Outreach & Education

Outreach

 

November 19, 2020

Space Storms in the Upper Atmosphere and Ionosphere

Part of the NCAR Explorer Series. Light from the aurora, high above the polar regions of the Earth, is a faint but spectacular manifestation of weather in space. It is generated in the upper atmosphere by electric currents coupling the magnetosphere to the ionosphere, driven by space storms from the Sun. In this Explorer Series talk, Dr. Stan Solomon delves into the physics and chemistry that controls the ionosphere, how the aurora is formed, and a new scientific partnership called the Center for Geospace Storms. Come and learn about the ionosphere and wonders of nature above in the sky.

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September 03, 2020

Mysteries of Geospace Storms

CGS PI Slava Merkin talks about mysteries of geospace storms to the global community of The International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES).

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July 08, 2020

Center for Geospace Storms (CGS) e-visits APL Summer Space Camp

CGS PI Slava Merkin talks to middle schoolers about space weather and geospace storms as part of the APL Space Sector's Summer Space Camp.

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January 21, 2020

Worlds Beyond Earth

CGS simulations are featured in the "Worlds Beyond Earth" show at the Hayden planetarium of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in NYC. A GAMERA simulation of a geospace storm was visualized by AMNH scientific visualization experts, and the sequence shown here has been selected to screen in this year's Siggraph 2020 Electronic Theater. "Worlds Beyond Earth" tells the story of the surprisingly dynamic nature of the worlds that share our solar system and the unique conditions that make life on Earth possible. Narrated by Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o, "Worlds Beyond Earth" takes viewers on a journey far beyond our own blue planet to marvel at the latest discoveries from our cosmic neighbors.

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Student Opportunities

 

January 09, 2021

NCAR EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE INTERNSHIP

The NCAR Earth System Science Internship (NESSI), hosted by the NCAR office of Education & Outreach, offers students interested in the Earth system sciences an opportunity to conduct research with NCAR scientists from across all labs on a wide range of topics including but not limited to atmospheric science, computational science, engineering, and solar & space physics.

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December 18, 2020

Student programs at JHU/APL

Many opportunities exist at JHU/APL both for high school and college students. Visit the website to explore.

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December 18, 2020

Student opportunities at the National Center for Atmospheric Research

"From months-long visits that allow university faculty to answer pressing scientific questions in collaboration with our scientists, to days-long trainings on the nuts and bolts of our sophisticated weather model, we've got a little something for everyone."

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December 18, 2020

BOULDER SPACE WEATHER SUMMER SCHOOL

The Boulder Space Weather Summer School (SWSS), previously known as the CISM Space Weather Summer School, is a two-week program that gives students a comprehensive introduction to the science of space weather: what it is, what it does, and what can be done about it.

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December 15, 2020

JHU/APL ATLAS Intern Program

Are you looking for a fulfilling summer internship? If you're a full-time college student majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), or Tribal College or University (TCU), the ATLAS internship program is for you! This exciting program focuses on growing technical excellence, fostering professional development, and promoting networking.

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News Items of Student Interest @SuperDARN

For a complete listing of posted student internships on the VT SuperDARN site click here.

Education

 

November 18, 2020

3U Seminar Series: Dong Lin

As part of the CGS broadening impacts activities, CGS early career scientists participate in a three-university (3U) space science seminar series, held jointly by all of our participating universities: UNH, Virginia Tech and Rice.

This talk: "Exploring the ionosphere/thermosphere dynamics during geospace storms with the Multiscale Atmosphere-Geospace Environment (MAGE) model"
Speaker: Dong Lin, Postdoctoral Fellow, High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research

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November 17, 2020

VT Guest Lectures: Prof. Frank Toffoletto

As part of CGS broadening impacts activities, our team members who are teaching faculty give guest lectures at the participating universities.

Title: ''Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma using MHD'
Guest lector: Prof. Frank Toffoleto (Rice).
Class: ECE 5174 , ' Introduction to Plasma Science', graduate
Instructor: Prof. Colin Adams

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November 03, 2020

VT Guest Lectures: Prof. Harlan Spence

As part of CGS broadening impacts activities, our team members who are teaching faculty give guest lectures at the participating universities.

Title: 'MHD Modeling and Solar Wind-Magnetosphere Interactions'
Guest lector: Prof. Harlan Spence (UNH).
Class: ECE 5164, ' Introduction to Space Science I: The Solar Wind and Magnetosphere', graduate
Instructor: Prof. Scott England
Jointly with: ECE 4154 , 'Space Weather: The Solar Wind and Magnetosphere', undergraduate

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October 07, 2020

3U Seminar Series: Shanshan Bao

As part of the CGS broadening impacts activities, CGS early career scientists participate in a three-university (3U) space science seminar series, held jointly by all of our participating universities: UNH, Virginia Tech and Rice.

This talk: "Simulating storm-time magnetospheric dynamics with the Multiscale Atmosphere-Geospace Environment model"
Speaker: Shanshan Bao, Postdoctoral Research Associate at Rice University

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September 02, 2020

3U Seminar Series: Slava Merkin

As part of the CGS broadening impacts activities, CGS early career scientists participate in a three-university (3U) space science seminar series, held jointly by all of our participating universities: UNH, Virginia Tech and Rice. This initial presentation was given by the CGS PI, Slava Merkin, to kick off the series.

This talk: "NASA DRIVE Science Center for Geospace Storms: Transforming the Understanding and Predictability of Space Weather"
Speaker: Speaker: Slava Merkin, Space Physicist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

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