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2014 Annual Science Report

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Reporting  |  SEP 2013 – DEC 2014

EPO Activity: Media Interviews

Project Progress

MIT team member Dawn Sumner gave media interviews about her Antarctic Research to Insight on Capitol Public Radio NPR (10/14/2013), Take Two on KPCC NPR (10/10/2013), and to Nature News on the US government shutdown of the Antarctic field season (10/8/2013). Sumner also gave interviews on her Mars Science Laboratory research to Capitol Public Radio Insight (10/6/2014 and 12/17/2014, link:, Capitol Weekly (10/24/2014), Nature News (various dates in spring 2014), the UC Office of the President (4/25/2014), and Wired Magazine (2/24/2014). Together with team member Phoebe Cohen, Sumner also participated in the panel discussion “Ancient Earth, Alien Earths” on NASA TV (8/20/2014; link: