SHINE 2012 Student Announcements

May 26, 2012

Check out photos from Student Day during SHINE 2011 in Snowmass, Colorado!

May 12, 2012

The student tutorials from SHINE 2011 are now available for viewing. You may be interested for educational reasons or as examples if you are one of the presenters for SHINE 2012 student day.

View the files in Google Docs:

Download files individually, or download all as a .zip file:

All SHINE 2011 Tutorials as a .zip file





New_Magnetic Fields and the Solar Dynamo.pdf



The sun1.ppt


May 10th, 2012

Hi, SHINE students!

We are very excited about this year's meeting, and are looking forward to making Student Day a great experience for all of us! It is a unique experience, which brings together the students (and ONLY the students) together and helps us get to know one another better. As you know, if you are a supported student, you are required to attend Student Day (June 24th), so please, read carefully the below instructions and information regarding the logistics.

1. General SHINE registration information The conference this year will be held between June 25th and June 29th, at the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa - Wailea, Maui, Hawaii. Student Day is on Sunday, June 24th. By now you have all hopefully registered and submitted your abstracts. If not, you still have until May 31st to do it here:
You will find some necessary forms to fill out here:

2. This year, the allowed size for posters is 4 feet x 4 feet.

3. Student day consists of 2 major parts; the morning part, which is reserved for tutorials in introductory Heliophysics, and the afternoon part, which is reserved for student research talks (Splinter sessions)

a. Morning tutorials: students (that is you!) will give tutorials on the heliosphere to all the students. The goal of these tutorials is to provide a background to the conference topics, to ease your understanding of the research presented. Tutorials also give you the chance to exercise your presenting skills in a stress-free, advisors-free environment. It is a great chance for you to review the basics that you might be too busy too look back at usually. So, we strongly encourage you to volunteer to give a tutorial. The topics of the tutorials are chosen based on the sessions topics in the meeting, for this years the topics are:

The Sun (incl. Magnetic Fields and the Solar Dynamo);
The Solar wind;
The Outer Heliosphere;
Satellite missions and observations;
Turbulence and Reconnection;
Coronal Mass Ejections;
Flares and Chromospheric Activity;
Shocks and Energetic particles.

We also highly encourage new students to pick up the introductory tutorials. This will be a great opportunity for you to review the relevant literature for your qualifiers, oral presentations etc. Please e-mail Nada ( or Kamen ( if you would like to volunteer for a specific topic. If you are interested in several topics that is fine, but we ask you to order them by preference. We will be providing the volunteers with more information about their tutorials. For guidance, see several tutorials from last year above.

b. Splinter sessions: Students will have the chance to present what they have been doing in the past few years: it is This is a great way to practice your conference speaking and question-answering skills, so send us an e-mail if you are interested. We are soliciting topics and volunteers to give research talks in the afternoon of Student Day! Senior students, if you're planning to graduate soon and want to give a research talk for practice, please let us know in time. We will determine the topics based on your input, so let us know! The talks will be 15-20 minute long, similar to the regular SHINE talks.

4) Like last year, we will be organizing a short introduction in the beginning of student day. Everyone MUST prepare a one-slide introductory slide to the talk or poster you will present at the conference, including your name, picture, and your session. Everybody will stand up and introduce themselves briefly (no more than 30 seconds), so we can get to know each other from the get go. Please name the slides like FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME_INTRO_SLIDE.pdf (or .ppt) and send them to or Here is an example introductory slide:

These introductory slides will also be passed on to Ilia, and will be shown during breakfast on the day of your session. So you will be preparing for that as well. We will remind you of this as the meeting approaches, in case you haven't yet finished the research you will present - We know we are nowhere near being done ...


Kamen & Nada


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