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U.S. National Committee for URSI

The National Academy of Sciences is the U.S. adhering body of the International Union for Radio Science (URSI), and NAS manages the relationship with URSI through the U.S. National Committee (USNC) for URSI. URSI is a non-governmental and non-profit organization under the International Council for Science, responsible for stimulating and coordinating, on an international basis, studies, research, applications, scientific exchange, and communication in the fields of radio science. 
 

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Recent News
 Professor Piergiorgio Uslenghi (University of Illinois, Chicago) was unanimously elected by the USNC-URSI Committee as an Honorary Member of USNC-URSI. This was in recognition of Professor Uslenghi’s commitment to USNC-URSI as long-time participant at NRSMs, past Chair of USNC-URSI, extensive research accomplishments, authoring and editorships in the field of scattering and electromagnetics,and his current role as URSI Vice-President and Assistant Secretary General for the Atlantic Radio Science Meeting (AT-RASC).

Upcoming Conferences
 The 2019 URSI Asia Pacific Radio Science Conference (AP-RASC) will be held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India 9-15 March 2019. Please visit www.aprasc2019.com for details on registration, paper submission, and accommodations.
 
The 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (www.2019apsursi.org) will be held 7-12 July 2019, at the Hilton in Atlanta, GA. Please visit the site to learn more and plan to attend.
 

RECENT EVENTS 

2019 National Radio Science Meeting in Boulder, Colorado
The 2019 NRSM, sponsored by the USNC-URSI, was held Wednesday through Saturday, 9-12 January, in Boulder, CO. The URSI-URSI supported the travel of 109 students going to the 2019 NRSM.

A special Historical Lecture was given by Dr. Anthea Coster, of MIT Haystack Observatory, in Westford, MA. Her talk, titled “Lise Meitner: Her Escape from Germany and The Discovery of Fission,” was the first of its kind at the NRSM, and gave an account of this fascinating story that involved Dr. Coster’s grandfather.
 
The latest Hans Liebe Lecture was given at the 2019 NRSM by Dr. Domenico Cimini of the Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis (CNR-IMAA) in Potenza, Italy. His talk, titled "Fostering Ground-Based Microwave Radiometry: From Uncertainty to Networking," was sixth in the series. Click here for more information on the Hans Liebe Lecture series.
 
The USNC-URSI was also proud to host the Ernest K. Smith Student Paper Competition. More information on the competition is available at www.nrsmboulder.org or by contacting the Student Paper Chair, Professor Erdem Topsakal, at etopsakal@vcu.edu. Student papers and top three paper awards were presented as follows:

First prize ($1000): Jordan Budhu, University of California, Los Angeles
Paper Title: "A New 3D-Printed Electronically Scanned Spinning Spot Beam Inhomogeneous Dielectric Lens Antenna for Spaceborne Wind Scatterometer Weather Radar Satellites"

Second prize ($750): William J. Longley, Boston University
Paper Title: "
Electron-Electron Collision Effects on ISR Temperature Measurements"
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Third prize ($500): Poorya Hosseini, University of Colorado Denver
Paper Title: "
Remote Sensing of Radiation Belt Energetic Electrons Using Lightning Triggered Upper Band Chorus"




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