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National Geographic Emerging Explorer
Bethany Ehlmann of the Planetary Science Section has been named one of National Geographic’s Emerging Explorers, which honors “uniquely gifted and inspiring young adventurers, scientists, photographers, and storytellers - explorers who are already making a difference early in their careers.”
Ehlmann is a participating scientist on Mars Science Laboratory and is also an assistant professor of planetary science at Caltech. She is of 17 worldwide to receive the annual honor. National Geographic awards recipients $10,000 for research and exploration.