Xueling Shi successfully defends her doctoral disstertation

By: miker  on: Thu., Apr. 18, 2019 10:18 AM EDT  (46 Reads)
VT SuperDARN student Xueling Shi defended her doctoral disseration on Thursday, April 18 to an examining committee of six professors. Xueling is advised by Drs. Jo Baker and Mike Ruohoniemi. She is particularly well known for her work on ULF pulsations that combines observations from radars, satellites, and magnetometers and has developed many collaborations. Xueling arrived at Virginia Tech having graduated with her MSc from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing as a student of Prof. Tao Chen. During her time at Virginia Tech she won a prestigious NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship. The title of Xueling's thesis is 'Occurrence Statistics and Driving Mechanisms of Ionospheric Ultra-Low Frequency Waves Observed by SuperDARN Radars'.

Congratulations, Xueling!
(Photo credit: D. Lin)

SuperDARN 2019 Workshop to be held at the foot of Mt. Fuji, Japan, June 2-7, 2019

By: miker  on: Sun., Apr. 14, 2019 11:45 AM EDT  (402 Reads)
Dr.Tsutomu Nagatsuma has announced that the web site is open for registration and submission of abstracts to the 2019 SuperDARN Workshop which will be held at the Highland Resort Hotel & Spa in Fujiyoshida, Japan, June 2-7, 2019. The Workshop is sponsored by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), the Nagoya University Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), the International Center for Space Weather Science and Education Kyushu University (ICSWSE), and the University of Electro-Communications (UEC). The Workshop website is http://superdarn2019.nict.go.jp/.(external link) Note the following due dates:
Abstracts: EXTENDED TO APRIL 19
Early bird registration: April 27
Accomodation booking: April 28

2019 ISR Summer School to be held at Pikku-Syote, Finland, Aug. 12-17 2019

By: miker  on: Tue., Apr. 09, 2019 02:25 AM EDT  (176 Reads)
The 2019 ISR Summer School, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (U.S.) and the EISCAT Scientific Association (Europe) will be held August 12-17 at Pikku-Syöte, about an hour’s drive from Oulu, Finland. The school provides students with hands-on experience in designing and running experiments at incoherent scatter radar facilities. During this summer school, students will have the opportunity to run experiments with the EISCAT incoherent scatter radars (ISRs) and use data from multiple ISR observatories, such as Poker Flat (PFISR), Millstone Hill, Arecibo and Jicamarca.

The ISR summer school is suitable for graduate and advanced undergraduate students and attendance is limited. For most students attending institutions within the United States, travel, housing and meals will be provided. For post-docs and students outside of the United States, funding will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Link to the program web site at https://amisr.com/workshop(external link)

The deadline for application submission is 19 April 2019. Notice of acceptance will be sent to participants by 3 May 2019.

Space@VT Summer 2019 Internships website now open for appplications

By: miker  on: Wed., Apr. 03, 2019 04:36 PM EDT  (103 Reads)
There are opportunities for undergrad students to participate as summer interns in research carried out by Space@VT research groups. The website for Summer 2019 applications is now open. Please apply using the applicable link below:

VT login required: https://goo.gl/forms/ckXw76SGuvY5Vntu1(external link)

External applicants: https://goo.gl/forms/s1qdiItra6Mpik6C3(external link)

More information about Space@VT can be found at http://www.space.vt.edu(external link) including a high-level listing of research topics at https://space.vt.edu/research.html.(external link)

2019 NASA Space Grant Internship Opportunities - NASA Student Internships and Fellowships

By: miker  on: Wed., Mar. 20, 2019 04:59 PM EDT  (708 Reads)
Educational opportunities are available at NASA for students at all levels. Applications are now being accepted for 2019 summer internships with a deadline of April 1, 2019. NASA also makes competitive awards to support independent research by faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students. A Pathways program offers paths to Federal interships for student from high school through post-graduate studies.
For more details and answers to specific questions regarding NASA Summer 2019 internships click on the 'Read More' to this News item. The NASA hosting web site is https://intern.nasa.gov(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)

Review Paper on the Accomplishments of the Mid-Latitude SuperDARN radars published

By: miker  on: Tue., Mar. 19, 2019 10:17 AM EDT  (324 Reads)
Dr. Nozoumu Nishitani has announced the publication of the paper "Review of the accomplishments of Mid-latitude Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) HF Radars" in the journal Progress in Earth and Planetary Science (PEPS). This represents the culmination of a three year effort by SuperDARN collaborators with funding from the Joint Research Program of ISEE, Nagoya University (ISEE/CICR International Workshop). The main workshop was held January 10-14, 2017 with the participants pictured here (link to workshop news item via http://vt.superdarn.org/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=257).(external link)
The link to the PEPS review paper is: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40645-019-0270-5(external link)
An ISEE news article is posted at http://www.isee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/en/research-results/20190318.html(external link)
How to cite and other information is provided in the 'Read More' part of this news item.

Congratulations to Nishitani-san and collaborators on achieving this important milestone!
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