is a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences.

5:00 pm

The Science of Science Fiction :: Room 212ABCD
Gary Whitta, Paul Blake, Brian Herring, Penny Boston, Robert Hanson
Friday August 16, 2019 :: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

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