Exploring the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) Scholar's Platform

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Danielle Rowland, Iggy Naus KF0OBP, Xander Whittington-Speck KJ5DDU, Bay Rabourn KJ5DCX building crystal radios at the Green Bank Observatory Science Center 11/18/2023.

Project description

The following bolded paragraph is useful to aid you in succinctly describing this course; but, don't copy it verbatim in your applications. On internship applications, you should stress the enthusiasm you had for STEM that led you to apply to this program, why you were interested in our program (topics covered/program overview), and what you gained or hope to accomplish by completing the course (this connects topics to your research interest).

"Exploring the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) is a competitive out-of-school 20-week scholars program with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO). Accepted scholars gain technical knowledge of the EMS and experience with hands-on applications through Amateur (Ham) Radio to prepare them for Amateur Radio Technician and General class licensure. Scholars gain foundational knowledge in topics such as wave characteristics, wave propagation, frequency bands, electronics, regulations, amateur radio operating components and more, while also being exposed to academic and professional careers related to the EMS."

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ü     If you need to miss a class please give Jesse 24-hour notice 

ü      Please don’t miss more than 4 classes without a reasonable excuse

ü      Please respond to email within 24 hours

ü      Late is considered 10 mins: 3 late arrivals equal one absence

ü      Expectations for assignments:

ü Due by next week’s class: all activities in the Learning Activities & Assessment activities sections

ü Click the blue Mark as done button for activities you complete

ü  Your participation is valued

ü Discussion during the next class is the evaluation

Congratulations to New Ham Radio licensees!

  • Abigail Swanberg, KQ4MHA
  • Alia Wofford, KQ4MHB
  • Bay Rabourn, KJ5DCX
  • Chase Adams, KC3YAC 
  • Helenna "Howl" O'Brien, KK7QIK
  • Ignacia Naus, KF0OBP
  • Jessica Rubin, KC3WZN
  • Keana Beaufort, KQ4MPX
  • Masia Wisdom, KC3WZF
  • Mia Bridges, KQ4MGZ
  • Xander Whittington-Speck, KJ5DDU

Congratulations for Upgrading to General!

  • Abigail Swanberg, KQ4MHA
  • Chase Adams, KC3YAC
  • Helenna O'Brien, KK7QIK
  • Ignacia Naus, KF0OBP
  • Lucian Pfister, KE8VWP
  • Mia Bridges, KQ4MGZ

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