Missions have been announced that welcome student ideas and participation in the launch of scientific sounding rockets from the Andoya rocket range located in Norway. The first, called the Grand Challenge Initiative - CUSP Project, welcomes partners for the purpose of access to all CGI data via a common database. The second, the Grand Challenge Student Rocket (G-Chaser), is an education-specific program to recruit interested universities to provide student payloads. Information on both programs can be found at http://www.grandchallenge.no/
If you would like to discuss these opportunities or more broadly the possibility of conducting space research with Virginia Tech faculty, contact anyone in Space@VT or email Dr. Mike Ruohoniemi at .
Welcome to the Virginia Tech SuperDARN Student Interest Page. Here you will find information important to prospective, current, and future VT SuperDARN students, as well students with a general interest in Space Science. This includes information about the lab, news items of interest to students, and important training and policy information. If you have interest in SuperDARN or space related studies, please contact either Dr. Mike Ruohoniemi or Dr. Jo Baker.
The Virginia Tech SuperDARN radar group conducts research on Earth’s space environment using HF radars and allied instrumentation and operates the U.S. component of the international SuperDARN collaboration as an Upper Atmosphere Facility for the National Science Foundation. The activities of the group are student-centered and involve all facets of research, including hardware design, operations, data analysis, and collaborative support for the scientific community. The group is a component of the Space@VT research center within the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech.Read More...
Current student research activities include analysis of ionospheric irregularities observed with the new mid-latitude chain of SuperDARN radars, study of ultra low frequency pulsations in the magnetosphere and ionosphere, intercomparison of GPS/TEC data with radar observations of ionospheric stucture, and studies of ionospheric plasma convection and the impacts of space weather disturbance on the ionosphere. Students are closely involved with the operation of the radars including travel to the sites and hardware development and testing. Students also develop new data products and software tools for analysis. They assist members of the scientific community in accessing and utilizing the SuperDARN data set, develop scientific collaborations with colleagues, and represent the group at meetings and conferences. The Virginia Tech SuperDARN radar group is headed by Drs. J. Michael Ruohoniemi (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Joseph B. H. Baker (email@example.com).
Archive of Student Items
Please visit our Archive of Student Items page for important information such as research ethics training and other important information all SuperDARN students need to know.
News Items of Student Interest
Many of the news items below represent excellent opportunities for interested students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. If you would like to talk to a Virginia Tech student who has participated in a number of these types of programs, please feel free to contact our student representative, Nathaniel Frissell.
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Deadline is March 14 for Applications to the Space@VT Research Experience for Undergraduates - Summer 2015By: miker on: Sat., Mar. 07, 2015 07:32 AM EST (2425 Reads)
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By: Nathaniel Frissell on: Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 11:41 AM EDT (2485 Reads)
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