Samuel Cartwright was born and raised in Ogden, UT and graduated from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Geology in 2018. In addition to his senior thesis on detrital zircon geochronology of accreted terranes in south-central Maine, he conducted planetary remote sensing research of the Moon and Mars during summer internships at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC and the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, TX. During a year-long post-baccalaureate internship at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD, he worked with the science team for the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) to produce a global map of hydrated mineralogy. He is currently pursuing his M.S. at the University of Nevada, Reno with a project investigating the spectroscopy of ice and dust mixtures in the south polar cap of Mars.
planetary geology, remote sensing, geologic mapping, spectroscopy
B.A. Geology, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, 2018