AMS/NASA Earth Science Graduate Fellowship

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The AMS Fellowship Program, now in its twenty-fourth year, is designed to attract promising young scientists to prepare for careers in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. The program recruits promising young people entering their first year of graduate study, from a wide range of interests: meteorology, physics, mathematics, hydrology, oceanography, marine science, computer science, and engineering. The graduate fellowship, which carries a nine-month $24,000 stipend, is one of eight awarded by the AMS in collaboration with industry and government agencies.

Haskins graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences. She is the recipient of the Achievement Award for College Scientist from the Seattle Chapter (2014). Haskins undergraduate focus was in atmospheric chemistry. She will focus on atmospheric chemistry modeling and measurement during her graduate studies. Working with Professor Joel Thornton, she hopes to begin a project using a combined satellite-lightning network – radar suite to examine the role that lightening from isolated thunderstorms may play.

Caption: Jessica Haskins (right) with advisor Ellen Swallow Richards Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry & Climate Science Susan Solomon - Image credit: Vicki McKenna



Jessica Haskins '14

Working with advisor Susan Solomon Haskins now a graduate student at the University of Washington investigated the impact that recent small volcanic eruptions from 2008-2012 have played on the recovery of stratospheric ozone.

You can hear her reporting her work (which earned her the 2014 Christopher Goetze Prize for Undergraduate Research, which she shared with Ho Chit Siu '14, now a masters student in EAPS advised by Rick Binzel) in this recording of her senior thesis presentation.


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Notes from the Field: EAPS major Jessica Haskins analyzed dust aerosols at ETH Zürich and gets published! MISTI News