News and Updates
Heliophysics Community Newsletters
The following lists community newsletters and information sources. Additionally, HelioNauts.org is an up-to-date information resource available to all members of the Heliophysics Community.
AGU list of community resources: A comprehensive page listing many resources
SCOSTEP/PRESTO Newsletter: Newsletter of the Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics
AGU/SPA Newsletter: Newsletter of the American Geophysical Union's Space Physics and Aeronomy Section
SolarNews: Newsletter of the AAS Solar Physics Division
CEDAR Newsletter: Newsletter of the Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions Commuinity
GEM Messenger: Newsletter of the Geospace Environment Modeling Community
SHINE Newsletter: Newsletter of the Solar Heliospheric and INterplanetary Environment Community
Heliosphere News: Newsletter devoted to Heliospheric Science
MIST News: News page for the Magnetosphere, Ionosphere and Solar-Terrestrial Council
- CfHA completed selection of interns for Summer 2023. Mentors worked to create six new data-science-focused projects. All interns receive access to HelioCloud cloud computing resources, training classes and tutorial materials. Each CfHA intern has at least two mentors, as well as access to DEIA program resources, intern lectures, and engagement activities.
- The CfHA helped organize the 3rd NASA AI /Data Science Workshop. CfHA team members played a variety of roles, including serving on the Conference Organizing Committee, chaired plenary sessions and Focused Topic discussions, delivered several talks and presentations.
- The Center for HelioAnalytics is hosting several events at the Fall 2022 AGU meeting, including the Town Hall meeting "Data and Open Science for Capable Communities and Scientific Discovery,” special sessions, and TOPS Help Desk tutorials. See relevant events and information at our data science engagement coordination site: https://helioanalytics.io/Fall2022AGU
- Several CfHA team members attended the NASA Langley Data Science Summit, bringing together data science leaders from multiple NASA centers as well as academic, government, and industry partners. Networking events allowed the participants to make connections, strengthen partnerships, and build future collaborations.
- The Knowledge Team hosted the first Heliophysics Vocabulary Camp (VoCamp) workshop October 11-12, 2022. The goal of this effort is to initiate a process for periodic (virtual) development of the ontology and harmonization of terms with existing (semantic) resources.
This new cross-disciplinary community will create, develop, and maintain a Heliophysics ontology that will serve as a foundation for future Heliophysics knowledge networks (connected knowledge graphs) and knowledge commons (a combination of intelligent information representation and the openness, governance, and trust required to create a participatory ecosystem whereby the whole community maintains and evolves the ontology/knowledge network).
- A NASA Pathways Internship opportunity was launched to support a undergraduate or graduate student to develop advanced machine learning models on the NASA computing cloud. The application deadline is September 16, 2022. Applicants can apply here: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/675779600 More information on Pathways internships is available here: https://www.nasa.gov/careers/pathways
- The Center for HelioAnalytics played a key role in launching the Heliophysics "Transform to Open Science" (TOPS) effort. TOPS will provide resources and lead community activities for the Year of Open Science 2023.
- The team faciliated multiple White Papers submitted to the National Academies of Science's Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics. Paper topics included knowledge management, responsible/ethical AI, data environments, advanced computing, diversity and inclusivity, mentoring, as well as a wide range of scientific topics. Additionally, the team provided a coordination resource for authors who were preparing white papers to be aware of the other papers in preparation.
- The second AGU - NASA Ethics in AI/ML Workshop concluded, which will lead to a document establishing responsible/ethical AI standards for the American Geophysical Union research community.
- Team members participated in the Triennial Earth-Sun Summit and gave presentations on advanced machine learning, physics-informed neural networks, and responsible ML.
- CfHA completed a second, successful year of our MUREP-focused intern program. This year we were able to support five undergraduate summer interns. In addition to providing science-focused mentors, we also added DEI and Outreach advisors.
- Several team members participated in the first AGU - NASA Ethics in AI/ML Workshop to help develop community standards around responsible use of advanced methods.
- The Center for HelioAnalytics Time Series Analysis proposal was selected by the NASA@Work "Mentors for MUREP" initiative. This will support work with talented faculty at MUREP institutions.
- The NASA West Virginia Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research hosted the inaugural NASA EPSCoR HackWeek June 13-17, 2022. This event was coordinated through the NASA Space Grant Partnership; designed to create an inclusive, open space that fosters a collaborative learning experience, networking, innovation and sharing ideas. Participants were introduced to educational and training activities including the problem space of Fault Diagnosis on-board spacecraft, with a focus on generating specific outcomes and novel solutions for the problem space. All participants had full access to a HelioCloud instance and tutorials specifically developed for this activity.
- Team members Halford and McGranaghan served as co-organizers of the 3rd Eddy Cross Disciplinary Symposium June 6-10 2022, which served as a kickoff for the CfHA’s community Open Science activities and featured the deployment of a HelioCloud cross-collaboration instance for the symposium participants.
- Team members Daniel da Silva, Chris Bard, Barbara Thompson, John Dorelli, Brian Thomas, Alex Barrie, and Ryan McGranaghan present posters at the 2022 Machine Learning in Heliophysics (ML-Helio) conference.
- Ryan McGranaghan and Barbara Thompson give an invited Poster Presention The ‘Silent’ Technology We Need: The Earth and Space Science Knowledge Commons at NSF CHESS Workshop, April 12 - 14, 2022.
- The CfHA has proposed to be a mentor team as part of the NASA@Work Mentors for MUREP campaign. This activity is a collaboration between the NASA Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) and NASA Science Mission Directorate.
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