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CEDAR Student Poster Prize Winners from the Annual CEDAR Workshops

The CEDAR Student Poster Competition was started in 1990 to provide feedback to students on their posters. The poster winners as described in the CEDAR Post are listed below for all years of this competition. Previous first place winners should not re-compete in the student poster competition, but second place, honorable mention, and undergraduate winners can re-compete.

2017

75 IT posters, 39 in competition

78 MLT posters, 45 in competition

IT 1st place Yangyang Shen (University of Calgary) Title: Low-altitude ion heating with downflowing and upflowing ions

IT 2nd place Jiashu Wu (University of Calgary) Title: Swarm Observation of Field-Aligned Currents in Multiple Arc System

IT Honorable mention Ningchao Wang (Illinois Institute of Technology) Title: Seeking Lagrangian Coherent Structures in Ionospheric Plasma Drift Flows

IT Undergraduate honorable mention Aaron Bunch (California State University – Long Beach) Title: Characterizing the Polar Topside Ionosphere


MLT 1st place Matthew Grawe (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Title: Automated estimation of dominant horizontal wave parameters appearing in airglow images

MLT 2nd place Lindsay Goodwin (University of Saskatchewan) Title: Monte-Carlo simulations of ion velocity distributions and resulting incoherent radar spectra under strong ion frictional heating conditions

MLT Honorable mention Matthew Young (Boston University) Title: A Simulation of Plasma Turbulence from Dust Gradients

MLT Undergraduate honorable mention Ian Geraghty (University of Colorado) Title: Multi-Year Survey of Short Period Gravity Wave Parameters in the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere at McMurdo (77.8ºS, 166.7ºE), Antarctica

MLT Undergraduate honorable mention Jacob Engle (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) Title: Numerical and analytical studies of corona discharge initiation in air & CO2-rich environment

2016

106 IT posters, 55 in competition

67 MLT posters, 38 in competition

IT 1st place Ryan McGranaghan (University of Colorado, Boulder) Title: Reconstruction of three-dimensional auroral ionospheric conductivities via an assimilative technique

IT 2nd place Brian Harding (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Title: Ground-based Thermospheric Wind Measurements: Sensitivity to Tropospheric Scattering


MLT 1st place Vu Nguyen (University of Colorado, Boulder) Title: Interannual Variability of Secondary Waves Arising from QTDW-DW1 Interaction

MLT 2nd place Cornelius Csar Jude Salinas (National Central University, Taiwan) Title: Impacts of Global Mean CO2-based Eddy Diffusion Coefficients in the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere Region on the Ionosphere/Thermosphere Region

MLT Honorable mention Levi Boggs (Florida Institute of Technology) Title: Thunderstorm Charge Structures Producing Negative Gigantic Jets

MLT Undergraduate honorable mention Jacob Engle (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) Title: Numerical and analytical studies of critical radius in spherical and cylindrical geometries for corona discharge

2015

There were 189 CEDAR posters at two 2015 poster sessions from 4-7 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday, where the CEDAR posters were separated into 77 Mesosphere-Lower-Thermosphere (MLT) on Tuesday and 112 Ionosphere-Thermosphere (IT) posters on Wednesday. There were 136 CEDAR student presenters (7 more than last year), including 15 undergraduate first authors (6 less than 2014), where 114 posters were in the student poster competition, 11 more than last year. Prizes were a certificate, and the text book "Ionospheres: Physics, Plasma Physics, and Chemistry" courtesy of co-author Bob Schunk (USU) for the first place winners. The judges picked first place IT winner Vicki Hsu of the University of Colorado with POLA-16. The second place IT winner was Catalin Negrea of the University of Colorado with IRRI-06, with honorable mention to Jie Zhu of the University of Michigan with SOLA-16. The best "undergraduate" IT poster was from SOLA-13 by Rafael Mesquita of Clemson University, although Rafael was actually a second year graduate student. So, the chief judge wanted to also honor Jonathon Smith, an undergraduate at the University of Texas at Dallas, for his fine poster EQIT-09 as well. The first place MLT winner was Weichun Fong of the University of Colorado with MLTT-02, who was second place winner in 2014. Second place winner was Ashish Goel of Stanford University with METR-04. Honorable mention went to Vu Nguyen of the University of Colorado with MLTT-08, while the best undergraduate MLT poster went to Matthew Grawe of the University of Illinois with COUP-04.

