Dr. Rafael Loureiro: Professor, Space Botanist, and an Ambassador of Science

By Aditi Sharma Before joining the Young Scientist Program as a Research Associate, I had never thought about the intersection of space and biology. This summer, I have had the wonderful opportunity to explore a new realm of science. I have also had the great pleasure of learning from numerous mentors and listening to their inspirational stories. Dr. Rafael Loureiro‚Äôs story is one that focuses on space, botany, and the importance of science communication. He received a B.Sc. in Marine […]

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BMSIS Scientist Feature: Dr. Carl Pilcher

By Sarah Treadwell Few people can say they have the career record of Dr. Carl Pilcher. Even less can say they have had the admiration of so many mentees over the years. When it was finally my turn to sit down for a conversation with Dr. Pilcher, the accolades turned out to be justified.  Dr. Pilcher is now retired from a long and exciting career, of which the last 30 years included NASA administration duties. He humorously admitted to me […]

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Seclusion: Short Film & Crowdfunding Campaign

Help support the crowdfunding campaign for a new short film called Seclusion. The story focuses on the final moment between a couple as one of them prepares for space mission launch. But as they say goodbye, we realize something about her mission that changes everything. Vivian Tse, a fellow SAGANet member and science enthusiast, has been working on a feature-length film about this idea for a quite some time. She and her team finally decided to make a short companion […]

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