- Press Release
- Dec 2, 2022
National Academy of Sciences Elects Two Astrobiologists
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has announced the election of 84new members, including two members of the NASA Astrobiology community.
Geologist Samuel Bowring is a current member of the NASA Astrobiology Institute team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Bowring is a professor in MIT“s Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science.
Exoplanet researcher Sara Seager was a member of the CAN-1 and CAN–3NAI teams at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, as well as the CAN-4team at the University of Washington. Seager also acted as PI for a project that examined the potential for using nanosatellites to search for Earth-like planets transiting bright, Sun-like stars with the Astrobiology Science & Technology Instrument Development (ASTID) element of the NASAAstrobiology Program. Seager is a professor of planetary science and physics, and Class of 1941 Professorship Chair at MIT.