Graduate student Emily Maung is among
a group of CEOE members who have received
recognition for their efforts recently.
Photo by Bob Bowden
The following University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) faculty, alumni, and students have been acknowledged for their work this spring and summer.
• Lee Anderson, professor of marine policy — Was reappointed to serve as a member of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council. Anderson, who is currently vice-chairman of the council, was first appointed in 2007 and will be serving his second term.
• Brian F. Atwater, a 1980 alum with a doctorate in geology — Was named a 2010 inductee to the UD Alumni Wall of Fame. Atwater is a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey at the Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington.
• Rachel Bernstein, geography doctoral student — Won the R.S. Tarr Student Paper Competition through the Cryosphere Specialty Group at the Association of American Geographers AGM, held this spring in Washington D.C. Her poster and short presentation was entitled, “Southern Ocean Sea Ice Volume Transport using NIC Chart-Derived Thickness Distributions.”
• Deon Knights, an undergraduate geology major — Was named a McNair Scholar. The McNair Program is designed to prepare talented and diverse students for graduate school.
• Emily Maung, marine biosciences doctoral student — Earned a Grant in Aid of Research from the scientific research society Sigma Xi.
• Berit Rabe, POSE doctoral student — Was selected to participate in the Physical Oceanography Dissertation Symposium in Honolulu, Hawaii.
• Joseph Senne, doctoral student in the Physical Ocean Science and Engineering (POSE) Program — Received the Science, Mathematics And Research for Transportation (SMART) Fellowship from the Department of Defense. The fellowship is designed to support students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM disciplines) with benefits including full tuition, a cash award, mentoring, and employment placement after graduation.
• Thomas M. Smith, a 1990 alum with a doctorate in oceanography — Earned a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Bronze Medal, the highest career award given by the NOAA administrator annually. Smith is a physical scientist with the NOAA Satellite Climate Studies Branch. He received the award for as part of a group who developed a successful research-to-operation transition of climate sea surface temperature observing system design, implementation, and performance monitoring.
• Jennifer Stewart, marine biosciences doctoral student — Received the University Dissertation Fellows Award.
• Elizabeth Turner, who graduated in 1990 with a doctorate in oceanography — Also received a NOAA Bronze Medal. Turner, who is a biological oceanographer with NOAA’s Coastal Ocean Program, received the award for outstanding leadership of the U.S. Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics Program that resulted in new tools and information for fisheries management.
For more about CEOE, visit www.ceoe.udel.edu.