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AAS Electronic Notification Service - Announcement #49

AAS Electronic Notification Service - Announcement #49 12/97

[Mailed from aas.org at 5:20pm, 22 December 1997]

CONTENTS

  1. 1. DEATH OF DAVID N. SCHRAMM
    Possible Session at DC Meeting
  2. PARKING AT THE DC MEETING
  3. OSS SENIOR SCIENTIST
  4. NASA GRANTS REVIEW - REGIONAL WORKSHOPS
  5. MIDEX PROGRAM
  6. REGIONAL NSF UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION CONFERENCE
  7. PRE-COLLEGE EDUCATION WORKSHOP FOR SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS
  8. SUMMER PROGRAM IN GEOPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS

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1. DEATH OF DAVID N. SCHRAMM

Dr. David N. Schramm, a current member of the AAS Council, was killed Friday, Dec. 19, when the twin-engine plane he was piloting crashed outside of Denver. He was en route from his home in Chicago to his second home in Aspen, Colorado. Schramm, Vice President for Research and Louis Block Professor Distinguished Service Professor in the Physical Sciences at the University of Chicago, was 52. His death is a serious loss to his many friends and colleagues in the AAS.

A session for colleagues to remember Schramm's contribution to astronomy will be planned at the DC Meeting. Check the  message board at registration for details.

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2. PARKING AT THE MEETING

It has come to our attention that there is parking available at the Marriott Courtyard directly across Connecticut Ave. from the Hilton. Parking is limited - the fee is $8.00/day.

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3. OSS SENIOR SCIENTIST

NASA's Office of Space Science is seeking a senior scientist to fill a civil service position in the Optical and Infrared/Radio Astrophysics Program.

The position description can be found in the AAS Job Register, No. 9796, at http://www.aas.org/JobRegister/aasjobs.html. Applications must be received by 5 January 1998.

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4. NASA GRANTS REVIEW - REGIONAL WORKSHOPS

A NASA team is conducting an end-to-end review of the grants management process, with an eye to identifying ways to streamline the process so as to reduce cycle time, reduce burden (both on NASA and on the community outside), and reduce cost of managing the process. Before forming recommendations to NASA management in March 1998, the team plans to travel to five locations across the country for discussions with regional stakeholders (both researchers and research administrators).

Discussion meetings are planned at Scripps Institution of Oceanography; La Jolla, CA (January 20), Univ. Corp. for Atmospheric Research (UCAR); Boulder, CO (January 21), University of Maryland/Baltimore County; Baltimore, MD (January 26), Lunar and Planetary Institute; Houston, TX (January 27), and Florida State University; Tallahassee, FL (January 28).

Details about the grants process review and the discussion meetings will be posted at URL

http://booster.nasa.gov:443/grant/

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5. MEDIUM-CLASS EXPLORER (MIDEX) PROGRAM
Comments Due: 9 January 1998

A draft of the next MIDEX Program Announcement of Opportunity is available for community review and comment.

http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/oss/osshome.htm

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6. REGIONAL NSF UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Friday, 20 March 1998

Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Mathematics,Engineering and Technology Education. Cosponsored by New Jersey Institute of Technology and the National Science Foundation

Region: New Jersey, Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania, and Rockland and Westchester Counties of New York State

For more information please contact: Ms. Jeannette E. Brown, NJIT Phone 973-596-5795, Fax 973-642-1847, Brown@admin.njit.edu. Information will be posted on the NJIT Web site:

http://www.njit.edu/conference/tuesme

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7. PRE-COLLEGE EDUCATION WORKSHOP FOR SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS
5-8 April 1998, Boulder, CO
Application Deadline: 30 January 1998

The 4th Annual Workshop includes discussions and activities led by presenters who are experts on topics such as the current state of pre-college science education, cognitive development in children, elements of an effective science education program, and effective collaboration with schools. Presenters will be primarily professionals from the education community, but will also consist of two to three individuals from the scientific research and engineering communities.

For more information, please contact the Space Science Institute, Telephone: 303/492-5184 or 3627; WWW:

http://www-ssi.colorado.edu/Education/ResourcesForScientists/Workshops/1...

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8. ASTROPHYSICAL AND GEOPHYSICAL FLOWS AS DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS
22 June to 28 August 1998, Woods Hole, MA

A ten-week summer study program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics is held annually at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.Up to ten competitive fellowships are available for graduate or postdoctoral students. The central theme of the 1998 GFD program is the application of dynamical systems techniques in astro- and geophysical flows.

The application deadline is 14 February 1998.

Further information and an electronic application form for student fellowships are available online at http://www.whoi.edu/gfd

Prospective senior visitors, please contact Neil Balmforth, the Program Coordinator, by email at etznjb@thmech.nottingham.ac.uk

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