Thanks to the chief judge Greg Earle of Virginia Tech, who had help from Anja Stroemme and Mary McCready of SRI International, and thanks to the 17 IT judges and 13 MLT judges who spent so much of their time judging the posters. Thanks to all the students who participated in the student poster competition and to their advisors. These results are also linked to the 2015 Agenda at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/2015_Workshop:Agenda with pictures of the winners in the 2015 summary pictures.

2014

2014 is the first year the judges asked for .pdf files of student posters in competition, and the second year to archive .pdf files of posters. About 30% of the students were able to upload their poster .pdf files. We will make this easier next year so the judges can rely on having them available. The .pdf files can stay for archive, or can be unlinked after the workshop is over. All poster presenters are encouraged to upload their posters for archive, to make this part of the annual CEDAR Workshop more accessible both to participants and to the community at large.

There were 176? CEDAR posters at two poster sessions from 4-7 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday, where the CEDAR posters were separated into 103 Ionosphere-Thermosphere (IT) posters on Tuesday and 73 Mesosphere-Lower-Thermosphere (MLT) on Wednesday. There were 129 CEDAR student presenters (2 more than last year), including 21 undergraduate first authors (3 more than 2013), where 103 posters were in the student poster competition, 7 less than last year. Prizes were a certificate, and text books for the first place winners. The judges picked first place IT winner Beatriz Gallardo Lacourt of UCLA with POLA-07 who received the book "Ionospheres: Physics, Plasma Physics, and Chemistry" courtesy of co-author Bob Schunk (USU) who signed the book. The second place IT winner was Ryan McGranaghan of the University of Colorado with SOLA-04, with honorable mention to Kshitija Bharat Deshpande of Virginia Tech with IRRI-06. The first place MLT winner was Jintai Li of the University of Alaska with MLTL-08 who got "Spectral Imaging of the Atmosphere" courtesy of author Gordon Shepherd (York U, Canada) who signed the book. Second place winner was Weichun Fong of the University of Colorado with MLTL-04. Honorable mention went to Monica Hew of Stanford University with METR-12.

There were three undergraduate outstanding posters. Junseok Hong from Chungnam National University in South Korea for EQIT-05 in the IT session and Nicholas Spiva from Florida Institute of Technology with SPRT-03 in the MLT session were recognized during the workshop. Since we realized later that Junseok Hong was a third year graduate student with a fine poster, the judges wanted him to keep his award, but to also award Victoriya Forsythe from the University of Alaska for her outstanding IT undergraduate poster POLA-06.

Thanks to the chief judges, Qian Wu (HAO/NCAR) and Greg Earle (VT), thanks to all their judges who spent so much of their time judging the posters, and thanks to all the students who participated in the student poster competition. These results are also linked to the 2014 Agenda at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/2014_Workshop:Agenda with pictures of the winners in the 2014 summary pictures.

2013

2013 was the first year to archive .pdf files of posters also. There were 180 CEDAR posters (21 more than 2012) at two poster sessions from 4-7 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday, where the CEDAR posters were separated into 70 Mesosphere-Lower-Thermosphere (MLT) on Wednesday and 110 Ionosphere-Thermosphere (IT) posters on Tuesday. There were 127 CEDAR student presenters (20 more than last year), including 18 undergraduate first authors (7 more than 2012), where 110 posters were in the student poster competition, 21 more than last year. Prizes were a certificate, and text books for the first and second place winners. The judges picked first place winners Bharat Kunduri of Virginia Tech with IT-MDIT-10 and Zhibin Yu of the University of Colorado with MLT-MLTL-11. Bharat Cao chose the book "Ionospheres: Physics, Plasma Physics, and Chemistry" courtesy of co-authors Bob Schunk and Andy Nagy, while Zhibin took an old copy of "Physics of the Aurora and Airglow" by Joseph W. Chamberlain (1961) courtesy of Kim Nielsen of Utah Valley University. Zhibin is the third student of Xinzhao Chu to win first place MLT poster prize. Chihoko Yamashita won first in 2011, while Cao Cai won first in 2012. http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/2013_Workshop:Pictures links to a picture of Professor Chu and her three first place winner students.

