Hello! If you are planning on attending the Astrobiology Graduate Student Conference (AbGradCon) in August, please consider applying for the 4th annual Research Focus Group (RFG). The research focus group is an intensive (BUT FUN) three day workshop (August 24-26th) designed to group students from different research backgrounds to come together and create a novel idea that is feasible, fundable and has scientific merit. Each group will present their proposals and will be judged by the other groups participating. The main point of the workshop is to gain collaborative proposal writing skills, and I can assure you, it’s going to be A LOT of fun! This years RFG is going to be held on the Catalina Islands of the coast of LA. I encourage all AbGradCon-ers to APPLY! CLICK ME FOR MORE INFORMATION!!! CLICK ME TO APPLY!!!