During the conference the School awarded Ashley Keiser
’14 Ph.D. the fourth annual F. Herbert Bormann Prize, which honors an F&ES doctoral student whose work best exemplifies the late Yale professor’s legacy of interdisciplinary research creating insights into the relationship between humans and the environment. Read more
For the first time the School presented the Oswald Schmitz Award for Excellence in Research Communication, which honored best communications among doctoral researchers, and a prize for best poster presentation.
The winner of the Schmitz prize was Eleanor (Kellie) Stokes
, a doctoral candidate who described her study of accessibility to jobs by automobile, bus, and subway for the general public and the working poor. The recipient of the poster prize was Jay Wason
, a postdoctoral scholar in the lab of F&ES Prof. Craig Brodersen, who tested the drought tolerance of certain tree species.
The keynote address was delivered by Pamela Matson
, dean of the Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, who discussed leadership traits that will be needed achieve the goals of sustainability and the wellbeing of all people.