(Washington, D.C.) – The U.S. Science Support Program of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 Schlanger Ocean Drilling Fellows. Each year, the program awards $30,000 stipends to several outstanding graduate students who conduct 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 2012-2013 Schlanger Fellows are:
- Laurel Childress, Northwestern University
- Joseph Russell, University of Delaware
- Karla Knudson, University of California, Santa Cruz
- Tasha Snow, University of South Florida
- Yi Ge Zhang, Yale University
“As in years past, this cohort of Schlanger Fellows includes some of the most promising young leaders in the field today,” said Jeff Schuffert, Director of the U.S. Science Support Program. “We are thrilled to support them as they embark on a variety of exciting and groundbreaking projects, and can hardly wait to see the results.”
The Schlanger Fellows may use the award to cover the cost of tuition, research expenses, and travel to field expeditions and/or scientific meetings. This year’s fellows – selected for the quality of their proposed projects – will focus on topics that include sedimentation, climate change and microbiology. Next summer, the fellows will visit the Ocean Leadership headquarters in Washington, D.C. to present their results.
The Schlanger Fellowships are named after the late Seymour Schlanger, a renowned geologist and early leader in scientific ocean drilling. For more information on the 2012-2013 Schlanger Fellows, visit http://iodp-usssp.org/research/schlanger-fellowships/current-and-past-fellows/.
The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) is an international research program dedicated to advancing scientific understanding of the Earth through drilling, coring, and monitoring the subseafloor. The JOIDES Resolution is a scientific research vessel managed by the U.S. Implementing Organization of IODP (USIO). Together, Texas A&M University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, and the Consortium for Ocean Leadership comprise the USIO. IODP is supported by two lead agencies: the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) 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 Australia-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. For more information, visit www.iodp.org.
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