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Jo Ann Cram Joselyn, PhD

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Jo Ann Cram Joselyn, PhD

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The International Union of Geodesy and Geomagnetism



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Dr. Jo Ann Cram Joselyn is the first woman and the first American to serve as Secretary General of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) and the first woman to serve as Secretary General of the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA). She managed the scientific and administrative affairs of the IUGG. This non-governmental organization promotes the scientific endeavors of seven associations that include the disciplines of geodesy, seismology and physics, volcanology, geomagnetism, aeronomy, meteorological and atmospheric sciences, hydrology, and physics of the oceans.

Before retiring in 1999, Joselyn was a senior space scientist and reserve space weather forecaster with the Space Environment Center of NOAA’s Environmental Research Laboratories and the National Centers for Environmental Prediction. Her published works include papers on solar, ionospheric, and magnetospheric physics.

Joselyn serves on the University of Colorado Graduate School Advisory Council and served on the CU Engineering Advisory Council for eight years. She has received many notable awards from a variety of organizations including the CU Distinguished Engineering Alumnae. She is the co-founder of Boulder’s Share A Gift Inc., a nonprofit community program that collects and distributes toys to needy children.

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