Science Workshop Available Virtually to Everyone

Virtual HamSCI Workshop 2020 for amateur radio operators and professional scientists is now available to broader audience Mar. 20-21.
The third annual HamSCI Workshop 2020 will be held in a virtual format March 20-21.
The third annual HamSCI Workshop 2020 will be held in a virtual format March 20-21.

With the closings of schools in Pennsylvania and other states and other measures put in place to stem the spread of COVID-19, the University of Scranton professor leading the third annual HamSCI Workshop 2020 changed the conference to a virtual format to give access to more individuals with an interest in science. All one needs to participate now is to register for the free Mar. 20-21 event.

The virtual format of the third annual HamSCI workshop provides an opportunity for a broad audience to hear scientific research and exploration in a series of short, 15-20-minitue presentations.

University of Scranton physics and electrical engineering professor Nathaniel Frissell, Ph.D., who is organizing the conference, encourages high school science students and teachers, as well as anyone interested in space weather or ham radios, to attend the conference.

Originally planned to take place at The University of Scranton, the annual conference brings together the amateur radio community and professional scientists. The theme of the workshop is “The Auroral Connection,” and will include a keynote address by Tim Duffy, K3LR, chief operating officer and general manager at DX Engineering, an active amateur radio operator and well-known contester.

The workshop will also include poster presentations and information about the HamSCI Personal Space Weather Station project, which is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project awarded to Dr. Frissell.

Speakers at the workshop include Elizabeth MacDonald, Ph.D., the NASA researcher that founded and leads the Aurorasaurus project; James LaBelle, Ph.D., professor of physics and astronomy at Dartmouth University and auroral radio physicist; and David Hallidy, amateur radio call sign K2DH, a retired microwave engineer who is also a well-known amateur radio operator for his work in auroral mode propagation.

Additional information and registration can be found on the HamSCI Workshop 2020 website.

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