Awards and News
Ryan Turner has been selected to receive the 2012 - 2013 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, sponsored by the GSI Teaching and Resource Center, in recognition of your exceptional achievements as a teacher. This year, approximately nine percent of the GSIs serving on campus will earn this distinguished award.
EPS marine science major Christina Hamilton has been awarded the Haas Scholarship for 2013, one of 20 awarded across campus each year. Her project with Professor Jim Bishop is to develop efficient algorithms for quantification of ocean carbon sedimentation from hourly image data collected by robotic Carbon Flux Explorers as they operate autonomously at depths as great as 1000 m in the open ocean for seasons to years. The project aim is to achieve a data volume reduction by a factor of 100,000 while retaining maximum information about the processes of organic matter and carbonate sedimentation in the ocean. Such observations/data are required to inform models used for ocean carbon cycle prediction. The Carbon Flux Explorer program is supported by the National Science Foundation.