Issue 22-25, Sep 4, 2022
- SIGN UP FOR OPEN MIC NIGHT AT DPS 2022
- UPCOMING DEADLINES FOR DPS 2022
- CULTURALLY INCLUSIVE PLANETARY ENGAGEMENT
- DPS 2022 DEPENDENT CARE GRANTS APPLICATIONS DUE SEP 8
- ICE GIANT SYSTEMS SEMINAR SERIES: SEPTEMBER 13, DR. AMY SIMON
- THE ROAD TO MISSION SCIENCE: SEMINARS FOR STUDENTS AND EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS
- JOB, POSITIONS, AND OPPORTUNITIES
SIGN UP FOR OPEN MIC NIGHT AT DPS 2022
We will be holding the 2022 DPS open mic night on Wednesday 10/5 at Museum London running from 7:30 to 10:30 EDT. Some light appetizers and a cash bar will be available.
Any registered DPS attendee is welcome to sign up, and there is no charge for this event. Masking will be required in the main hall, but there will be areas to view the event without a mask while actively eating or drinking. We typically have musical acts, poetry, spoken word, etc, so don’t be shy. You can either email Joe Spitale ([email protected]) ahead of time to reserve a slot, or you can sign up during the show for a five-minute walk-on slot, subject to availability. To reserve a slot, send me the following information by Sep 26:
Name of act, if any
Names of participant(s)
Description of act (e.g., Music w/ singing; opera; aerial acrobatics)
Contact email address
Any equipment you are willing to share
Please note that I won’t be able to let you know how much time we can actually give you until after the sign-ups close, but I’ll do my best to get everyone in!
We look forward to seeing you there!
UPCOMING DEADLINES FOR DPS 2022
The DPS 2022 meeting starts in four weeks and we want to alert you to several upcoming deadlines:
- Sep 7: In order to secure your room at a reduced rate in one of the two conference hotels at DPS 2022, please make your reservation before September 7. Details about room bookings can be found here:
- Sep 7: If you are switching registration format from in-person to virtual, Sep 7 is your last day to request a refund.
CULTURALLY INCLUSIVE PLANETARY ENGAGEMENT
November 3-5, 2022 at APL
led by the Planetary ReaCH program
Planetary science and exploration subject matter experts (SMEs; including graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, engineers, and technicians) are invited to apply to attend a workshop to learn strategies for engaging diverse audiences, specifically Black and Latinx youth and their families, in planetary science and exploration. The workshop will take place November 3-5, 2022 at the Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, MD. Planetary SMEs will be joined by local informal, or out-of-school time, educators.
During the workshop, planetary scientists and informal educators team-up to:
- Learn and share effective practices and strategies to engage Black and Latinx communities
- Collaborate with and learn from each other, sharing their expertise in planetary science and engaging diverse audiences
- Practice engagement strategies at a community event on Saturday, November 5
Travel stipends are available for SME participants able to accept one. Space is limited to 15 SMEs and 15 informal educators.
The application to attend the workshop is available online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3R37TPS.
Please direct questions to Andy Shaner – [email protected].
For more information, visit:
Planetary Resources and Content Heroes (ReaCH) is supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award number 80NSSC21M0003 and is one of 29 projects in NASA SMD’s Science Activation portfolio.
DPS 2022 DEPENDENT CARE GRANTS APPLICATIONS DUE SEP 8
The DPS Susan Niebur Professional Development Fund provides financial assistance to qualifying members of the DPS in order to facilitate their meeting participation by offsetting dependent care costs (such as childcare, elder care, spousal care, etc) at the meeting location, or at home, during the DPS conference week. This includes dependent care expenses needed to allow participation in the 2022 DPS meeting, whether you will be attending in-person or virtually.
The DPS Professional Development Subcommittee will accept applications for dependent care subsidies to assist an eligible DPS member to participate in the 2022 DPS Meeting. The initial submission deadline is Thursday, September 8, 2022. The review of submissions will begin September 9; however, further requests will be accepted and reviewed, funding and eligibility permitting.
Please access the grant application form at development#grants
Mark Gurwell, Tracy Becker, & Nicholas Lang
DPS Professional Development Subcommittee members
ICE GIANT SYSTEMS SEMINAR SERIES: SEPTEMBER 13, DR. AMY SIMON
The Ice Giant Systems Seminar Series showcases recent developments in scientific topics covering all aspects of the ice giant systems, including atmospheres, satellites, rings, magnetic fields, interior structures, and science related to formation and evolution. This upcoming seminar (September 13, 11am ET) will feature Dr. Amy Simon (NASA Goddard), who will be speaking on Observing Neptune’s (and Uranus’s) Great Dark Spots. Registration is free but required (https://neptuneodyssey.jhuapl.edu/Events/register.php?id=11), and Zoom connection info will be sent out automatically upon registering. View the seminar schedule, register for seminars, and “Stay Informed” by signing up for the listserv at http://neptuneodyssey.jhuapl.edu/Events/.
THE ROAD TO MISSION SCIENCE: SEMINARS FOR STUDENTS AND EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS
The Lunar and Planetary Institute is hosting webinars for those who have an interest in becoming involved in current or future planetary science missions. Undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and early career scientists are invited to join us for a discussion of how to prepare for a career in mission science.
The virtual event will feature a panel of mentors and mission scientists representing active and upcoming planetary missions. Panelists will share their backgrounds, experiences, and recommendations. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and make connections with mission scientists. We will describe planetary missions, discuss mission science careers, and highlight relevant opportunities for students and early career scientists.
The next event will be a 90-minute virtual seminar on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, at 3 p.m. EDT / 2 p.m. CDT / 1 p.m. MDT / 12 p.m. PDT.
ZOOM REGISTRATION: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_7UgudttRTtqw5MWum9-mrA
YOUTUBE LIVESTREAM: https://www.youtube.com/c/LPIUSRA
Check out the Resource Packet https://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/events/The-Road-to-Mission-Science_Resource-Packet.pdffor information about mission science, internships, fellowships, scholarships, awards, and more.
JOB, POSITIONS, AND OPPORTUNITIES
A. PhD Student Position (4 years) in Chemistry with focus on Planetary
Geochemistry and Spectroscopy, Umeå University, Sweden
B. NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship
Application Deadline July 1, 2022
The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers US and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA’s scientific goals. The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections.
Selected by a competitive peer-review process, NPP Fellows complete one- to three-year Fellowship appointments that advance NASA’s missions in Earth science, planetary science, heliophysics, astrophysics, biological and physical science, aeronautics and engineering, human exploration systems, space operations, space technology, and astrobiology.
Search for NPP research opportunities in Planetary Science here:
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in hand before beginning the fellowship, but may apply while completing the degree requirements. Please see current eligibility requirements. Stipends start at $70,000 per year, with supplements for higher cost-of-living areas and for certain academic specialties. Financial assistance is available for relocation and health insurance, and $10,000 per year is provided for travel and professional development.
Applications are accepted three times each year: March 1, July 1, and November 1.
For further information and to apply, visit:
Questions: [email protected]
C. ESA Archival Research Visitor Programme
Send submissions to: Maria Womack, DPS Secretary ([email protected])
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