14 October 2013

More Judges Needed for Rodger Doxsey Travel Prizes

By Gina Brissenden

American Astronomical Society (AAS)

The Rodger Doxsey Travel Prize provides graduate students or postdocs within one year (either side) of receipt of their PhD a monetary prize to enable the oral presentation of their dissertation research at a winter meeting of the AAS. With the regular abstract deadline for the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, 5-9 January 2014, now behind us, it’s time to choose this year’s Doxsey Prize winners. We put out a call for volunteers several weeks ago but came up short. If you’re a full member of the AAS and are willing to review and rank the ~100 dissertation abstracts* entered into this year’s competition, please send me an email by Monday, 21 October. Judging will take place in late October/early November.

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*I know the number seems large, but the abstracts are short!