[GEM] THE GEM MESSENGER, Volume 27, Number 6

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Volume 27, Number 6

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Table of Contents

1. Call for Nominations for GEM Chair-elect, 2017-2019

2. Extended Deadline: Spots Available for GEM Student Day

3. Deadline for AGU Union Honors... don't forget the Spilhaus Award!


1. Call for Nominations for GEM Chair-elect, 2017-2019
From: Jacob Bortnik (jbortnik at gmail.com) on behalf of the GEM steering committee

The GEM steering committee is seeking nominations for a new chair-elect to serve in the period 2017-2019, before assuming the chairmanship over the period 2019-2021.  The duties of the chair-elect include serving as a regular member on the GEM steering committee, and assisting the chair with the administration of the GEM group, workshop planning and organization.

To be considered, we request a 1-2 paragraph statement of interest (at most half a page) and a 2-page CV.  Please send the application materials to jbortnik [at] gmail [dot] com by March 10th for full consideration.  The GEM Steering committee will meet and make a decision shortly after the deadline for submissions.

For more information on the GEM steering committee membership and duties, please see the GEM webpage:

2. Extended Deadline: Spots Available for GEM Student Day
From: Anthony Saikin, Suzanne Smith (suzanne.e.smith at nasa.gov)

We've begun planning Student Day (the Sunday before GEM, June 18th) and are now calling for requests to give the student tutorials. The tutorials are meant to be a general/informative introduction to magnetospheric concepts. Talks will be roughly 15 minutes with a few minutes for questions afterwards. Currently we have fifteen planned student tutorials:

1.) The Sun, the solar wind, and the heliosphere
2.) Dayside outer magnetosphere: magnteopause, magnetosheath, cusps
3.) Nightside outer magnetosphere: magnetotail, plasma sheet, cusps
4.) Inner magnetosphere: radiation belts, ring current, plasmasphere
5.) Ionosphere/Thermosphere
6.) Geomagnetic storms
7.) Substorms
8.) Magnetic Reconnection
9.) Waves: plasmaspheric hiss, EMIC, chorus, whistler, etc.
10.) Mission overview: MMS, Van Allen Probes, etc.
11.) Global models
12.) Process models
13.) NEW FOCUS GROUP: Dayside Kinetic Processes in Global Solar Wind-Magnetosphere Interaction
14.) NEW FOCUS GROUP: Magnetotail dipolarization and its effects on the inner magnetosphere
15.) NEW FOCUS GROUP: 3D ionospheric electrodynamics and its impact on the Magnetosphere – Ionosphere – Thermosphere coupled system

If you are interested in giving a student tutorial, please send an email application to Suzanne (suzanne.e.smith at nasa.gov) and Anthony (aax75 at wildcats.unh.edu) with the following information:

(1) Your Name
(2) Your institution
(3) Topic(s) you would like, with preference clearly stated. The more topics you are willing and able to give, the more of a chance you will have of giving a tutorial. 
(4) Year in graduate school
(5) Motivation for giving a talk

Applications for tutorials are due March 13th! 

3. Deadline for AGU Union Honors... don't forget the Spilhaus Award!
From: Patricia Reiff (reiff at rice.edu)

Don't forget - deadline for AGU Union Honors is March 15.  Please consider nominating an outstanding colleague for the Athelstan Spilhaus award for lifetime achievement in outreach.  SPA has been fortunate in getting a number of winners and excellent nominees.  Please nominate so we can recognize the many worthy candidates we have in this field.

The Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) program is sponsored by the Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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