News: EAS

From left to right: Danielle Eiseman, Iván Chaar-López, and Anaka Aiyar.

Postdoc Danielle Eiseman Wins Excellence in Community Engagement Award

Danielle Eiseman was one of four recipients of this year's Postdoc Achievement Awards, co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, as part of Cornell’s celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week. She was awarded the Excellence in Community Engagement Award and a $500 prize. Photo by Chris Kitchen. Read more

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Esteban Gazel and Allison Chatrchyan receive Atkinson Venture Fund (AVF) Grants

According to the Atkinson Center website, "the Academic Venture Fund (AVF) is an incubator for the next generation of sustainable solutions. The AVF seeds original, interdisciplinary research that is not likely to find funding elsewhere because the projects are novel, risky, need early data to establish traction, or involve new teams working together. AVF projects often draw in external partners in industry, government, and nongovernmental organizations. The AVF provides roughly $1.5 million in funding annually, typically supporting 10-15 projects a year across a range of energy, environment,... Read more

Graduate Student Patricia MacQueen

Patricia MacQueen Wins Pretigious FINESST Award

Patricia MacQueen (Geological Sciences) was one of only 14% of applicants selected to receive a 3-year NASA fellowship worth $135,000 in the inaugural Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) competition that will partially fund her graduate student stipend, tuition, and research expenses. Please join us in congratulating Patricia! Read more

Provided Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, right, listens to Cornell graduate student Marc Alessi's question about nuclear energy at the town hall forum hosted by CNN on Sept. 4

EAS Students Question Presidential Candidates on Climate Change

By: Blaine Friedlander

Marc Alessi ’18, a master’s degree student in atmospheric sciences, and Colin Evans, doctoral student in atmospheric sciences, questioned two Democratic presidential candidates on their positions on climate change in a nationally televised town hall, Sept. 4 on CNN during #ClimateTownHall. Photo by CNN. Read more

Finger Lakes Residents Connect With the Region’s Glacial Past

Eighteen thousand years ago, the Laurentide Ice Sheet covered most of what is now New York State. Two glacial advances, or periods of growth in a glacier, formed Long Island . Today, residents of Ithaca, New York, a city in the Finger Lakes region known for its gorges and for being home to Cornell University, remember the impact that glaciers had on their landscape and, in turn, their history. Read more

DeGaetano paper named ASHS Outstanding Extension Publication for 2018

The American Society of Horticulture Science's Board of Directors and the Awards Committee has named Cornell Professor Art DeGaetano's paper "Regional Influences of Mean Temperature and Variance Changes on Freeze Risk in Apples" the ASHS Outstanding Extension Publication Award winner for papers published in 2018. There will be an awardees ceremony and reception for all awardees in conjunction with the ASHS Annual Conference on July 22, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read more