Three students awarded Reid Bryson Scholarships
April 19, 2012
Three University of Wisconsin-Madison students have been awarded Reid Bryson Scholarships for 2012 from the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research.
Judging was based on student poster presentations at the sixth annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference April 16 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. The scholarship recipients are:
- Graduate student Erica Bickford, "Evaluating emissions and air quality impacts of truck-to-rail freight modal shifts" ($1,000 award)
- Undergraduate students Abigail Mindock and Cara Sandlass,"Agroforestry in Bayonnais, Haiti" ($500 award split between the co-authors)
An interdisciplinary group of students from 15 campus departments and research centers participated in the poster session. Center for Climatic Research assistant scientist Guangshan Chen and postdoctoral researchers Val Bennington and Feng He served as judges.
The Reid Bryson Scholarship honors the life and legacy of Center for Climatic Research founder and late UW-Madison professor Reid Bryson. The scholarship aims to reward exemplary students whose research mirrors the innovative and interdisciplinary studies of Reid Bryson, involving either fundamental climate and meteorological processes or topics that connect climate, people, and the environment.