Second place winners were Enrique Rojas of the Jicamarca Radio Observatory, Peru with IT-LTVI-04, and Burcu Kosar of Florida Institute of Technology with MLT-SPRT-03, who won second place in 2011. Enrique chose "Spectral Imaging of the Atmosphere" by Gordon Shepherd, courtesy of John Noto of Scientific Solutions. Burcu got a second-hand copy of the 1995 conference papers on "The Upper Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere: A Review of Experiment and Theory" courtesy of Kim Nielsen of Utah Valley University. IT Honorable Mentions were Kshitija Deshpande (IRRI-05, VT) and Nithin Sivadas (MITC-02, Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India). MLT Honorable Mentions were Thomas Stephen Ehrmann (MLTT-01, ERAU) and Vu Nguyen (MLTT-07, U CO), who was an honorable mention last year also. Thanks to the chief judges, Tom Immel (UCB) and Qian Wu (HAO/NCAR), thanks to all their judges who spent so much of their time judging the posters, and thanks to all the students who participated in the student poster competition. These results are also located at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/images/b/be/Cedar_2013_Poster_Prize_Winners.pdf and pictures of the winners are at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/2013_Workshop:Pictures

2012

There were 159 CEDAR posters at two poster sessions from 4-7 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday, where the CEDAR posters were separated into 65 Mesosphere-Lower-Thermosphere (MLT) on Wednesday 94 Ionosphere-Thermosphere (IT) posters on Tuesday. There were 107 CEDAR student posters, 11 with undergraduate first authors, and 89 in the student poster competition, 6 more than last year. Prizes were a certificate, and text books for the first and second place winners. The judges picked first place winners Cao Chen of the University of Colorado with MLT-MLTG-15 and Ellen Cousins of Dartmouth with IT-POLA-07. Cao chose the book "Middle Atmosphere Dynamics", by David G. Andrews, James R. Holton, and Conway B. Leovy, donated by Doug Strickland of Computational Physics Inc. Ellen chose "Ionospheres: Physics, Plasma Physics, and Chemistry" courtesy of co-authors Bob Schunk and Andy Nagy. Second place winners were Alireza Mahmoudian of Virginia Tech with MLT-ITMA-02, and Henrique Aveiro of Cornell with IT-EQIT-02. Alireza chose "Aeronomy of the Middle Atmosphere: Chemistry and Physics of the Stratosphere and Mesosphere" by Brasseur and Solomon courtesy of Geoff Crowley of ASTRA. Henrique got a copy of the "Comparative Aeronomy" ISSI book edited by Andy Nagy and courtesy of him. Thanks also to the private company of Scientific Solutions (John Noto) for providing a spectral imaging book. IT Honorable Mentions: Dustin Hickey (MDIT-05, BU), Roger Varney (EQIT-10, Cornell), McArthur Jones Jr (COUP-03, U CO); MLT Honorable Mentions: Samaneh Sadighi (SPRT-07, FIT), Vu Nguyen (MLTT-06, U CO), Alex Fletcher (METR-01, Stanford); 2 Undergrad Honorable Mentions: Zachary Stephens (METR-08, PSU) and Paul Zablowski (EQIT-13, BU). Thanks to the chief judges, Mark Conde of the University of Alaska and Tom Immel of the University of California at Berkeley, thanks to all their judges who spent so much of their time judging the posters, and thanks to all the students who participated in the student poster competition. These results are also located at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/images/a/a7/2012_CEDAR_poster_prize_winners.pdf and pictures of the winners are at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/wiki/index.php/2012_Workshop:Pictures

