Assessing SPR education


  • Bruce T. Tsurutani,

  • Mark J. Engebretson


The SPR Education Committee has been charged with determining the adequacy of education in the SPR field at all levels (pre-college, college, graduate, postgraduate, and general public education). After an initial assessment, the committee will recommend implementing specific actions under its aegis.

As a start, the committee would to hear from members who are writing textbooks or working in education (other than teaching classes) on space physics and aeronomy. The committee aims to discern obvious gaps in coverage of the field, and to encourage top scientists to write books or pamphlets to remedy these lacks. Survey results will be published in Eos.