Jonathan Oulton, Dwornik Award Winner

Jonathan Oulton, an EOAS undergraduate, has received the prestigious Dwornik Award for the best undergraduate oral presentation at the 46th Lunar & Planetary Science Conference in Houston, TX. This was an exceptional performance for an undergrad, as there were 128 student candidate presentations. The Dwornik Awards were started in 1991 to encourage U.S. students to become involved with NASA and planetary science.

Alexandra Harper

Alexandra Harper, a chemical oceanography doctoral student working with Dr. William Landing and Dr. Jeff Chanton, has been awarded the prestigious John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Sea Grant College Program. The fellowship has a $56,500 stipend, and will allow Harper to spend 2016 working in the federal government's executive branch in Washington, D.C.

Thawing Permafrost in Siberia

Carbon, held in frozen permafrost soils for tens of thousands of years, is being released as Arctic regions of the Earth warm and is further fueling global climate change, according to EOAS Professor Robert Spencer. He writes in Geophysical Research Letters that microbes are rapidly devouring the ancient carbon being released from thawing permafrost soils and ultimately releasing it back into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide.

Samira Daneshgar Asl, O'Brien Fellow for 2015

Samira Daneshgar Asl was named the O'Brien Fellow for 2015. She was recognized for academic excellence and for her research combining physical oceanography with remote sensing to investigate oil in the ocean. She recently published a paper on chronic oil releases in the coastal Gulf of Mexico and hopes to complete a dissertation that considers ocean transport of oil released from natural seeps and for the Deepwater Horizon. Samira came to FSU in 2011 to pursue studies in oceanography.

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