Dr. Amanda Bauer Appointed Interim Deputy Director for LSST Operations

Dr. Amanda Bauer Appointed Interim Deputy Director for LSST Operations

Dear Colleagues:

I am delighted to announce that Dr. Amanda Bauer has agreed to take on the role of Interim Deputy Director for LSST Operations, effective immediately.

Amanda has been Head of Education and Public Outreach (EPO) for the LSST Construction project since 2017. As a member of the LSST management team she has demonstrated leadership, ability to organize and build teams, and deliver on project milestones. This fiscal year she will help to support (among other things) the key activity of delivering a successful LSST full survey operations proposal (to be submitted to a joint agency review in April, 2020).

Amanda is committing 25% of her time to this new role while maintaining her focus on the LSST EPO Project effort.

I am looking forward to having Amanda's considerable strengths brought to bear on the challenges facing the Operations team this year. I hope you will all welcome her into this new position.

Robert Blum
Acting Director for LSST Operations

Dra. Amanda Bauer Nombrada Subdirectora Interina de las Operaciones de LSST

Estimados Colegas:

Me complace anunciar que la Dra. Amanda Bauer acordó asumir el puesto de Subdirectora Interina de las Operaciones de LSST, haciéndose efectivo de inmediato.

Amanda ha sido Jefa de Educación y Difusión Pública (EPO) para el proyecto de Construcción LSST desde 2017. Como miembro del equipo de gerencia de LSST, ha demostrado liderazgo, capacidad para organizar y crear equipos y cumplir con los hitos del proyecto. Este año fiscal ayudará a apoyar (entre otras cosas) la actividad clave de entregar una propuesta exitosa del estudio completo de operaciones de LSST (que se presentará a una revisión conjunta de la agencia en abril de 2020).

Amanda dedicará 25% de su tiempo a este nuevo rol mientras mantiene su enfoque en el esfuerzo del Proyecto EPO LSST.

Espero con ansias que las considerables fortalezas de Amanda se apliquen a los desafíos que enfrenta el equipo de Operaciones este año. Espero que sea bien recibida por todos en este nuevo puesto.

Robert Blum
Director Interino de Operaciones LSST

Financial support for Rubin Observatory comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Cooperative Support Agreement No. 1202910, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515, and private funding raised by the LSST Corporation. The NSF-funded Rubin Observatory Project Office for construction was established as an operating center under management of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA).  The DOE-funded effort to build the the Rubin Observatory LSST Camera (LSSTCam) is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to promote the progress of science. NSF supports basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future.
NSF and DOE will continue to support Rubin Observatory in its Operations phase. They will also provide support for scientific research with LSST data.   

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