2018 Yuxiang Young Scholar Award

The Chinese American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (COAA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1993 to facilitate networking among oceanic and atmospheric professionals, promote interests and professional excellence, and provide technical exchange and career opportunities. The PIESAT, LLC (PIESAT) is a high-tech enterprise founded in 2008, focusing on remote sensing and meteorology/marine research and application. Its business services cover oceanic and atmospheric sciences, cartographic, land survey, resource/environmental monitoring, disaster monitoring. PIESAT led the design and development of Fengyun satellites operational systems such as FY3 Satellite Monitoring Analysis Remote-sensing Toolkit (SMART) and FY4 Satellite Weather Application Platform (SWAP) 2.0, etc. It also undertakes many projects on data analysis, weather forecast, climate analysis and applications for provincial and municipal meteorological and ocean bureaus. Besides, PIESAT also founded weather/ocean service center, which provides meteorological information services for road, aviation, electricity, and insurance, etc. Facing the rapid evolution of satellite remote sensing and meteorology/marine application service market in China and abroad, PIESAT, under the leadership of Dr. Yuxiang Wang, has devoted to innovative technology development and superior software management. PIESAT is becoming a top provider of satellite remote sensing and meteorology/marine services in the world with its steady growth of core capabilities and strong competitiveness.

Climate change and environmental pollution are major issues of global concern. To raise the attention of the public to the environmental issues, nurture interests of students in oceanic and atmospheric sciences and attract young talents to join the force, COAA and PIESAT proudly launch the 3rd Yuxiang Young Scholar Award in 2018. The award aims to recognize outstanding Chinese and Chinese-American young scholars in oceanic and atmospheric sciences and related fields. It also provides financial support and career opportunities for the awardees in order to promote further development of oceanic and atmospheric sciences and related fields.

 

  1. Eligibility and fields

Scholars of 35 years old or younger, or within five years of obtaining Ph.D., with outstanding academic achievement and innovative research in the fields including but not limited to: Meteorology, Atmospheric Sciences, Space Sciences, Oceanic Sciences, Satellite Remote Sensing, and Hydrology.

Each person can apply three times but can be awarded only once.

 

  1. Application materials

(1) Curriculum Vitae with bibliography

(2) Statement of research achievements

(3) Three most important publications and/or patents, technology certificates

(4) Two letters of recommendation

 

  1. Award amount

Depending on the number of applications and qualifications, up to 5 awards of $2000 each will be issued in 2018.

 

  1. Selection procedure

(1) Applicants submit all application materials before the deadline: August 31, 2018.

(2) A committee consisting of experts in the relevant fields reviews the applications. Qualified candidates may be invited for interviews if necessary.

(3) Final winners will be determined after the interviews. Selection results will be announced in mid-October, 2018.

 

Please submit the applications to COAASCC.EC@gmail.com before the deadline.

 

Local Organizer: Chinese American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, Southern California Chapter (COAA SCC)

 

Contact: Dr. Qing Yue, Email: airyue@gmail.com

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2018/05/25 at 6:09 am Leave a comment

COAA-SCC 2017 Fall Workshop

Our annual COAA-SCC Fall Workshop was successfully held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at University of Southern California. The theme of this year’s workshop was Frontiers of Earth, Atmospheric, and Oceanic Sciences. It featured a number of invited talks at the forefront of Earth, atmospheric and oceanic sciences. The five invited speakers provided their perspectives on the current and future research directions of their field and offer advice to young scientists on career development. Particularly, we were excited to have students and scholars from the University of Arizona join our COAA-SCC family in this fall workshop. The workshop agenda, photos, and invited presentation slides can be found in the links below.

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Please stay tuned for the COAA-SCC future activities.

