2022 AGU ELECTIONS
Space Physics and Aeronomy
Professor, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA
AGU embraces the global community and welcomes diverse leaders from around the world, representing various identities, voices, and perspectives. List any identities, voices, and perspectives you would bring, including but not limited to nationality, regional representations, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and any other identity you feel comfortable sharing.
Volunteer experience that relates to this position:
Member & Chair of the Prize Committee, Solar Physics Division, American Astronomical Society (2019-2023); Member of the Committee on Solar and Space Physics of the Space Studies Board, the National Academies of Sciences (2017-2020); Member of the Scarf Award Committee of the American Geophysics Union (2015-2017); Member of the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) Science Working Group (2010-2020); Principal Investigator (PI) & Co-PI of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Solar/Space Physics Program at Montana State University (2008-present)
This leadership position is a liaison role; it is one that aims to catalyze community and build AGU as envisioned by the strategic plan. How will you engage with members of your section to advance AGU’s strategic plan? How will you facilitate engagement with other sections and people outside AGU to support our mission?
To engage members of our section to advance AGU's strategic plan, I will strive to help and encourage young scientists to take more leadership roles in cross-disciplinary collaborations. For example, this can be facilitated with existing or new topical workshops of like physical themes or methodologies applied to different space-Earth systems.
To promote participation of individuals and groups of diverse backgrounds and circumstances, the AGU leaders can leverage recent technological developments, and make opportunities for collaboration and communication accessible to these groups.
To increase visibility of Earth and space science, and generate interest in the general public, scientists should be encouraged to visit secondary schools and share their experience, vision, and enthusiasm with teenagers and their parents.
Education; Space Physics and Aeronomy