For the second year in a row Kirsten M. Chaney has won the Best Overall Physical Science Poster Award at the FSU Women in Math, Science, and Engineering (WIMSE) Research Symposium held on April 7, 2015. The title of her poster was “Improvements in Numerical Model Predictions of Atlantic Hurricane Edouard of 2014 Using Data Assimilation of NASA Unmanned Aircraft Dropwindsonde Observations.”
As with her first poster award in 2014, Kirsten's research was directed by Dr. Robert S. Ross, Research Associate in Dr. T. N. Krishnamurti's Numerical Weather Prediction Laboratory.
A former undergrad, Jeff Williams, worked with Dr. Munir Humayun to coauthor a study on the formation of Mars’ mantle that appeared in April in Meteoritics and Planetary Sciences. The article was featured on the website Planetary Research Science Research Discoveries in an article the link for which is: http://www.psrd.hawaii.edu/CosmoSparks/May15/HSE-highPT.html.
The GLY 4544 Sedimentation & Stratigraphy class took a 3-day field trip to Alabama and eastern Tennessee, with the first stops in the gulf coastal plain of Alabama to look at well-developed Eocene to Pliocene soils and unconsolidated marine sediments. Afterwards, the group spent the rest of the trip in the Valley and Ridge province of the southern Appalachian Mountains in northern Alabama and eastern Tennessee to look at some fabulously exposed middle Cambrian through early Silurian sedimentary rocks deposited in ancient marine and terrestrial environments.
The Bridge Education Abroad Institute (BEAI) plans short programs across the world to provide students with unique opportunities to experience different political cultures while strengthening their leadership and diplomacy skills. The programs draw a diverse group of students together from all over the world to discuss pressing global issues while exchanging cultural values.