About the Scholarship
The Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research (CCR) is holding it's 9th annual Reid Bryson Scholarship Poster Competition on April 9, 2019 in Union South’s Varsity Hall. Applicants for the Reid Bryson Scholarship must either be a registered undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, from any department or center. The research should either address (1) fundamental climatic and meteorological processes or (2) environmental issues at the interface of climate, people, and the environment. Professor Bryson's research was highly interdisciplinary, so students from across the sciences and humanities are encouraged to apply. Applicants will showcase their research on a poster. This year we will offer $2000 in awards for the top research projects presented by graduate and undergraduate students.
If you would like to register for the Reid Bryson Scholarship Poster Competition, please use the link below. Registration is free. If you are a graduate or undergraduate student, the option to compete in the Reid Bryson Poster Competition will be available during registration. Any students who participates in the Reid Bryson Scholarship Poster Competition are encouraged to present at the Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference, with free registration for all participants. Registration deadline is April 5th, 2019.
Please share this link with anyone who is interested in attending the poster session so each person can register (registration is requested so we have an idea for catering). A flyer for advertising the poster reception can be found here: Reid Bryson Scholarship Poster Competition
Professor Reid Bryson (1920-2008) was the founder of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Meteorology and Center for Climatic Research and was the first director of the Institute for Environmental Studies (now the Nelson Institute). Dr. Bryson was one of the pioneers of modern climatology and among the first to explore the influence of climate on humans and human culture. He gained fame for his studies of past and future climate, the relationships between climate and the biosphere, and the interaction of climate and human societies. A polymath, Bryson's scholarly interests ranged from studies of archaeology and geography to geology and limnology, and he tied them together through an abiding interest in weather and climate.
See all past competition results here: Past Competitions