 

Agenda: FallWorkshop2017_agenda_v2

Photos: dropbox

Presentations:Fu_Rong, Dong_Xiquan, Ding_Qinghua, Song_TonyChao_Yi

2017/11/07 at 11:27 pm Leave a comment

Application of 2017 Yuxiang Young Scholar Award

The Chinese American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (COAA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1993 to facilitate networking among oceanic and atmospheric professionals, promote interests and professional excellence, and provide technical exchange and career opportunities. The PIESAT, LLC (PIESAT) is a high-tech enterprise founded in 2008, focusing on satellite remote sensing and navigation technology, research and application. Its business services cover cartographic, land survey, mining exploration, oceanic and atmospheric sciences, resource/environmental monitoring, disaster monitoring, and national security. Facing the rapid evolution of satellite remote sensing application service market in China and abroad, PIESAT, under the leadership of Dr. Yuxiang Wang, has devoted to innovative technology development and superior software management. PIESAT is becoming a top provider of satellite remote sensing services in the world with its steady growth of core capabilities and strong competitiveness.
Climate change and environmental pollution are major issues of global concern. To raise the attention of the public to the environmental issues, nurture interests of students in oceanic and atmospheric sciences and attract young talents to join the force, COAA and PIESAT proudly launch the 2nd Yuxiang Young Scholar Award in 2017. The award aims to recognize outstanding Chinese and Chinese-American young scholars in oceanic and atmospheric sciences and related fields. It also provides financial support and career opportunities for the awardees in order to promote further development of oceanic and atmospheric sciences and related fields.
1. Eligibility and fields
Scholars of 35 years old or younger, or within five years of obtaining Ph.D., who currently study or work in the United States and have lived in the United States for more than 1 year, with outstanding academic achievement and innovative research in the fields including but not limited to: Meteorology, Atmospheric Sciences, Space Sciences, Oceanic Sciences, Satellite Remote Sensing, and Hydrology. Each person can apply three times but can be awarded only once.
 
2. Application materials
(1) Curriculum Vitae with bibliography
(2) Statement of research achievements
(3) Three most important publications and/or patents, technology certificates
(4) Two letters of recommendation
3. Award amount
Depending on the number of applications and qualifications, up to 4 awards of $2500 each will be issued in 2017.
4. Selection procedure
(1) Applicants submit all application materials before the deadline: June 30, 2017.
(2) A committee consisting of experts in the relevant fields reviews the applications. Qualified candidates may be invited for interviews if necessary.
(3) Selection results will be announced in mid-September.
Please submit the applications to COAASCC.EC@gmail.com before the deadline.
Local Organizer: Chinese American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, Southern California Chapter (COAA SCC)
Contact: Dr. Baijun Tian, Email: baijun.tian@jpl.nasa.gov

2017/06/13 at 4:12 am Leave a comment

Presentations and photos from our Fall Workshop

Hi Everyone,

Hope everyone had a great time last Saturday at Caltech.

Below are the presentation slides from four speakers: Prof. Shang-Ping Xie, Dr. Yuxiang Wang, Dr. Jonathan Jiang and Dr. Yu Gu.

Also, you can find the photos of this event at https://goo.gl/photos/7hTfCVNfCWnmMNgu8

Please enjoy.

The COAA SCC Executive Committee

Slides_Xie

Slides_Wang

Slides_Jiang

Slides_Gu

2016/11/02 at 6:18 am Leave a comment

Announcement of 2016 COAA-SCC Fall Workshop

Dear COAA-SCC Members and Friends,

You are cordially invited to attend the annual COAA-SCC Fall Workshop on Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm, at the Beckman Institute Auditorium, California Institute of Technology. The theme of this year’s workshop is New Perspectives on Research and Application of Earth, Atmosphere, and Oceanic Sciences. It features a number of invited talks covering frontier research directions, commercial applications of remote sensing and atmospheric/oceanic sciences, policies and experiences in collaborations with Chinese institutes and business, as well as tips for publishing in academic journals. We will also celebrate together recent award winners and fellow recognitions.

