Marc Buckley, physical ocean science and engineering graduate student – Received second place in the “Best Student Presentation” category at a meeting of the American Meteorological Society in July.
Danielle Haulsee, oceanography graduate student – Was awarded Best Student Presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting in Nov. 2012 for her talk, “Incorporating Acoustic Telemetry, Satellites, and Underwater Robots to Understand Fish Movements and Species Assemblages in the Mid-Atlantic Bight.”
Doris Hicks, Delaware Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service – Received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Mid-Atlantic Sea Grant Extension Network for her work as a co-leader for “Framing the Message about Seafood: A Consensus Building Workshop for Stakeholders.”
Willett Kempton, professor of marine policy – Was invited by the Erasmus Mundus program to give a series of lectures on electric vehicles in Paris in Nov. 2012.
Chelsea Leiper, geography graduate student – Received the Professional Development Award for Graduate Students from the UD Office of Graduate Studies to support travel to the annual conference of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) in Los Angeles.
Fritz Nelson, professor of geography – Was appointed vice president of the American Geographical Society.
James Pizzuto, professor of geological sciences – Was elected president-elect of the Earth and Planetary Surface Processes Focus Group of the American Geophysical Union.
Courtney Siegert, geography graduate student – Received a Doctoral Dissertation Research award from the National Science Foundation for her project titled “Synoptic Climatological Approaches to Assessing Subcanopy Hydrologic and Nutrient Fluxes in a Temperate Deciduous Forest.”
Nancy Targett, dean of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment and director of Delaware Sea Grant, was inducted into the Delaware Maritime Hall of Fame in Oct. 2012.