New radars under construction in Inner Mongolia

By: miker  on: Fri., Oct. 16, 2020 12:16 PM EDT  (23 Reads)
SuperDARN PI Dr. Jiaojiao Zhang has passed on the news that two radars are under construction at a site in Inner Mongolia. The build is part of the Meridian Project phase II and follows the inauguration of the first SuperDARN radar in China at a site near Jiamusi (http://vt.superdarn.org/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=354). This will be a twin radar site. The photo shows the construction of one of the antenna arrays. A total of six radars are planned to be built as a chain across northern China. Jiaojiao has been assisted in this work from the beginning by her colleague Dr. Ailan Lan.

Congratulations to Dr. Zhang and her team at the National Space Science Center (CAS)!

Photo credit: Boyu Huang
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2021 NASA Heliophysics Summer School - Recruitment Announcement

By: miker  on: Thu., Oct. 15, 2020 10:03 PM EDT  (42 Reads)
The 2021 Heliophysics Summer School will be held June 15 - 22, 2021 in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. The school is seeking approximately 35 graduate students, from masters through postdoctoral fellows. Participants will learn about the exciting science of heliophysics as a broad, coherent discipline that reaches in space from the Earth’s troposphere to the depths of the Sun, and in time from the formation of the solar system to the distant future. For more details see 'Read More'.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 2021 Heliophysics Summer School may be held in a virtual format.
Website: https://cpaess.ucar.edu/heliophysics/summer-school/recruitment-announcement(external link)

Deadline for Applications: January 22, 2021

The Virginia Tech SuperDARN Radar Group re-locates with Space@VT to a Campus Location

By: miker  on: Tue., Oct. 13, 2020 04:30 PM EDT  (42 Reads)
Over the course of August and September of 2020 the SuperDARN radar group, with its offices and lab, re-located from a building in the Corporate Research Center on the outskirts of Blacksburg to a location near the heart of campus. This was part of the move of the Center for Space Science and Engineering Research (Space@VT) which counts groups in the ECE and AOE departments. Owing to covid-19 circumstances actual activities in the new areas remain limited with most people accessible by email and Zoom. The new quarters for the SuperDARN group are located on the 3rd floor of Durham Hall. Details of our new mailing address are given in 'Read More'. We look forward to welcoming visitors in our new quarters!
The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) Undergraduate STEM Research Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $8,500 to rising juniors and seniors who are enrolled full-time in a program of study in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) and have a specific faculty-mentored research project that has NASA or aerospace relevance. Application deadline is January 29, 2021. See https://vsgc.odu.edu/undergraduatescholarships/(external link)

The VSGC Graduate Research STEM Fellowship Program provides fellowships of $6,000 in add-on support to graduate students to supplement and enhance basic research support. Applicants must be Student at NASA enrolled full-time in a program of study in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) and have a specific faculty-mentored research project that has NASA or aerospace relevance. Application deadline is January 29, 2021. See https://vsgc.odu.edu/graduatefellowships/(external link)

For a complete listing of posted student internships click on the menu item 'Student Opportunities' or directly on http://vt.superdarn.org/tiki-index.php?page=Student+Interest(external link)

NASA at SciFest Sept. 16-23 - Student Opportunity

By: miker  on: Wed., Sep. 09, 2020 02:26 PM EDT  (229 Reads)
NASA will be at this year's SciFest from Sept. 16-23. This is a FREE virtual career fair for students, recent graduates, and early career folks.
Registration: https://usasciencefestival.org/ccc/.(external link) This effort is in collaboration with NASA's recruitment team and NASA Internships is helping support this event by spreading awareness via social media. NASA representatives will be sharing how students and recent graduates can get involved with the agency.
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UPDATE - Services restored following the move of the VT SuperDARN server system

By: miker  on: Tue., Sep. 08, 2020 01:27 PM EDT  (488 Reads)
Sep. 8, 2020: UPDATE: The services enabled by the Virginia Tech SuperDARN server are now believed to be fully restored following a physical move of the hardware to new quarters. Thank you for bearing with us through the interruption. Special thanks to Kevin for managing the move and to Bharat for assisting with some technical issues.
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