2011

There were 165 CEDAR posters compared to 156 from last year and 131 GEM posters. The poster sessions were from 4-7 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday, where the CEDAR posters were separated into 64 Mesosphere-Lower-Thermosphere (MLT) on Tuesday 101 Ionosphere-Thermosphere (IT) or magnetosphere posters on Wednesday. The GEM poster times were selected by the presenters with 98 on Tuesday and 33 on Wednesday for a total of about 300 posters with late additions. There were 108 CEDAR student posters, 14 with undergraduate first authors, and 83 in the student poster competition, 5 more than last year. Prizes were a certificate, and text books for the first and second place winners. The judges picked first place winners Chihoko Yamashita (second place winner in 2009 and 2010) with MLT-MLTG-17 and Xianjing Liu with IT-SOLA-01, both PhD students at the University of Colorado. Chihoko is a student of Xinzhao Chu and chose the book 'Mesoscale Dynamics' by Yuh-Lang Lin (courtesy of the University of Alaska), while Xianjing is a student of Jeffrey Thayer and chose the Schunk and Nagy 'Ionospheres: Physics, Plasma Physics, and Chemistry' book courtesy of Bob Schunk. Second place winners were Burcu Kosar with MLT-SPRT-01, PhD student of Ningyu Liu of the Florida Institute of Technology and Yanshi Huang with IT-SOLA-05, PhD student of Yue Deng of the University of Texas at Arlington. Both got copies of the 'Comparative Aeronomy' book edited by Andy Nagy and courtesy of him. Thanks to Andy Nagy, Bob Schunk, and the University of Alaska for providing the books. Honorable mentions went to Elizabeth Bass of Boston University with MLT-METR-02, Sotirios Mallios of the Pennsylvania State University with MLT-SPRT-06, Henrique Aveiro of Cornell University with IT-EQIT-05, and Roger Varney of Cornell with IT-EQIT-12. Undergraduate student honorable mentions went to Edward Grabenhorst of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with MLT-MLTG-06, Stoyan Ivanov of Goddard Space Flight Center and Georgia Tech with IT-EQIT-17, Genevieve Plant of Boston University with IT-ITIT-06, and Robert Andrew Stillwell of the University of Colorado with MLT-MLTL-09. Thanks to the chief judges, Mark Conde of the University of Alaska and Gary Bust of Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates, thanks to all their judges who spent so much of their time judging the posters, and thanks to all the students who participated in the student poster competition.

2010

There were 156 posters at the Tuesday Mesosphere-Lower-Thermosphere (MLT) and Wednesday Ionosphere-Thermosphere (IT) poster sessions, 4 more than last year. The poster session was held at the beautiful (and expensive) Stadium Club on the 5th floor overlooking the football field. There were 98 student posters, 13 with undergraduate first authors, which is down by 6 undergraduates from last year. 77 posters were in the student poster competition, which is 7 more than last year. Prizes were a certificate, and text books for the first and second place winners. The judges picked first place winners Loren Chang with MLT MLTT-02 and Angeline Burrell with IT-EQIT-11. Loren Chang, PhD student of Scott Palo at the University of Colorado, got a copy of "Comparative Aeronomy" from Space Science Reviews (November 2008) by the International Space Science Institute (ISSY) with editors Nagy, Balogh, Cravens, Mendillo, and Muller-Wodarg, courtesy of Andy Nagy of the University of Michigan. Angeline Burrell, PhD student of Rod Heelis at the University of Texas at Dallas, got a copy of "Ionospheres: Physics, Plasma Physics and Chemistry" by Schunk and Nagy, courtesy of Bob Schunk at Utah State University. Second place winners were Chihoko Yamashita (second place winner in 2009) with MLT-MLTG-11, PhD student of Xinzhao Chu at the University of Colorado, and Brent Sadler, PhD student of Marc Lessard at the University of New Hampshire with IT-POLA-05. Chihoko got a copy of "Mesoscale Dynamics" by Yuh-Lang Lin courtesy of the University of Alaska, while Brent got the second copy of "Comparative Aeronomy".

Honorable mentions for the student poster competition were to: Jianqi Qin, PhD student of Victor Pasko at the Pennsylvania State University with MLT-SPRT-02, Elena Savenkova, PhD student of A. I. Pogoreltsev at the Russian State Hydrometeorological University with MLT-STRB-02, Katelynn Greer, PhD student of Jeff Thayer at the University of Colorado with MLT-COUP-02, Nicholas Pedatella, PhD student of Jeff Forbes at the University of Colorado with IT-EQIT-08, Henrique Aveiro, PhD student of Dave Hysell at Cornell University with IT-IRRI-01, and Yang-Yi Sun, PhD student of Jann-Yenq (Tiger) Liu of the National Central University in Taiwan with IT-EQIT-10. There were two undergraduate honorable mentions from the MLT session: Jonathan Sparks, undergraduate from the University of Colorado working with Diego Janches of CoRA/NWRA with MLT-METR-01, and Jonathan Pugmire, undergraduate student at Utah State University with Mike Taylor. Thanks to the chief judges, Mark Conde of the University of Alaska and Susan Skone of the University of Calgary, thanks to all their judges who spent so much of their time judging the posters, and thanks to all the students who participated in the student poster competition.

