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Meet our next remarkable woman: Lindy Elkins-Tanton


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Meet our next remarkable woman: Lindy Elkins-Tanton

Lindy Elkins-Tanton is the Principal Investigator of NASA's Psyche mission, Arizona State University Vice President of the Interplanetary Initiative, and co-founder of Beagle Learning, a tech company training and measuring collaborative problem-solving and critical thinking. Her research concerns terrestrial planetary evolution.

After receiving her academic degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lindy became a professor at MIT, a research scientist at Brown University and a lecturer at St. Mary's College of Maryland. Within ten years of completing her Ph.D. and serving as an associate professor in geology at MIT, she was recruited to the directorship position at Carnegie's Department of Terrestrial Magnetism. Lindy is currently the Director of Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Science.

Lindy is a prolific figure in the planetary science community. As the Principal Investigator of NASA's Psyche mission to explore the metallic asteroid 16 Psyche, she is the second woman to lead a NASA mission to a major solar system body. For all her amazing contributions, Asteroid 8252 Elkins-Tanton was named after her. She is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. This year, William Morrow published her memoir, A Portrait of the Scientist as a Young Woman.


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