June 15, 2012
Graduate students garner many honors in 2011-12
UCSC graduate students in the fields of Earth sciences, ocean sciences, and planetary sciences won an exceptional number of national and international awards during this academic year. At the Fall 2011 meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Andrew Racz (Earth sciences) won the Outstanding Student Presentation Award from the Hydrology Section; Dustin Winslow (ocean sciences) won the Outstanding Student Presentation Award from the Ocean Sciences section; Han Yue (Earth sciences) won the Outstanding Student Presentation Award from the Seismology Section; and Don Penman (Earth sciences) won the Outstanding Student Presentation Award from the Paleoclimatology and Paleoceanography Section. Karla Knudson (Earth sciences) won the Schlanger Ocean Drilling Fellowship from the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. Doug Hemingway (planetary sciences) won the Dwornik Award for Best Graduate Student Oral Presentation at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, judged by the Planetary Geology Division of the Geological Society of America. And Priya Ganguli (Earth sciences) won a Switzer Foundation Environmental Fellowship.
February 24, 2012
Physicist Tom Banks honored as Sackler Distinguished Lecturer
Tom Banks, professor of physics at UC Santa Cruz, has been invited to deliver the Emilio Segre Distinguished Lectures in Physics of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation and to give this year's Yossef Dothan Memorial Lecture at Tel Aviv University. Banks will visit the university from March 24 to March 27, 2012.
January 12, 2012
Two students win awards from American Physical Society
Physics graduate student Amy Furniss and undergraduate Melinda Soares received awards for their research at the California meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) in November 2011. Both students were recognized for investigations of high-energy gamma-ray emissions using the VERITAS telescope array. Furniss won second place in the Margaret Burbidge Award for Best Experimental Research by a Graduate Student. Soares won second place for the Steven Chu Award for Best Research by an Undergraduate.