PAOC Spotlights

PAOC Students Recognized for Excellence

Fri May 22nd, 2015
Cassie Martin

Four students in the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate (PAOC) received awards for excellence in research and teaching at the 2015 EAPS Student Awards Dinner.

PAOC undergraduate student Casey Hilgenbrink ('15) receives the Goetz Prize.Casey Hilgenbrink (’15), who graduates this spring, won The Christopher Goetze Prize for Undergraduate Research. The award recognizes innovative experimental design, care in data collection, and sensitive application of results to research problems. “Casey is a great student,” said PAOC Meteorologist and Hilgenbrink’s advisor Lodovica Illari. “I’m proud of her accomplishments and sad to see her graduate.”

Graduate students Emily Zakem, David Wang, and Tom DeCarlo each won The Award for Excellence in Teaching. They were selected by faculty and students to have met the highest levels of performance. Zakemis a graduate student in Mick Follow’s group. She assisted teaching the new class Mechanisms and Models of the Global Carbon Cycle. Wang, a doctoral candidate in the MIT/WHOI Joint Programand member of the Hardcore Stable Isotope Laboratory, assisted the course Geochemistry of the Earth and Planets. And DeCarlo, also a doctoral candidate in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program, assisted the Modeling, Data Analysis, and Numerical Techniques for Geochemistry course.

Read the full list of award recipients and view more photos here