A poster contest will be open to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. This is a perfect opportunity for young scholars to publicize your research and seek feedbacks. Different from conventional poster contests, the best posters will be judged based on “Popular Votes” – everyone will participate in judging and whoever gets the most votes will be the winner(s)! Please join us in this fun activity and support your colleagues!
Lunch and dinner will be provided. A preliminary agenda is attached.
The enrollment and renewal of your annual COAA membership will be conducted together with the workshop registration, starting at 10:30 am. The COAA membership fee is $5.00 for students and $10.00 for non-students. The workshop registration fee is

COAA members and family: $10.00 per person (including membership)
Non members and family: $20.00 per person
Children under 12: free

Please RSVP by October 25, 2016 to COAA-SCC Regional Directors if you are coming to the workshop and how many in your party are with you for lunch and dinner, or participate in the poster contest.

Regional Directors:
UCLA: Gang Chen gchenpu@ucla.edu
USC: Sijia Dong sijiadon@usc.edu
Caltech: Yuanlong Wang yhuang@caltech.edu
UCI: Wenshan Wang wenshanw@uci.edu
UCSD: Ru Chen srchen@ucsd.edu
JPL: Baijun Tian, Baijun.Tian@jpl.nasa.gov
All Others: Hui Su Hui.Su@jpl.nasa.gov, and Yuan Wang Yuan.Wang@caltech.edu

The COAA SCC Executive Committee

2016/10/27 at 4:22 am Leave a comment

Dear COAA SCC members,
The new COAA SCC Executive Committee has officially taken office since September 1st, 2016. Below is a list of the new EC members:
President: Hui Su (JPL) – Overall Responsibility
Vice President: Gang Chen (UCLA) – Public Relations & Regional Director UCLA
Secretary: Qing Yue (JPL) – Internal Communications
Treasurer: Cenlin He (UCLA) – Membership and Registration
Webmaster/Newsletter Editor:  Yuan Wang (Caltech) – COAA-SCC publications 
Regional Directors <email>:
Gang Chen – UCLA <gchenpu@ucla.edu>
Baijun Tian – JPL <Baijun.Tian@jpl.nasa.gov>
Sijia Dong – USC <sijiadon@usc.edu>
Yuanlong Huang – Caltech <yhuang@caltech.edu>
Wenshan Wang – UCI <wenshanw@uci.edu>
Ru Chen – UCSD <srchen@ucsd.edu>
We thank Drs. Guang Zhang (UCSD), Yang Chen (UCI), Xuan Ji (UCLA), and Qiong Zhang (Caltech) for their dedicated and passionate service for the community in the past  years! We also thank all the COAA SCC members who have cast your vote and supported our COAA SCC.
The COAA SCC Executive Committee

2016/10/27 at 4:15 am Leave a comment

Yuxiang Young Scholar Award Winners

The Chinese American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (COAA) and Beijing PIESAT Information Technology, Co., Ltd (Beijing Hongtu) launched the Yuxiang Young Scholar Award in February 2016 in order to recognize young scholars with outstanding achievement in oceanic and atmospheric sciences and related fields.

A total of twenty-four applications were received from qualified scientists in both China and the United States. A committee consisting of six experts in the relevant fields was formed to review the applications. After careful consideration and extensive discussions, I am pleased to announce that COAA has selected the following applicants to receive the 2016 Yuxiang Young Scholar Award:

Dr. Chunsong Lu (Professor, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology)
Dr. Kan Huang (Research Professor, Fudan University)
Dr. Bin Zhao (Postdoc, University of California, Los Angeles)
Dr. Xuan Zhang (Postdoc, Aerosol and Cloud Chemistry Center, Aerodyne Research Inc)

The awards will be presented at the COAA 7th International Conference on Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Change, in Beijing, China on July 27, 2016. Each awardee will receive a certificate and a check of $2500.

Please join us to congratulate all the winners and wish them continued success in their research endeavor.

Dr. Yu Gu, UCLA

2016 Yuxiang Young Scholar Award Committee Chair

2016/07/08 at 8:45 pm Leave a comment

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