Several graduate students in the GRL were recently recognized for their exceptional efforts in research through receipt of summer funding fellowships, research and travel grants, and national awards.

ROBERT DROST and SHELDON TURNER both received Environmental Science and Policy Graduate Student Summer Research Funding grants from Michigan State University. These grants provide funding for living expenses and research or travel expenses. Bob will spend the summer investigating the efficacy of tornado warnings, while Sheldon will be completing his dissertation research on environmental decision-making.

All four GRL graduate students, ROBERT DROST, NICOLE LADUE, CHRISTY STEFFKE, and SHELDON TURNER received Spring travel grants from the Department of Geological Sciences at Michigan State University. These funds will help students travel to national conferences to present their research findings, or lead workshops on cutting-edge approaches in data collection.

SHELDON TURNER received an award in the 2012 AAAS Student Poster Competition. His entry, The Effectiveness of Visualizations in Communicating Natural Resource Issues, was the winning poster in the Science in Society category. Look for his name in a SCIENCE magazine coming soon!

ROBERT DROST was presented with an honorary membership to the Southwestern Michigan-American Meteorological Society/National Weather Association in appreciation for his invited presentation on tornado warnings in mid-March.

Way to go, lab!