CEDAR Student Poster Prize Winners from the Annual CEDAR Workshops
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.
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 most years of this competition.
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.
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).
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.
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!
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
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.
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 honerable 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 sesssion. 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'.