−Five Students from Across the United States Receive Prestigious Science Award −
(Washington, D.C.) – The Consortium for Ocean Leadership is pleased to announce the selection of the 2010-2011 Schlanger Ocean Drilling Fellowship recipients. Each year, the program offers the $28,000 awards to graduate students conducting research related to the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, an international marine research program dedicated to advancing scientific understanding of the Earth through drilling, coring and monitoring the subseafloor.
The 2010-2011 Schlanger Fellows are:
- Kelsey Dyck, University of California, Santa Cruz
- Gretchen Gehrke, University of Michigan
- Young Ji Joo, Northwestern University
- Sean Jungbluth, University of Hawaii at Manoa
- Julia Schneider, University of Texas at Austin
“We are excited to provide support to such a talented group of young researchers,” said Jeff Schuffert, director of the U.S. Science Support Program. Schuffert views the Schlanger Fellowship as an important component of the U.S. Science Support Program and remarked, “if the past recipients are any indication of the future, we will likely see these fellows emerge as leaders of the scientific community in the years to come.”
The Schlanger Fellows may use the award to cover the costs of tuition, research expenses, and travel to research expeditions and/or scientific meetings. This year’s fellows will conduct research in topics ranging from climate change to marine chemistry.
At the end of their fellowship, the fellows will travel to the Ocean Leadership headquarters in Washington, D.C. to present the results of their research.
The Schlanger Fellowships are named after Seymour Schlanger, who was a renowned geologist and early leader in scientific ocean drilling. The Schlanger Fellowships are issued by the U.S. Science Support program at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership.
For more information on the 2010-2011 Schlanger Fellows, visit http://oceanleadership.org/programs-and-partnerships/usssp/schlanger-fellowship/current-and-past-fellows/
About the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)
IODP is an international marine research program dedicated to advancing scientific understanding of the Earth through drilling, coring, and monitoring the sub-seafloor. IODP is supported by two lead agencies, NSF in the U.S. and Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. Additional program support comes from the European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD), the Australian-New Zealand IODP Consortium (ANZIC), India’s Ministry of Earth Sciences, the People’s Republic of China (Ministry of Science and Technology), and the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources.
About the Consortium for Ocean Leadership
The Consortium for Ocean Leadership is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization that represents 95 of the leading public and private ocean research education institutions, aquaria and industry with the mission to advance research, education and sound ocean policy. The organization also manages ocean research and education programs in areas of scientific ocean drilling, ocean observing, ocean exploration, and ocean partnerships.
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