Alex Charters Student Scholars Program

The Hypervelocity Impact Society is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the Alex Charters Student Scholars Program. This program provides travel reimbursement support to selected students for attendance at the 2007 Hypervelocity Impact Symposium. Students are selected through a competitive evaluation of nominations submitted by their academic advisors. The symposium will be held the week of September 23-27, 2007 at the Williamsburg Lodge Conference Center in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.

Nominations must be received by January 1, 2007

ELIGIBILITY : Students enrolled in an academic institution at the time of the conference and interested in hypervelocity impact phenomena are eligible for nomination to the Alex Charters Student Scholars Program. This program is aimed primarily at graduate students, although undergraduate students may apply.

AWARD PACKAGE : Students selected as Alex Charters Student Scholars will receive travel reimbursement support for attendance at HVIS 2007 (transportation and lodging expenses only), up to a limit of one thousand dollars (US) per student. Alex Charters Student Scholars will receive complementary conference registration and a copy of the conference proceedings.

HOW TO SUBMIT NOMINATIONS : The nomination must be submitted by the student's academic advisor, on the letterhead of the academic institution, by mail to the postal address shown below. The nomination is limited to a maximum of three pages, and must include the following items: (1) names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of both the student and the advisor, (2) a brief overview of the student's academic background and record, (3) a description of future academic work to be pursued by the student, and (4) a discussion of why the symposium would be helpful to the student.

Nominations submitted by electronic mail or exceeding the three page limit will not be considered. Send completed nominations (by postal mail, not e-mail) to:

Dr. Frank Schaefer
Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics
Ernst-Mach-Institut (EMI)
Eckerstr. 4
D- 79100 Freiburg

SCHEDULE : Nominations must be received by January 1, 2007. Announcement of the Alex Charters Student Scholars for HVIS 2007 is expected to occur six months prior to the start of the conference.

Alex Charters Student Scholars will be selected based on a review of the nominations by the HVIS Educational Outreach Committee. Questions on the program may be directed to the committee chair, Frank Schaefer (

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