[Cancelled] Call for Applications of 2020 Yuxiang Early Career Award

Due to the evolving global pandemic and uncertainties, we regretfully announce that the 2020 Yuxiang Early Career Award will be put on hold until further notice. All the applications received to date will be saved for future consideration should the program resume. We are very sorry for the change of plan and will monitor the situations and adapt accordingly. Thank you for understanding and wish everyone to stay safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. 

Yuxiang Award Committee
On behalf of COAA and PieSat, LLC
August 2020

 

Call for Applications of 2020 Yuxiang Early Career Award

Climate change associated with increasing greenhouse gases has exerted profound impacts on environment, economy and human life. Scientists in the fields of oceanography, atmospheric science, hydrology and related areas utilize observations, numerical models and fundamental physics to advance our understanding of the climate systems and apply the knowledge to protect  the Earth, benefit the society and improve livelihood. Aiming to nurture interests in oceanic, atmospheric and related sciences and applications and attract young talents to join the force, the Chinese American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (COAA) and PIESAT, LLC proudly launch the 5th Yuxiang Early Career Award in 2020. The award recognizes outstanding Chinese and Chinese-American early career scholars in oceanic and atmospheric sciences and related fields, and provides financial support and career opportunities to award winners. COAA Southern California Chapter (COAA-SCC) will lead the application review, award selection and presentation processes with close collaborations with PIESAT, COAA Headquarter and all COAA regional chapters.

  1. Background

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, and 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, 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.

  1. Eligibility and Fields

Scholars 35-year-old or younger, or within five years of obtaining Ph.D. by the time of application 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.

Applicants with exceptional achievements in the following areas are strongly encouraged.

1)         Satellite Remote Sensing: including but not limited to application of innovative methods (physically based or data-driven artificial intelligence) to develop satellite remote sensing products on atmosphere, land and ocean and transition from research to applications and operations; joint application of international mainstream space-borne and ground-based observational data. Strong focus on innovation and transition from research to operations.

2)         Disaster risk assessment: Research on the theory and practice of meteorological multi-hazard risk potential forecast and early warning models and disaster risk assessment models focusing on typhoons, droughts, fires, heavy precipitation (floods, debris flows landslides), ice and snow, etc.; integration of disaster assessment models with socioeconomic impacts, human activities, and infrastructure.

3. Application Materials

Please send the following materials as a single PDF document:

1)    Curriculum Vitae with bibliography

2)    Statement of research achievements (no more than two pages)

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

4)    Two letters of recommendation (can be sent separately from referees)

  1. Award Amount

Depending on the number of applications and qualifications, up to five awards of $2000 each will be issued in 2020.

  1. Application and Selection Procedure

1) All application materials must be submitted to yuxiang.award@gmail.com by 23:59 PDT, September 30, 2020.

2)    A committee consisting of world-wide experts in the relevant fields will review the applications.

3)    Winners will be selected after the interviews. Selections will be announced in late November, 2020.

4)    An award presentation is tentatively scheduled at the COAA AMS 2021 Reception in New Orleans, Louisiana during the week of 10-14 January, 2021.

For more information, please contact the award committee chair, Dr. Hui Su (huisu@yahoo.com).

2020/07/07 at 4:57 pm Leave a comment

2020-2021 COAA SCC Executive Committee

Dear COAA SCC members and friends,

The 2020-2021 COAA SCC Executive Committee (EC) has been elected and officially taken office on July 1st, 2020. The new EC members and their responsibilities are:

President: Yu Gu (UCLA) – Overall Responsibility
President-Elect: Yuan Wang (Caltech) – Leadership Transition
Vice President: Wenshan Wang (UCI) – Public Relations
Secretary: Lei Huang (JPL) – Internal Communications
Treasurer: Yue Huang (UCLA) – Financial Affairs
Webmaster/Newsletter Editor: Zhao-Cheng Zeng (UCLA) – Newsletter and Website
Membership Manager: Zhaoyi Shen (Caltech) – Membership and Registration
Regional Directors: Institutional Liaison
Liyin He (Caltech), Shuang Ma (JPL), Yi Liu (UCI), Zhaoxin Ban (UCLA), Qinghua Ding (UCSB), Rui Sun (UCSD), and Xiquan Dong (U of Arizona)

Please congratulate the 2020-2021 EC members who will work hard to serve our COAA SCC community. Please also thank all 2019-2020 EC members, especially outgoing EC members Dr. Baijun Tian (JPL), Dr. Jinbo Wang (JPL), and Feng Zhu (USC), for their dedicated service in the past years.

Thank you all for your support during the past year and your participation in the 2020-2021 EC election. We wish you and your family staying safe and healthy during these difficult and uncertain times.

The COAA SCC Executive Committee

2020/07/06 at 8:35 pm Leave a comment

COAA-SCC Newsletter 2019Fall

Full newsletter: 

COAASCC_Newsletter_201910_Final.PDF

 

A letter from the president

Dear COAA SCC members, family and friends,

The 2019-2020 COAA SCC Executive Committee (EC) has been elected and officially took office on August 10th, 2019. On behalf of the 2019-2020 COAA SCC EC members, I want to send a warm greeting to you all. Thank you all for your help and cooperation that made our COAA SCC activities successful during the last fiscal year (2018-2019) and I look forward to seeing you in our COAA SCC activities in the coming fiscal year (2019-2020). I also want to thank all 2018-2019 COAA SCC EC members, especially outgoing EC members Tangdong Qu (UCLA), Hongchen Qin (UCI), Ru Chen (UCLA), and Huilin Huang (UCLA), for their dedicated service and great achievements in the past year!

