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Student Paper Prize Winners
The Ernest K. Smith Student Paper Competition is organized at each National Radio Science Meeting as well. Papers are reviewed by representatives of the 10 USNC-URSI commissions and the top three authors are invited to present their research at a special plenary session. Awards are given for First Prize ($1000), Second Prize ($750), and Third Prize ($500).
Funding for the student travel fellowships is provided by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Army Research Office, and USNC/URSI meeting funds. Information on the student travel support program and the student paper competition is available when registering for the National Radio Science Meeting. Please visit the conference website at www.nrsmboulder.org
From left to right: Steve Reising, Susan Hagness, Matthew Burfeindt,
Pai-Yen Chen, Timothy Brockett, Yahya Rahmat-Samii, Danilo Erricolo
Matthew Burfeindt, University of Wisconsin-Madison - "SNR-enhanced Inverse Scattering for Microwave Breast Imaging" (advisors: Susan Hagness and Barry Van Veen)
Timothy Brockett, UCLA - "A New Paradigm in Solar Energy Harvesting: Characterization of High Absorption Nanopillar Array Photovoltaics" (co-author: Harish Rajagopalan and advisor: Yahya Rahmat-Samii)
Pai-Yen Chen, University of TX at Austin - "Ultra-Broadband Mantle Cloak Using Non-Foster Negative-Impedance Metasurfaces" (advisor: Andrea Alù)
The USNC-URSI sponsors several international URSI awards presented triennially at the URSI General Assembly. The support for these awards comes from private funds:
The Booker Gold Medal is awarded for outstanding contributions to telecommunications or a related discipline.
The Booker Fellowship is awarded to an outstanding young American researcher and covers travel to an URSI General Assembly.
The Dellinger Gold Medal is awarded for outstanding achievement in any of the branches of radio science covered by the URSI commissions.