First year astronomy graduate student, Aparna Venkatara, has been invited to attend the NASA 2017 Heliophysics Summer School with all expenses paid. This summer course will be held in Boulder, Colorado in August. Admission to this school has become very competitive as nearly every solar physics student in the US and abroad apply for the opportunity to attend. Aparana is the second GSU student to receive this invitation; Sushant Mahajan attended in 2015. Both Aparna and Sushant are advised by Dr. Piet Martens.
Update: Since releasing this news item, Ms. Venkatara has also been accepted to the CISM Summer School which will be held in Boulder the week prior to the Heliophysics course. Congratulations, Aparna!