2009

There were 152 posters at the Monday Mesosphere-Lower-Thermosphere (MLT) and Tuesday Ionosphere-Thermosphere (IT) poster sessions, 18 more than last year, mostly from students. There were 99 student posters, 22 with undergraduate first authors, where pictures are available of about a third of the student presenters. 70 posters were in the student poster competition, including 16 presented by undergraduates. Prizes were a certificate, various cash prizes, and text books. The judges picked first place winners from each session who received $125 each and a second edition of the book by Michael Kelley of Cornell University, “The Earth’s Ionosphere: Electrodynamics and Plasma Physics”: Sebastien de Larquier ,Masters student of Victor Pasko at the Pennsylvania State University with MLTS-03, and Edgardo Pacheco, PhD student of Rod Heelis at the University of Texas at Dallas with MDIT-03. Second place winners ($100 and an IOU for the forthcoming second edition of Schunk and Nagy, ‘Ionospheres: Physics, Plasma Physics and Chemistry”) were: Chihoko Yamashita, PhD student of Xinzhao Chu at the University of Colorado with MLTS-08, and Richard Todd Parris, PhD student of Bill Bristow at the University of Alaska with ITIT-17. Honorable mentions ($75 plus the Schunk and Nagy book) were: Jonathan Sparks, undergraduate student of Diego Janches at the University of Colorado with METR-03, and Padmashri Suresh, Masters student of Charles Swenson of the Utah State University with ITIT-26. There were three undergraduate honorable mentions ($50 each) from the IT session: Glenn Sugar of Boston University (EQIT-21), Matthew Sunderland of Penn State (ITIT-24), and Jonathan Thompson of Utah State (MDIT-10). The judges also liked posters by Loren Chang (MLTT-01, U CO) and Katelynn Greer (MLTS-09, U CO) from the MLT session, and posters by Tzu-Wei Fang (EQIT-11, NCAR and National Central University in Taiwan), Ethan Miller (EQIT-09, U IL), and Ellen Pettigrew (SOLA-07, Dartmouth) in the IT session. Thanks to Mike Kelley of Cornell, Andy Nagy of the University of Michigan, and to Bob Schunk of Utah State for providing books for the poster prizes. Thanks also to all the judges who spent so much of their time judging the posters, and thanks to all the students who participated in the student poster competition.

2008

There were 134 posters at the Tuesday and Thursday poster sessions, 15 more than last year. There were 82 student posters, 61 in the student poster competition. Prizes were a certificate and various cash prizes. Winners, and then others, could also choose from a selection of classic books, most donated by Alan Peterson of Whitworth College and by Barbara Emery of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The judges picked first place winners ($125 each) from each session - Sarah Broadley (MLTS-03) of the University of Leeds in the UK, and Nicholas Pedatella (EQIT-13) of the University of Colorado; and honorable mentions ($75 each) - Kathrin Haeusler (COUP-06) of the GeoForschungsZentrum in Germany, who is visiting NCAR this summer, and Tzu-Wei Fang (EQIT-08) of NCAR and the National Central University in Taiwan. Three undergraduate prizes ($50 each) were given to Allen Kummer (MLTS-01) of the Pennsylvania State University, Jonathan Sparks (METR-03) of the University of Colorado, and Katherine Roach of the University of Maryland and the Naval Research Lab. The judges also liked posters by Amal Chandran (U CO), Loren Chang (U CO), Jonathan Fentzke (U CO), and Sean Harrell (CSU) from the first session, and posters by Patrick Alken (U CO), Akshay Malhotra (PSU), Brady O’Hanlon (Cornell), and Marcin Pilinski (U CO) in the second session.

