Tucson Festival of Books

Lindy Elkins-Tanton



Jon Simpson

Lindy Elkins-Tanton is the lead of the NASA Psyche mission, ASU 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, and she promotes and practices inquiry and exploration learning. Elkins-Tanton received her academic degrees from MIT. She worked at Brown University, MIT and the Carnegie Institution for Science before moving to Arizona State University. In 2018, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and in 2021 to the National Academy of Sciences, and asteroid (8252) Elkins-Tanton is named for her.

Elkins-Tanton's book "A Portrait of the Scientist As a Young Woman: A Memoir" was published by HarperCollins in June 2022.

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Scheduled events:
Inspiration from Earth and Space
As unlikely as it seems, the history of the simple egg and the beginnings of the universe have brought these remarkable women together here today ... and we get to greet both of them. Say hello to Lindy Elkins-Tanton and Lizzie Stark!

Student Union Sabino (Seats 87)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Lindy Elkins-Tanton, Lizzie Stark
Moderator: Lori Riegel, Ph.D.
Those Starry Skies
Join authors Lindy Elkins-Tanton and Tim Hunter as they sit down with UArizona's Space Institute Director Timothy Swindle to discuss what drew them to learning about planets, stars and the vastness of space.

Science City - Main Stage (Seats 195)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Science City (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Lindy Elkins-Tanton, Tim Hunter
Moderator: Timothy Swindle

Book:
A Portrait of the Scientist As a Young Woman
A Memoir
Science / Medicine / Technology
HarperCollins Publishers
June 2022
ISBN 9780063086906
272 pages
$29.99
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