Officially established in January, 2008, COAA SCC is a non-profit organization focusing on enhancing the interactions and communications among Chinese- American atmospheric and oceanic scientists and their family and friends across the Southern California and the Southwestern US in general. There are now around 100 COAA SCC members consisting of professors, scientists and students from Caltech, CSULA, JPL, UA, UCI, UCLA, UCSB, UCSD, SDSU, and USC. Our COAA SCC members are immersed in a rich academic and warm friendship environment that both challenge and nurture them. With common roots in China and many common research interests in atmospheric and oceanic sciences, the COAA SCC members appreciate the virtues of both Chinese and American cultures and have a strong need to promote friendship and scientific collaboration among themselves. The COAA SCC provides such an excellent platform.

Over the years, the COAA SCC has become a reputed, grass-root academic association recognized by Chinese-American scholars and scientific community at large. The success of COAA SCC represents our collective efforts. All COAA SCC EC members are volunteers who contribute their personal time to the COAA SCC operation and activities. Our senior members of professors and scientists are reaching out to share their valuable golden keys to success and to help the younger generation of scientists and students to succeed. Our junior members of scientists and students represent a hard-working and inspiring young generation actively engaging frontier scientific researches. The dedication in scientific excellence and friendship in scientific collaboration by COAA SCC members also provide a living model of professional image to our children who may become scientists and engineers in the future.

I encourage you to visit our website (https://coaascc.wordpress.com) to learn more about COAA SCC and encourage more people to join us. We welcome any ideas and suggestions you may have for the future COAA SCC activities and how to improve COAA SCC.

Sincerely yours,

Baijun Tian
President, COAA-SCC 2019-2020 Executive Committee

2020/05/30 at 7:09 am Leave a comment

Call for Applications of 2019 Yuxiang Early Career Award

Call for Applications of 2019 Yuxiang Early Career Award

Climate change and environmental pollution are major issues facing mankind in the 21st century. To increase public awareness of these issues, nurture interests of students in oceanic and atmospheric sciences and attract young talents to join the force, the Chinese American Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (COAA) and PIESAT, LLC proudly launch the 4th Yuxiang Early Career Award in 2019. 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. COAA Southern California Chapter (COAA-SCC) will lead the application review, award selection, and presentation procedures.

  1. Background

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, and 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, 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 and marine services in the world with its steady growth of core capabilities and strong competitiveness.

 

  1. Eligibility and Fields

Scholars 35-year-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. Applicants with outstanding achievements in societal and economical applications of atmospheric and oceanic research and analysis are strongly encouraged.  Each person can apply three times but can be awarded only once.

  1. Application Materials

Please send the following materials as a single PDF document:

1)    Curriculum Vitae with bibliography

2)    Statement of research achievements (no more than two pages)

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

4)    Two letters of recommendation (can be sent seperately from references)

  1. Award Amount

Depending on the number of applications and qualifications, up to five awards of $2000 each will be issued in 2019.

  1. Application and Selection Procedure

1) Applicants submit all application materials to yuxiang.award@gmail.com before the deadline: October 15, 2019. 

2) A committee consisting of world-wide experts in the relevant fields will review the applications.

3) Selection results will be announced in mid-November, 2019.

4) An award presentation is tentatively scheduled in the COAA AMS 2020 Reception in Boston.

For more information, please contact the award committee chair, Dr. Yuan Wang (yuan.wang@caltech.edu)

COAA-SCC

August 13, 2019

2019/08/16 at 7:03 am Leave a comment

COAA-SCC 2018 Fall Workshop

Our highly anticipated 2018 Fall Workshop was successfully held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), with the theme of Enhancing Collaborations among Researchers and Institutions. Dr. Baijun Tian from JPL/Caltech, the current COAA SCC president, started the workshop with a report on the COAA SCC executive committee member changes, the COAA SCC activities during the past year and planned future COAA SCC activities. In particular, Dr. Tian formally welcomed students and scholars from UCSB joining our COAA SCC family and thanked them for hosting this workshop. Dr. Hui Su from JPL/Caltech then talked about the JPL Strategic University Research Partnership (SURP), the JPL Center for Academic Partnerships (CAP), and the JPL Researchers on Campus (JROC) followed by Dr. Yu Gu from UCLA introducing the UCLA Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering (JIFRESSE). Then around 40 scientists and students from several COAA SCC institutions (UCSB, UA, UCLA, JPL, Caltech, and UCI) briefly presented their own research interests/projects/results. Many interesting and lively Q/As and discussions occurred during these presentations. The workshop agenda and photos can be found on the COAA SCC website.

FallWorkshop2018_agenda

Photos

2018/09/30 at 9:30 pm Leave a comment

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

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.

Group-Photo

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

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