2007

There were 119 posters at the Monday and Tuesday poster sessions, including 74 student posters (14 less than last year), of which 59 took part in the student poster competition. Prizes were a certificate and a selection of classic books, most donated by Alan Peterson of Whitworth College. The judges picked first place winners from each session, Matthew Zettergren (POI-03) of Boston University who chose the two-book set by Banks and Kockarts, and Jeremy Riousset (SPR-01) of the Pennsylvania State University who chose a book by Houghton. The second place winners were Chad Carlson (ITI-04) of the University of Illinois (Chamberlain aurora book), and Ashley Wiren (MLT-01) of the University of Colorado (Humphreys book). Honorable mentions were Tzu-Wei (Vicky) Fang (EQU-03) of the National Central University in Taiwan who is visiting at NCAR (Johnson and Killeen edited book), Shasha Zou (STI-04) of UCLA (Omholt book), Chunmei Kang (MLT-04) of the University of Colorado (Brasseur and Solomon book), and Alexander Hassiotis (GWM-02) of the Pennsylvania State University (Gossard and Hooke book). A special undergraduate award was also given to Roger Varney (GWI-02) of Cornell University (Deepak book). Thanks to Alan Peterson and all the judges who spent so much of their time judging the posters.

2006

There were 136 posters at the Wednesday and Thursday poster sessions, including 88 student posters (4 more than the record from last year), of which 63 took part in the student poster competition. Prizes were a certificate and a selection of new and classic books collected by the poster chairman, Rick Doe of SRI. (Thanks to the community for the selection of books!) The judges picked first place winners from each session, Michael Nicolls of Cornell University who chose a book by Gurevich, and Kim Nielsen of Utah State University who chose a book by Hines. The second place ties were Alessandro Cerruti of Cornell (Schunk and Nagy book), Romina Nikoukar of the University of Illinois (Rishbeth and Garriott book), Luke Moore of Boston University (Chamberlain book), and Jeremy Riousset of the Pennsylvania State University (Landau and Liftshitz book). A special undergraduate award was also given to Tanya Rae Phillips of the University of Texas at Dallas (Schunk and Nagy book).

2005

There were four student winners and two honorable mentions in the poster competition. The two winners from the MLT poster session were Jonathan Snively from the Pennsylvania State University and Ruben Delgado from the University of Puerto Rico, with an honorable mention for Erin Lay of the University of Washington. The two winners from the joint poster session with GEM were Fabiano Rodrigues of Cornell University and Marco Milla from the University of Illinois. Another honorable mention went to Pedrina Morais Terra dos Santos who recently graduated from the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE) in Brazil. The winners received autographed copies of the paperback book 'Ionospheres' by Robert Schunk and Andrew Nagy and achievement certificates, which will also go to the honorable mentions. The GEM students were not involved in the poster competition.

2004

We had 64 student posters under competition, and 14 other student posters for a record number of 78 student posters. The previous record was 64 student posters in 1994. Congratulations to our CEDAR students! There were two student winners in the poster competition, Ningyu Liu of the Pennsylvania State University and Melissa Meyer of the University of Washington. There were also three honorable mentions: Xiaohua Fang of the University of Michigan, Patrick Roddy of the University of Texas at Dallas, and Jing Tang of the University of Illinois. They all received prizes of books, and will get achievement certificates to hang on their walls!

2003

47 student posters took part in the competition. The 4 winners received $50 for books and a certificate of achievement. The winners were Josef Drexler of the University of Western Ontario in Canada, Carlos Martinis of Boston University, Jonathan Snively of the Pennsylvania State University, and Xiaoli Zhang of the University of Colorado. Honorable mentions were Zhenggang Cheng of Duke University and Luke Moore of Boston University. Finally, undergraduate honorable mentions were for Christian Lorenzo Olsen of Utah State University and Licia Ray of Boston University. Licia was also a winner last year. The poster chair was Phil Erickson of Millstone Hill who came up with 'Tips for a Great Poster'. These tips are now listed on the web with the judging sheets and other guidelines at http://cedarweb.hao.ucar.edu/workshop/post-comp.html

2002

There were two evening poster/dinner sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday, where all posters were up the entire time, but only presented one of the two evenings. The Wednesday evening session was devoted mostly to middle atmosphere topics to coordinate with the WACCM workshop. The food was great and the hotel outdid itself by providing tables and seating for 110 in the room where the food was served. There were 71 posters, 40 by student first authors, of which 32 were in the student poster competition. The posters were of high quality, with 3 honorable mentions: Wenyi Hu of Duke University, Carlos Martinis of Boston University and Chris Wilford of the University of Sheffield in the UK. The winners received an autographed copy of the recent AGU book edited by Michael Mendillo on 'Atmospheres in the Solar Systems - Comparative Aeronomy'. The winners were: Naomi Maruyama of Hokkaido University in Japan, Tomoko Matsuo of HAO/NCAR and the State University of New York (an honorable mention in 2001), Licia Ray of Boston University (our very first undergraduate winner), and Anja Stromme of the University of Tromso in Norway who is currently visiting at SRI.

