Call for Volunteers for "Students in Magnetism"
The Magnetics Society is organizing multiple activities for students of the magnetics community. The flagship event is a new conference, the Around-the-Clock Around-the-Globe Magnetics Conference (AtC-AtG), which was initiated in early 2020 at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic to provide an alternative to the summer school, which had to be canceled. This conference is organized by PhD students and early career researchers under the supervision of senior Magnetics Society members. AtC-AtG is a virtual conference and runs one day for 24 hours non-stop to include all regions around the globe. The conference attracts over 190 abstract submissions and 700 registered participants.
Such virtual activities have recently been encouraged by the IEEE Technical Activities Board and can enhance members’ benefits.
We look for enthusiastic volunteers to lead "Students in Magnetism" which is to be established this year. We look for (self-)nominations of student members who wish to be involved in Students in Magnetism. Please send your CV to (Click to show email), highlighting any previous involvement in conference/ outreach activities. The deadline for any (self-)nominations is 3 June 2022.
In order to assist and maintain the organization of the AtC-AtG conference, the outreach activities of the chapters, and associated online events; we plan to establish "Students in Magnetism," a virtual entity for graduate students.
Students in Magnetism may collaborate with Young Professionals in Magnetism, chapters and sections to organize conferences and events. The creation of Students in Magnetism can maintain the young members in the Society and foster them to become future leaders in the Magnetics Society and the Magnetism community. The creation of a virtual Students in Magnetism including graduate students will help to be secure and maintain their enthusiasm. The virtual Students in Magnetism will also offer some training, such as chairing a session at our conferences and reviewing a journal article for our journals.
The virtual Students in Magnetism will focus on the following activities:
1. Annual organizational support of the online AtC-AtG conference.
2. Organization of outreach events online and jointly with a local chapter. Planned outreach event 2022: This year marks the 300th anniversary of the measurement of daily magnetic declination by George Graham (and the 190th anniversary of Gauss' measurement). This is an ideal opportunity for us to promote the recent development of magnetic sensors to a general audience.
3. Coordination of students-led projects to be funded by the Society (in collaboration with the Education Committee and Summer School organizers.)