Honors Symposia – Adriana Ocampo

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In collaboration with the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) and their National Hispanic Scientist of the Year Award, the UT Honors Program hosted Dr. Adriana Ocampo on October 21st.  She spoke to a standing room only crowd of high school and college students (along with faculty and staff) about her research.  Dr. Ocampo was one of the lead researchers on the team that first determined the site of the Chicxulub Crater that is now believed to have been the event that began the mass extinction non-avian dinosaurs (known as the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event).  Dr. Ocampo works at NASA where she has helped with numerous interplanetary missions, including New Horizons, OSIRIS-REx, and Juno.

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