2001

The quality of the posters was high. There were 42 student first author posters, of which 32 were in the student poster competition. Two student posters received honorable mention: Helen Middleton of University College Wales in the UK, and Tomoko Matsuo of HAO/NCAR and SUNY (State University of New York). Four student posters received copies of the Schunk and Nagy 2000 book on ionospheres from Bob Schunk, as well as $50 towards other books. The winners were: Lars Dyrud of Boston University (a repeat winner), Mitsumu Ejiri of Nagoya University in Japan, Rohini Indiresan of the University of Michigan, and Yoshiyuki Takahasi of Tohoku University in Japan.

2000

A total of 83 posters were shown in two large basement rooms by the cafeteria of the NOAA David Skaggs Research Laboratory. Half the posters were on display during the day Tuesday, and then during the poster session and reception in the cafeteria that evening. The second half of the posters were shown on Wednesday. There were 37 student posters this year (4 by undergraduates), 13 less than in 1999, but 13 more non-student posters. The posters were arranged into 5 topics. All but 6 students entered the student competition. The number of student posters has varied between 50 and 29 since 1995, with most years being around 43. Three student posters received an honorable mention: Kim Cierpik and Gilbert Lichstein of the University of Colorado, and Daniel Self of the University of East Anglia in the UK. Four student poster presenters won $60 in books from the AGU on-line book store: Rebecca Bishop of University of Texas at Dallas, Lars Dyrud of Boston University, Katia Matcheva of John Hopkins University, and Tian-You Yu of the University of Nebraska. The new CEDAR student representative is Rebecca Bishop of the University of Texas at Dallas, who not only did well in the poster competition, but also authored the 'B.A.G.' (Bishop's Acronym Guide) which was handed out to everyone at the workshop.

1999

A total of 83 posters were shown in the Glenn Miller Ballroom of the University Memorial Center Tuesday evening, which is about the same as the maximum number of posters shown in 1994 when there were 346 participants and 161 students. The posters were arranged in 10 topics, with 50 student posters including 4 presented by undergraduates. The first place student poster prize went to Olga Kalashnikova of the University of Colorado on 'The micrometeorite influx into the upper atmosphere'. Second and third prizes went to Laura Peticolas of the University of Alaska and to Eric Rhoden of the University of Colorado. The best undergraduate poster was by S. Daniel Daugherty of the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

1998

A total of 55 posters were shown in the Glenn Miller Ballroom of the University Memorial Center Tuesday afternoon, where the reception started around 3:30 PM. The posters were arranged in 5 topics. There were 18 fewer posters this year, 15 fewer student posters and 3 fewer non-student posters. Student presentors gave 29 posters, including one undergraduate student, Katelyn Allers of Whitworth College. The first place student poster prize went to Simon Shepherd of Dartmouth College for his poster on 'Ionospheric Structure during Auroral Ionospheric Electron Cyclotron Emissions'. Second and third prizes went to Laura Peticolas of the University of Alaska and to Jean-Marc Noel of the University of Western Ontario, our first Canadian poster prize winner.

1997

A total of 73 posters were shown in 3 rooms of the Coors Events Center at the University of Colorado. The posters were arranged in 5 topics, and judged by 10 judges, 2 in each topic. There were 16 more posters than last year, 2 by students, and 14 by non-students. Student first authors accounted for 44 of the posters this year, including 2 by undergraduate students Sarah Gasda of John Hopkins University working at NCAR, and Jeff Holmes of the University of Texas at Austin. The first place student poster prize went to Farzad Kamalabadi of Boston University for his poster on 'Space-based ionospheric remote sensing using tomographic inversion of radiative recombinative EUV sources'. Second and third prizes went to Liqun Zhou of Utah State University and Gregory Fall of the University of Michigan, respectively. Honorable mentions went to Rosemary Rollason of the University of East Anglia and Laura Peticolas of the University of Alaska.

