Burlaga/Arctowski Medal Fellowship

Burlaga/Arctowski Medal Fellowship

The Dr. Leonard F. Burlaga/Arctowski Medal Fellowship is equivalent to a 50%-time Graduate Assistantship during the summer. The fellowship will be awarded to a full-time graduate student in good standing with exceptional potential in their field. They must be enrolled in the School of Physics and Astronomy working toward a graduate degree and associated with the Space Physics Group.

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2019 Burlaga/Arctowski Medal Fellowship Recipients

2019 Burlaga/Arctowski Fellowship Recipients
Jessie Duncan

Jessie is originally from Charlotte, NC. With the support of the Burlaga Fellowship, she will spend this summer continuing her analysis of data from an observation of the sun by the NuSTAR telescope. She works on both data analysis and detector development for high energy x-ray observation of the sun.

Aaron West

Aaron grew up in Edmonds, WA and has a B.S. in Comprehensive Physics from the University of Washington. The Burlaga Fellowship will support his research for summer 2019, establishing a model for plasma waves in Earth's magnetosphere. His research focuses on the intricacies of wave propagation and interaction with other waves, particles, and the earth's atmosphere. The goal is to refine predictive technologies to make space travel safer and help ground-based facilities withstand magnetic fluctuations caused by solar activity.

2017 Burlaga/Arctowski Medal Fellowship Recipient

2017 Burlaga/Arctowski Fellowship Recipient
Evan Tyler

Evan moved around a lot growing up: North Carolina, New Mexico, Germany, and Virginia. He plans to use the fellowship to attend the Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) conference and the Solar Heliospheric & INterplanetary Environment (SHINE) conference in order to present two of his research projects. Tyler will also be working on preparing this research during the Summer, as well as continuing his work as the Outreach Coordinator for MIfA. Tyler's research focus is on reconnection in the magnetotail and on high-amplitude whistler waves in the magnetosphere, using in-situ satellite measurements to study energy flows and particle dynamics in these events.