The NRAO Student Observing Support (SOS) Committee met in January and May 2009 to discuss the proposals that were submitted during the previous trimesters. The SOS Committee (composed of five faculty members from U.S. universities) discussed the science case and student support application of each proposal. Listed below are those that were selected to receive funding. Complete information on the Student Observing Support program is available at http://wikio.nrao.edu/bin/view/GB/Observing/NRAOStudentSupportProgram.
SOS funds were awarded to these proposals that were submitted during the 09A (October 1, 2008) deadline:
- Shea Brown (University of Minnesota, Supervisor: Lawrence Rudnick) was awarded $17,355 for work related to proposal GBT09A-008, "Relativistic Probes of the WHIM"
- Katie Chynoweth (Vanderbilt University, Supervisor: Kelly Holley-Bockelmann) was awarded $19,000 for work related to proposal GBT09A-046, "A Search for Faint Extended HI in Nearby Galaxy Groups"
- Benjamin Zeiger (University of Colorado, Supervisor: Jeremy Darling) was awarded $20,500 for work related to proposal GBT09A-064, "A Spectral Survey of an Opaque Atmospheric Window"
- Miranda Nordhaus (University of Texas, Supervisor: Neal Evans) was awarded $35,000 for work related to proposal GBT09A-080, "NH3 in Dense Cloud Cores Selected from the 1.1 mm Continuum BGPS"
- Greg Ziemann (University of California, Davis, Supervisor: Robert Becker) was awarded $35,000 for work related to proposal AB1314 (VLA09A-106), "A FIRST Complement to SDSS-III"
SOS funds were awarded to these proposals that were submitted during the 09B (February 1, 2009) deadline:
- Loren Anderson (Boston University, Supervisor: Tom Bania) was awarded $12,841 for work related to proposal GBT09B-002, "Discovering Milky Way HII Regions"
- Claire Gilpin (Franklin and Marshall College, Supervisor: Fronefield Crawford) was awarded $4,800 for work related to proposal GBT09B-003, "On the Trail of the Enigmatic Millisecond Binary Pulsar PSR J1723-28"
- Damon Farnsworth (University of Minnesota, Supervisor: Larry Rudnick) was awarded $25,200 for work related to proposal GBT09B-012, "Relativistic Probes of the WHIM (redux)"
- Joshua Miller (West Virginia University, Supervisor: Maura McLaughlin) was awarded $22,400 for work related to proposal GBT09B-028, "Timing of New and Old Rotating Radio Transient Sources"
- Sanchayeeta Borthakur (University of Massachusetts, Supervisor: Min Yun) was awarded $16,970 for work related to proposal VLBA09B-126, "Probing the Fundamental Sizes of HI Clouds in External Galaxies at . . . ."