I have included the awards announcement. I had included the official live recording of my acceptance speech during the Hamvention Virtual Forums, but it seems to be restricted to some. Here is the link anyway, just in case: https://youtu.be/DZhL979mgas?t=3805
It was a true honor to be in the company of Angel Vasquez WP3R from Arecibo Radio Observatory, and moderators Nathaniel Frissell W2NAF(of HamSCI.org fame) and Joe Taylor K1JT (Nobel Laureate).
I will re-post an alternate copy of the speech here shortly.
Driving Space Environment Research and Education via a New Paradigm
My talk focused on how we must switch paradigms when it comes to training the Next Generation workforce in applied space-related engineering and science fields. Entry-level workers need a much more synoptic view of space materials, the space environment, and the resources available to them to remain engaged and competitive in this new world of commercial space. Traditional, compartmented methodologies for teaching different academic disciplines is no longer viable.
This is all about my history, when I first got interested in space and our Sun, how being an artist ultimately enabled me to become a physicist, and the inspiration that caused me to embark on creating a new field of broadcast Space Weather.
American Chemical Society (SCALACS) Joint with LAUSD, Invited Lecture, California State University Northridge, CA, USA, March 16, 2019
I was part of the NASA Glenn Research Center team as we broadcasted LIVE from Jefferson City, Missouri in the path of totality on August 21, 2017 for the Eclipse. Catch the replay of the entire NASA TV broadcast here: https://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive.