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