Scholarships and Fellowships

The Charles A. Barth Scholarship in Space Research

The 2018 Charles A. Barth Scholarship in Space Research will contribute to tuition costs of a senior at the University of Colorado Boulder in studies related to space research at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP). For the 2018 Fall semester, we expect that there will be two awards, each to cover $1,500 in tuition.

Applicants should submit a 300-word statement of their proposed research project, an up-to-date academic transcript, and a one-page CV that includes any previous research experience and lists the researcher who would supervise the applicant’s work, plus an additional potential reference. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2018.

Please send a single .pdf file to scholarships@lasp.colorado.edu.


Charles Barth

Dr. Charles A. Barth received his Ph.D. from UCLA, and was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Bonn from 1958-59. Before coming to LASP, he worked as a Research Physicist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory from 1959 to 1965. Dr. Barth was the Director of LASP from 1965 to 1992. He was an Associate Professor from 1965 to 1967 and a Professor in the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences from 1967 to 2002. Dr. Barth was a Professor Emeritus at LASP and in the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at CU Boulder from 2002 through 2014.

Parker Christian Hinton is an astrophysics major who works with Fran Bagenal (left) on modeling the Io plasma torus being explored by the Juno mission to Jupiter. (Courtesy LASP)

Between 1962 and 2002, Dr. Barth served as Principal Investigator for eleven missions and experiments. Among these were Mariner 5, Mariner 6 and 7, Mariner 9, OGO-2, 4, 5, and 6, Atmosphere Explorer-C and D, the Solar Mesosphere Explorer, and the Student Nitric Oxide Experiment. He was a Co-Investigator for ultraviolet experiments on Apollo 17, Pioneer Venus, Galileo, and Cassini. Dr. Barth served on the NASA Space and Earth Science Advisory Committee (1982-1985), the NASA Advisory Council’s Solar System Exploration Committee (1980-1987), and as a Distinguished Visiting Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1995).

Rachel Lee McClure is an astrophysics major who works with Mark Rast on studying the photosphere of the Sun. (Courtesy LASP)

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Charles A. Barth Scholarship in Space Research was awarded to two undergraduate researchers at LASP, Parker Christian Hinton and Rachel Lee McClure.
 

 

 

Past Recipients:

2014

Wren Suess

Wren Suess

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015

Willow Reed

Willow Reed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

Skylar Shaver

Skylar Shaver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The John T. Gosling Endowed Fellowship

For the 2018 John T. Gosling Endowed Fellowship, two fellowships of $2,000 will be awarded to entering graduate students who have demonstrated an intention to study solar-terrestrial physics and/or space plasma physics including the study of the Sun, the study of the solar wind, the study of the Sun-Earth connection, and the study of the solar wind’s interaction with the Earth’s magnetosphere.

Departments admitting graduate students for the 2018 Fall semester are encouraged to send a one-page description of the candidate student’s academic background and what projects the candidate might be working on at CU, to scholarships@lasp.colorado.edu. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2018.


John T. Gosling

John T. Gosling

Dr. John (Jack) T. Gosling is a retired Senior Research Associate at the University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP). He is also a retired Laboratory Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He received his PhD in physics from the University of California Berkeley in 1965.

Rebecca Jolitz works with David Brain (left) studying the impact of solar energetic particles on the atmosphere of Mars, and comparisons with MAVEN data. (Courtesy LASP)

Dr. Gosling’s research has focused on the large-scale structure and magnetic topology of the solar wind, coronal mass ejections, solar wind and geomagnetic disturbances, magnetic reconnection, collisionless shocks, and particle acceleration in space. He has worked extensively with plasma and magnetic field data from Vela 2 and 3, IMP 6, 7, and 8, ISEE 1, 2, and 3, Helios, Ulysses, Wind, the Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE), and STEREO and with coronagraph data from Skylab. He was the Principal Investigator for data analysis for plasma experiments on IMP 6, 7, and 8 and ISEE 1, 2, and 3. He is currently actively involved in analyzing and interpreting solar wind data from ACE, Wind, and STEREO

The 2017 recipients of the John T. Gosling Endowed Fellowships are Rebecca Jolitz and Leng Ying Khoo.

Leng Khoo works with Xinlin Li (left) on studies of the solar wind interaction with Earth’s magnetosphere. (Courtesy LASP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past Recipients:

2014

Julia Stawarz (left) and Tristan Weber

Julia Stawarz (left) and Tristan Weber

2015

Katherine Goodrich

Katherine Goodrich

Kun Zhang

Kun Zhang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

Eddie Nerney and Chris Fowler

Eddie Nerney (left) and Chris Fowler