Sheridan Ackiss was presented a 2016 Pierazzo International Student Travel Award at the 6th International Conference on Mars Polar Science and Exploration in Reykjavik, Iceland.
The Pierazzo International Student Travel Award was established by PSI in memory of Senior Scientist Betty Pierazzo to support and encourage graduate students to build international collaborations and relationships in planetary science.
Ackiss, of Purdue University, received the award for a U.S.-based graduate student traveling to a planetary meeting outside the U.S. Her research title is "Mineralogical Evidence for Subglacial Volcanoes in the Sisyphi Montes Region of Mars."
Christy Caudill of the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration at the University of Western Ontario will receive the award for a non-U.S. based graduate student traveling to a planetary meeting in the U.S. when she attends the American Geophysical Union Fall 2016 Meeting in San Francisco, Calif., Dec. 12-16.
Above, PSI Postdoctoral Research Scientist Isaac Smith presents Ackiss with a certificate and a check for $2,000.