Yingjuan Ma has been awarded the AGU F.L. Scarf Award, given annually to a recent Ph.D. recipient for outstanding dissertation research that contributes directly to solarplanetary sciences. Ma's thesis is entitled “3D multi-species global MHD studies of the solar wind interaction with Mars and Saturn's magnetospheric plasma flow with Titan.” She will be formally presented with the award at the SPA Section Dinner during the 2007 AGU Fall Meeting, which will be held 10–14 December in San Francisco, California.
Yingjuan Ma received her B.S. in 1997 and a M.S. in 2000 in space science from University of Science and Technology of China. She received her Ph.D. in atmospheric and space sciences under the supervision of Andrew F. Nagy in 2006 at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Her research interests include MHD modeling of plasma interactions around unmagnetized and weakly magnetized solar system bodies.