Paper by Ray Greenwald cited by Radio Science as a top downloaded article

By: miker  on: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018 05:45 PM EST  (391 Reads)
The AGU journal Radio Science has announced that Ray's article cited below has been identified as one of the journal's top 10 most downloaded papers (based on measuring downloads within the first 12 months of on-line publication for articles published between 2016-2017):

Greenwald, R. A. (2017), The importance of international collaboration in space research, Radio Sci., 52, 511–515, doi:10.1002/2017RS006329.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017RS006329/full(external link)

The article was commissioned by the editors of Radio Science as part of an Earth Day series reviewing the status of space science in the U.S.

Congratulations, Ray!

JRO International Research Experience Program in Peru, Summer 2018 - deadline extended

By: miker  on: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018 07:09 AM EST  (1379 Reads)
The Jicamarca Radio Observatory (JRO) located near Lima, Peru is once again the venue for a summer school that is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Senior undergraduate and beginning graduate students with interests in atmospheric and ionospheric science and radar techniques, electronics, RF, instrumentation and computer science may apply. If you would like to discuss this possibility with interested VT faculty, contact Dr. Mike Ruohoniemi (mikeruo@vt.edu) or Dr. Jo Baker (bakerjb@vt.edu) or any faculty member in the Space@VT research center listed at http://space.vt.edu/people.html.(external link) The application deadline is February 22, 2018 and the JIREP web site is http://jro.igp.gob.pe/jirep/(external link)

For more details click 'Read more'

2018 ISR Summer School at University of Massachusetts, Lowell

By: miker  on: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018 05:21 PM EST  (525 Reads)
The 2018 ISR Summer School will be held July 21-27 at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. The school provides students with hands-on experience in designing and running experiments in the ionosphere and upper atmosphere with large incoherent scatter radars (ISRs). Applications are considered for both 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. The summer school web site is http://www.amisr.com/workshop(external link) For more information about the school, please contact

The deadline for application submission is 01 March 2018. Notice of acceptance will be sent to participants by 30 March 2018.

2018 SuperDARN Workshop in Banyuls, France: June 3 - 8, 2018

By: miker  on: Fri., Feb. 09, 2018 04:19 PM EST  (1084 Reads)
Dr. Aurélie Marchaudon has announced that the “Planets, Environments and Space Plasmas” (PEPS) team of the Institute for Research in Astrophysics and Planetology (IRAP) of Toulouse (National Center for Scientific Research, CNRS and University Toulouse 3 - Paul Sabatier, UT3) will host the SuperDARN Workshop 2018 at the Oceanological Observatory of Banyuls-sur-Mer (Occitanie, France) from the 3rd to the 8th of June 2018. The website is open for late registration until May 27. Workshop website: https://superdarn2018.sciencesconf.org/?forward-action=index&forward-controller=index&lang=en(external link)

A first version of the programme is online at: https://superdarn2018.sciencesconf.org/program/details(external link)

2018 Boulder Space Weather Summer School

By: miker  on: Fri., Feb. 09, 2018 12:47 PM EST  (335 Reads)
The 2018 Boulder Space Weather Summer School (formerly the CISM Space Weather Summer School) will be held July 9-20 at NCAR in Boulder, CO. The SWSS is a comprehensive two-week introduction to the science of space weather: what it is, what it does, and what can be done about it.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
For further information and instructions on how to apply see:
http://www2.hao.ucar.edu/SWSS(external link)
Or contact Mark Miesch (miesch@ucar.edu).
See 'Read more' for additional details

2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate STEM Research Scholarships Available

By: miker  on: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018 02:02 PM EST  (344 Reads)
The 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 February 5, 2018. See http://www.vsgc.odu.edu/sf/undergrad/(external link)

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (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 February 5, 2018. See
http://www.vsgc.odu.edu/sf/gradfellow/(external link)

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