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Dr. Sonya Lyatsky appointed Assistant Program Director for Antarctic Astrophysics & Geospace Sciences

May 4, 2015

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sonya Lyatsky as Assistant Program Director for the Antarctic Astrophysics & Geospace Sciences Program in the Antarctic Sciences Section of the Division of Polar Programs. In 2012-2014, Dr. Lyatsky was a Polar Postdoctoral Fellow and developed a numerical model of interhemispheric field-aligned currents to examine their effects on global geomagnetic activity and ionospheric convection in the polar regions in both hemispheres. 

Prior to her NSF/OPP postdoc experience, Dr. Lyatsky was an Adjunct Faculty member in Mathematics at Howard Community College in Columbia (MD) and a technician supporting the Physics Department at the University of Maryland in College Park. Dr. Lyatsky holds a M.S. in Computer Science and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the Alabama A&M University in Huntsville. She has authored over 10 papers on geospace research published in peer-reviewed journals.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Sonya Lyatsky to the Division of Polar Programs and the GEO team.  

Scott Borg
Head, Antarctic Sciences

Posted: 05/07/2015