1996

There were 58 posters shown at the most popular poster session in CEDAR Workshop history. The university did an outstanding job of catering the reception held at the same time. Students were first authors on 41 posters, and there were prizes for the best 4. The first prize of the Feynman lectures went to Robert States of the University of Illinois for his poster on a lidar system using a Fabry-Perot Interferometer. The second prize of an autographed copy of The Earth's Ionosphere by Michael Kelley went to Sergei Maurits of the University of Alaska for his magnetic storm model simulation. Two third prizes of University of Colorado sweatshirts were given to Christian Alcala of Cornell University and Rachel Cox of the University of East Anglia in the UK for their posters on the summer polar mesosphere and laboratory studies of upper atmospheric sodium ions.

1995

Sixty-nine posters were shown during two poster sessions, with 50 eligible for judging because students were first author. There were 4 poster prize winners who received a copy of the book "Theory of Planetary Atmospheres" by Joseph Chamberlain and Don Hanton. First place winners were Julie Chang (University of Colorado), who presented meteor radar results from Christmas Island, and Joshua Semeter (Boston University), who showed tomographic inversions of emissions from COTIF. Second place winners were Thomas Immel (University of Alaska), who showed atomic oxygen variations, and Tod Valentic (University of Colorado), who compared meteor radar results from Buckland Park, Australia.

1994

About 75 participants (57 students), showed their posters in the cafeteria atrium at the NCAR campus at Foothills. The first poster session was on "RF Techniques and Ionospheric/Plasma Studies", with the prize for best student poster going to Abhijit Bhattacharyya of the University of Nebraska for his "High-resolution measurements using frequency domain interferometry". Honorable mention was given to posters by Meers Oppenheim of Cornell, and to Scott Palo and Todd Valentic, both of the University of Colorado. The second poster session was on "LIDAR/Optical and Neutral Studies". John Noto of Boston University wan the student prize for his poster on "Near infrared observations of thermospheric helium from Millstone Hill". Honorable mentions went to Helen Xiangqun He of Boston University, Thomas Immel of the University of Alaska, and Jacqueline Schoendorf of the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. Winners were awarded copies of Michael Kelley's book, "The Earth's Ionosphere".

1993

There were approximately 70 posters shown during the two poster sessions, 75% of which were shown by students. Monica Coakley of the University of Wisconsin received the poster prize book of J. Hargreaves ('The Solar Terrestrial Environment') for the best student poster in the Monday session. Her poster was 'Application of CCD Fabry-Perot Ring Imaging to Daysky Emission Line Measurements'. Two other prize books by M. Kelley ('The Earth's Ionosphere') were awarded to the best student poster in the Wednesday session and to the best runner-up. Denise Thorsen of the University of Illinois had the best student poster on Wednesday. Her poster was entitled 'Radar Observations of Mesospheric Mean Winds and Gravity Waves at Urbana'. Redgie Lancaster of Boston University had the best runner-up poster on 'Recent Observations of the O(I) 8446 Angstrom Triplet Emission Over Millstone Hill'.

1992

The annual poster session was held in the NCAR Mesa Lab lobby for two sessions. Most of the posters were presented by students, and prizes were awarded for the best student posters for each session and the best runner-up. This year, prizes went to Richard Collins of the University of Illinois for a poster on lidar at the South Pole, and to Susan Nossal of the University of Wisconsin for a poster on the geocoronal Balmer-Alpha line. The best runner -up was Imad Barghouthi of Utah state University who showed a poster on self-collisions and the non-Maxwellian F-region ion distribution function.

1991

There were 32 posters presented, most of them by students. The 1991 winners for the best student posters were Keith Groves of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Joseph Minow of the University of Alaska, and Yi-Chung Rau and Tim Stevens of the Pennsylvania State University. Deborah Knutson of Whitworth College received an honorable mention for the best undergraduate poster.

1990

This year 15 of 29 posters had students as first authors. In an effort to encourage even more student participation in the future, a "best student poster" award was initiated. The first such CEDAR award was made to Joseph Pingree of Cornell University, who co-authored a poster with West Swartz and Don Farley on "Incoherent scatter measurements and inference of energy fluxes in the equatorial F-region ionosphere".