AbSciCon 2022 Competition Winners Announced
Announcing the winners of the Poster Competition and Creative Writing Competition from the 2022 Astrobiology Science Conference
AbSciCon 2022 Student Poster Competition
The winners of the Student Poster Competition from the 2022 Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon 2022) have been announced! This competition, sponsored by the NASA Astrobiology Program, is held every AbSciCon and has been a great way to highlight the high-quality, original research being undertaken by our early career scientists.
Please check out the links to the winning posters (complete with audio narration!), and don’t hesitate to reach out and congratulate the winners.
Abigail Johnson, Georgia Institute of Technology, “Bacterial Clathrate-Binding Proteins in the Deep Subsurface Biosphere: Implications for Gas Clathrate Stability and Habitability”
Lucas Fifer, University of Washington, “Isotopic Fractionation and Volatile Loss on Enceladus Due to Plume Eruption”
3rd Place:Nicole Fiore, University of Nebraska Lincoln, “Calcium Carbonate as a Carbon Source for Hydrogenotrophic Methanogenesis in the Martian Subsurface”
AbSciCon 2022 Creative Writing Competition
The first annual AbSciCon Creative Writing Competition was held in association with AbSciCon 2022. All submissions needed to be related to astrobiology and the search for life, but could also be focused on science, technology, missions, architecture, and management.
The winners are:
Martian Melody, by Lydia Kivrak
Once is Never, by Yunha Hwang
On Waiting, by Annaliese Meyer
Six Limericks of Astrobiology, by Vince LiCata
Pinpricks, by Margaret Weng
Encounters, by Teresa McCarrell
A Sky Beneath the Crust, by Rohan Chowdhury and Anurup Mohanty
Astrobiological Humanities Group for Interplanetary Protection and Defense Policies, by Flora Dutra
Please join us in also acknowledging all those who participated, organized, and judged the submissions.