HamSCI at CEDAR 2024 Workshop

HamSCI at CEDAR 2024 Workshop

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Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 09:04

HamSCI at the National Science Foundation's CEDAR Workshop: A Thriving Collaboration in Ionospheric Science

The National Science Foundation’s annual Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR) Workshop, was held June 9-14 in San Diego, CA.  It was once again been a focal point for groundbreaking research and collaboration in ionospheric science. This year, the HamSCI community has been exceptionally active, showcasing their significant contributions to the field.

A Strong HamSCI Presence

Many members of the HamSCI community were in attendance, with those listed here giving six oral presentations and eleven research posters. Their contributions covered a range of topics, demonstrating the wide range of research being conducted within the HamSCI community.  
Cuong Nguyen KC3UAX
Alex Papadopoulos KC3WUD
Gerard Piccini KD2ZHK
Tom Pisano KE2BAC
Michael Molzen
Nicholas Guerra AC3LB
Diego Sanchez KD2RLM
Rachel Boedicker AC8XY
Kristina Collins KD8OXT
Bill Engelke AB4EJ
Gareth Perry KD2SAK
Jesse Alexander WB2IFS
Nejon McBride-Stubbs KJ5AXD
Nathaniel Frissell W2NAF
Phil Karn KA9Q

Jesse Alexander's Plenary DEI Talk

One of the workshop's high points was Jesse Alexander, WB2IFS's invited plenary talk on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). His talk not only reflected on the ongoing efforts to enhance inclusivity within the scientific community but also powerfully called to action to develop an equitable framework for geoscience projects.

Phil Karn KA9Q

Phil Karn, KA9Q, a well-known figure in the amateur radio and communication technology communities, attended this event. His participation provided him an opportunity to see how his latest project , KA9Q Radio, contributes directly to ionospheric research. It is likely that Phil came away from the Workshop with numerous ideas for further development of his software defined radio platform.

Engagement and Networking

The CEDAR workshop is more than presentations and scientific sessions; it’s a platform for budding scientists and seasoned researchers to interact, share ideas, and build collaborations. We are proud of the robust participation from HamSCI members, who engaged actively in discussions, shared insights, and widened their professional networks.

Looking Forward

The  HamSCI community continues to actively foster opportunities for interaction between the amateur radio and professional space physics communities. The enthusiasm and commitment of HamSCI volunteers and researchers to advancing our understanding of the Earth’s ionosphere and magnetosphere through collaborative science serve to highlight the unique role that amateur radio operators play along side the scientific community.
Please visit the official workshop website for more details:  CEDAR Workshop
- Article submitted by McKenzie Denton, KO4GLN
- Photos courtesy Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF