October 16th, 2013 – Meeting Minutes

Grebes Agenda Items:

Come up with title and tag line for the seminar series!

Chris McKay – May 7th

     member of NASA

     mars mission guy

     studying life in extreme environments elsewhere

     alien biology, novel biochemistry

Lynn Rothschild – April

     understanding life (microbes) in extreme environments on earth

     NASA’s synthetic biology dept.

     elucidate evolutionary principles, or create new ones

Maggie Turnbull – end of may/beginning of june, less flexible

     freelance astrobiologist

     non-profit global science institute

     tries to identify habitable planets for life

     big catalogs of planets, stars, etc.

     honorarium – $250

 

Discuss and brainstorm possible IE2 logos/designs for Tshirts

Dates for the graduate panel

 

Attendance:

Thom Nelson, Ashley Bateman, Allison Fuiten, Kristen Alligood, Lorien Reynolds, Felipe Campos, Heather Archer, Holly Arnold, Adam Burns, Andrew Nishida, Christine O’Connor, Lucas Nebert, Dan Thomas

Meeting Minutes
5:00 – 5:14 – Bill
“Seminar-lunch” is now “seminar-light-lunch”.
Winter seminar is a job search

5:14 – 5:19 – Christine
Advertising for grad panel on org sync and printed out flyers

5:19 – 5:48 – Catch phrases and themes for exobiology series
Our working title:
****Earth, Mars, and Beyond; Life at the Limits****

Other suggestions were:

Earth, mars and beyond
Biology in Space
Life is out there
Life at the limits; Exobiology and the search for ET
The final frontier of life
Biology in space; life at the limits on earth, mars, and beyond
The limits of life; earth mars and beyond

5:48 – 5:55 – Allison
Tshirts design for IEE

Next Meeting – Travel Awards

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