FALL 2015

Student Special Awards

THE DEAN’S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING RESEARCH PAPER FOR 2015

Given annually since 2008 to recognize outstanding research and writing done by a current PhD candidate who has a manuscript accepted or published in a peer-reviewed journal. This year’s co-winners were acknowledged at the spring graduation ceremony and received a check for $1,500 each.

PATRICK BROWN (ADVISOR, WENHONG LI)
“Comparing the Model-Simulated Global Warming Signal to Observations using Empirical Estimates of Unforced Noise,” Scientific Reports, (Brown, Li, Cordero and Mauget, 2015) doi:10.1038/srep09957.
PhD candidate, Earth and Ocean Sciences

SARAH BRODY (ADVISOR, SUSAN LOZIER)
“Changes in Dominant Mixing Length Scales as a Driver of Subpolar Phytoplankton Bloom Initiation in the North Atlantic,” Geophysical Research Letters, (Brody and Lozier, 2014) doi:10.1002/2014GL059707.
PhD, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Duke University, May 2015


Virlis L. Fischer Award

Goes to the graduating professional degree student with the highest academic achievement. Given by Bernice Fischer in memory of her husband.

LUKE SLIVINSKI of St. Petersburg, Fla.; MEM’15,
Coastal Environmental Management


Sara LaBoskey Award

Given in recognition of personal integrity and academic excellence.

PATRICK HUNNICUTT of Midlothian, Va,; BA,
Environmental Sciences and Policy, Graduation with Distinction


Thomas V. Laska Memorial Award

Given by the Earth and Ocean Sciences faculty to the most outstanding senior major.

VIRGINIA ISAVA of Coral Springs, Fla.; BS,
Earth and Ocean Sciences, Graduation with Distinction