Lauren Blum will receive the 2017 Basu United States Early Career Award for Research Excellence in Sun–Earth Systems Science at the 2017 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, to be held 11–15 December in New Orleans, La. This award is given annually to “one early career scientist (no more than 3 years post-degree) from the United States in recognition of significant work that shows the focus and promise of making outstanding contributions to research in Sun–Earth systems science that further the understanding of both plasma physical processes and their applications for the benefit of society.”
Lauren received her B.A. in physics from Dartmouth College in 2007 and an M.A. in astronomy from Boston University in 2010. She completed her Ph.D. in aerospace engineering sciences under the supervision of Xinlin Li at the University of Colorado Boulder in August 2014. Her research interests include wave–particle interactions and their influence on the evolution and dynamics of Earth’s radiation belts, as well as energetic particle detector and small satellite development.