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Atmospheric Sciences Grad Student Awarded Prestigious NASA Fellowship

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Yesterday, I indicated that student success was a major contributor to the enrollment increase that we have been observing in recent years.   In support of my statement comes the announcement that one of our Atmospheric Sciences doctoral students has been named the recipient of a nationally competitive fellowship.

Yingxi Shi, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, has been selected for the prestigious NASA Earth System Science Fellowship (NESSF).  The purpose of the NESSF program is to ensure continued training of a highly qualified workforce in disciplines needed to achieve NASA’s scientific goals, including studies of the earth from space. Yingxi’s work is directed toward understanding uncertainties in satellite aerosol products as a means of increasing our knowledge of the role of aerosols in climate forcing. She will also be developing better aerosol data sets for data assimilation in weather and climate models. Yingxi’s graduate advisor is Dr. Jianglong Zhang. The NESSF fellowship award is for $30,000 per year for up to 3 years.  Congratulations to Yingxi and many thanks to Dr. Zhang for providing excellent guidance to his student.   Great students have great mentors.

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September 23, 2010 at 3:20 pm

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