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Rosenstiel School honors outstanding graduate students

Over Biscayne Bay
Over Biscayne Bay
George Houck

The University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science is one of the world's premier marine and atmospheric research institutions. The Annual School-wide Awards Ceremony is where graduate students are presented with awards recognizing their scholarly achievement and fellowships to help further their education at the Rosenstiel School.

“Our Master’s and Ph.D. students play a key role in the intellectual life of our academic community,” said Dr. Martin Grosell, professor and associate dean for graduate studies at the Rosenstiel School. “We are very pleased to recognize their achievements through this annual event. The academic committee had tough decisions to make in selecting this year’s winners. Presentations given by awardees the morning of Friday, November 12, were a strong demonstration of the quality and breadth of research conducted by our students at the Rosenstiel School. ”

Held last Friday in the Rosenstiel School Auditorium, the ceremony was attended by Dr. Roni Avissar, dean of the Rosenstiel School and Grosell, and honored the following outstanding students:

  • F.G. Walton Smith Prize Josi Taylor (Marine Biology & Fisheries)
  • Dean’s Prize Lyanne Yurco (Marine Geology & Geophysics
  • Koczy Prize Brian Giebel (Marine & Atmospheric Chemistry) and
  • Yumin Moon (Meteorology & Physical Oceanography)
  • Frank J. Millero Prize Yan Jiang (Marine Geology & Geophysics) and
  • Brittany Huntington (Marine Biology & Fisheries)
  • Alumni Fellowship Kieran Bhatia (Meteorology & Physical Oceanography)
  • Mary Roche Fellowship Rob Letscher (Marine & Atmospheric Chemistry) and
  • David Painemal (Meteorology & Physical Oceanography)
  • Don deSylva Memorial Award Laura Rock (Marine Affairs & Policy)
  • Edwin S. Iversen Aquaculture Award Drew Davis (Marine Affairs & Policy)

About the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School:

The University of Miami’s mission is to educate and nurture students, to create knowledge, and to provide service to our community and beyond. Committed to excellence and proud of the diversity of our University family, we strive to develop future leaders of our nation and the world. Founded in the 1940’s, the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science has grown into one of the world’s premier marine and atmospheric research institutions. Offering dynamic interdisciplinary academics, the Rosenstiel School is dedicated to helping communities to better understand the planet, participating in the establishment of environmental policies, and aiding in the improvement of society and quality of life. For more information, please visit online.


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