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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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Submission Deadlines for the 2018 NRSM
The 2018 NRSM, sponsored by the USNC-URSI, is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, January 4 through 7, in Boulder, CO.

If you are interested in presenting a paper at the meeting, abstracts and summaries will be accepted electronically until the deadline of Monday, September 18, 2017. Abstracts should be at least 250 words and will not be accepted if they do not meet this minimum. A complete list of topics according to commission is available here.

The USNC-URSI is also proud to host the Ernest K. Smith Student Paper Competition. Student papers and top three paper awards will be presented on Friday, January 5. If you would like to submit an entry to the competition, full papers are due by Monday, September 18, 2017. More information is available at www.nrsmboulder.org or by contacting the Student Paper Chair, Professor Erdem Topsakal, at etopsakal@vcu.edu.

Gearing up for GASS 2017 in Montreal, Canada
For the 32nd time since the inception of URSI, Radio Scientists from across the world will get together for the URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium on August 19-26, 2017 in Montreal, Canada.  This conference is a unique opportunity to learn about recent advances in all fields of Radio Science, as covered by all ten URSI Commissions. The USNC-URSI has awarded 30 travel fellowships of $1,000/each to U.S. early careers attending the GASS. Applications for these awards are now closed, but registration for the symposium is still open. For more information on GASS 2017, please visit the site http://www.ursi2017.org/welcome_e.shtml

URSI was able to award numerous GASS travel grants as part of its Young Scientists Program, supported by the French and Japanese Member Committees. The complete list of award finalists -- including sixteen U.S. young scientists -- is available on the GASS website. URSI is also proud to hold its 4th Student Paper Competition at the GASS, which is funded by U.S. National Committee (USNC-URSI). Five full-time university students will have the opportunity to present their papers in front of a panel at the GASS. They will then receive prizes of $1500, $1250, $1000, $750, and $500 for first through fifth place.

2017 USNC-URSI Meeting and Student Paper Competition, January 4--7 in Boulder, Colorado
The most recent annual National Radio Science Meeting (NRSM) was held from Wednesday, January 4 through Saturday, January 7 in Boulder, Colorado. The meeting offered Student Travel Grant awards to both graduate and undergraduate students, and featured the 120 Ernest K. Smith Student Paper Competition.

This student paper competition is organized at each National Radio Science Meeting. Papers are reviewed by representatives of the 10 USNC-URSI Commissions and the top three authors are invited to present their research at the Ernest K. Smith Student Competition held during the Plenary event. This year, the top three winners received a prize of $750 each:

Radio-Frequency Emission Detection and Scaling from Hypervelocity Impacts on Charged Targets
(Commission G)
Andrew Nuttall* and Sigrid Close, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University

Warm Plasma Raytracing of Whistler Mode 2 Waves in the Earth's Magnetosphere
(Comission H)
Ashanti S. Maxworth* and Mark Golkowski, Department of Electrical Engineerng, University of Colorado at Denver

Miniaturized Antenna System Designs and Characterizations for Wireless and Fully-Passive Brain-Machine Interface
(Commission K)
Lingnan Song* and Yayha Rahmat-Samii, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles

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