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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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31st URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium: August 16-23, 2014
The 31st URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GASS) is being held August 16-23, 2014 in Beijing, China. The U.S. Delegation to the GASS includes Steven C. Reising and Yahya Rahmat-Samii.

The GASS has a scientific program organized around the ten Commissions of URSI, including oral sessions, poster sessions, plenary and public lectures, and tutorials. In addition, there are workshops, short courses, special programs for Young Scientists, a student paper competition, programs for accompanying persons, and industrial exhibits. More than 1,500 scientists from more than 50 countries are expected to participate. For more details, please visit the XXXI URSI General Assembly website.

Election results from the 2014 GASS include the following winning candidates from the U.S.:

  • Commission Vice-Chair Elections: Amir Zaghloul (Commission C), V. Chandrasekar (Commission F), Patrick Doherty (Commission G), and Richard Bradley (Commission J)
  • Commission Early Career Representative Elections: Seebany Datta-Barua (Commission G) and Wen Li (Commission H)

2015 IEEE AP-S Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and URSI USNC/CNC Joint Meeting: Paper Submission Deadline - January 16, 2015
The 2015 IEEE AP-S Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and URSI USNC/CNC Joint Meeting will be held July 19-25, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. The symposium and meeting are being sponsored by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) and the U.S. and Canadian national committees (USNC/CNC) of URSI. The technical sessions, workshops, and short courses will be coordinated between these groups to provide a comprehensive and well-balanced program. The paper submission deadline for this meeting is January 16, 2015. For more details, please consult the joint meeting website.


2014 IEEE AP-S and USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting: July 6-11, 2014
The 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting was held jointly July 6–11, 2014 in Memphis, TN. The symposium and meeting were co-sponsored by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) and the USNC/URSI Commissions A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and K. The joint meeting was intended to provide an international forum for the exchange of information on state-of-the-art research in antennas, propagation, electromagnetics, and radio science. For more information, please visit the meeting website.

National Radio Science Meeting: January 8-11, 2014
This open scientific meeting was sponsored by the U.S. National Committee (USNC) of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI). Through technical co-sponsorship of the meeting by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, the authors of abstracts that were presented at the meeting had the option of archiving their abstracts by having them be submitted to IEEE Xplore. 







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Steve Reising
, Chair
David Jackson
, Secretary
Ana Ferreras, Senior Program Officer
Pam Gamble
, Administrative Associate


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number AST-1265767. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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