Issue 22-20, Jul 24, 2022
- REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR 54TH MEETING OF DPS
- DPS ABSTRACTS ARE OPEN UNTIL TUES JUL 26
- DPS WOMEN IN PLANETARY SCIENCE DISCUSSION HOUR 2022 – OCT 4 HYBRID EVENT
- ELECTION OPEN UNTIL AUG 12
- SURVEY TO GUIDE FUTURE DPS MEETING STRUCTURES BY JULY 25
- 2022 DPS URM TRAVEL GRANT APPLICATION OPEN UNTIL AUGUST 5
REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR 54TH MEETING OF DPS
Join us in the heart of the planetary science community in Canada for DPS 54. To be held both virtually and in person 2 – 7 October 2022 in London, Canada, this hybrid meeting will include options for active remote participation, such as the popular iPoster presentation format. As our first in-person meeting since 2019, #DPS2022 promises to provide a lively environment, a jam-packed scientific schedule, and the chance to reconnect once again with colleagues and friends.
Early registration fees are $795 for full members attending in person and $410 for full members attending virtually. All other registration fees, including regular and late registration fees, student registration, and more can be found at the link below:
DPS ABSTRACTS ARE OPEN UNTIL TUES JUL 26
The DPS community is eager to learn more about what you’re working on right now. Don’t wait, submit your meeting presentation abstract today!
The deadline for submission is this Tuesday Jul 26 at 11:59 pm ET. There will be no late abstracts accepted.
A separate abstract must be submitted for every presentation.
- Invited talk (Plenary or Prize)
- Research Contributed (including Dissertation talks)
You may present a maximum of four (4) abstracts from the above categories, selecting no more than one paper for any one category.
DPS WOMEN IN PLANETARY SCIENCE DISCUSSION HOUR 2022 – OCT 4 HYBRID EVENT
Join us for the annual Division for Planetary Sciences Women in Planetary Science event in a hybrid format on October 4, Noon-1 Eastern. All are welcome! We will have both online and in person event hosts to facilitate conversation for both types of attendees. This year the format will be mostly small-group discussions on professional development topics. Please see more details and register for the event at http://bit.ly/DPS_WiPS_2022. The event is free to attend. A huge thanks(!) to our generous sponsor AURA (https://www.aura-astronomy.org/) for supporting this event again this year. We know plans change, but please register ASAP if there is a 50% chance you will attend either in person or virtual so we can start to plan. For in person, please register by August 15 – that is when we need to get the initial food order in.
ELECTION OPEN UNTIL AUG 12
You should have received your ballot in your email. If you can’t find your ballot, please email the DPS Secretary (Maria Womack) at [email protected]. This election has two components: voting for Division leaders and considering changes to the DPS Bylaws.
LEADERSHIP: This year we’re choosing a new Vice-Chair, two DPS Committee members, and one Student Representative to the DPS Committee. The Vice-Chair will become Chair in October 2023. Information and position statements for all candidates have been collected into this single PDF.
BYLAWS: The proposed amendments to the Bylaws are to add a new Officer of the Division (the Professional Culture & Climate Officer), and also whenever a post for all officers that work with subcommittees falls vacant to seek and consider recommendations from the relevant subcommittee’s members.
As stipulated by the DPS Bylaws, the proposed amendments to the Bylaws were first recommended by the Committee and then were submitted to and approved by the AAS Board of Trustees. The last step is for the proposed amendments to be ratified in a ballot by two-thirds of the Members voting. The amendments were presented and discussed at the 53rd DPS Conference members meeting in October 2021.
You can read the exact wording and changes markup in the DPS Bylaws Markup before voting FOR or AGAINST approval.
SURVEY TO GUIDE FUTURE DPS MEETING STRUCTURES BY JULY 25
The DPS Meetings Exploration Team (DPS-MXT) is working to identify options for future DPS fall meeting structures (e.g., virtual, in-person focused, or hybrid) that would best serve the full DPS community, and is soliciting input from the DPS community via a survey. The survey will take 5-30min to fill out (depending on your level of answer detail) and is at: https://bit.ly/3R6XUgD. More information about DPS-MXT can be found at meetings/dps-mxt, and questions/comments can be directed to the DPS-MXT Chair, Serina Diniega ([email protected]). Thank you for your help!
2022 DPS URM TRAVEL GRANT APPLICATION OPEN UNTIL AUGUST 5
The DPS once again offers travel funds to encourage and support participation of students, scientists, and other space professionals who are members of historically underrepresented and underserved racial and ethnic groups. In partnership with the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP), awards are available for members of Black/African American, Indigenous, and/or Latinx communities to support attendance at the annual DPS meeting and/or the annual NSBP meeting. To apply for in-person travel support for either the DPS or NSBP 2022 meeting, please apply by August 5.
Tentatively, a later deadline will be set for applications for virtual registration (but such applications can be submitted now).
The application can be found at content/underrepresented-minority-communities-planetary-science-travel-grant-form.
The DPS community is encouraged to support this fund – donations can be submitted at:Inclusivity/support-underrepresented-minority-communities-planetary-science.
Send submissions to: Maria Womack, DPS Secretary ([email protected])
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