Cornell IGERT Students Win Poster and Video Contest
Four Cornell PhD students won competitive prizes in a recent nationwide IGERT poster and video competition. The students hold prestigious NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) grants in the areas of Cross-Scale Biogeochemistry and Climate (CSBC) and Earth-Energy Systems, programs supervised by ACSF Faculty Fellows. Cornell’s IGERT programs receive partial financial support from the Atkinson Center.
Lauren McPhillips, Armanda Roco, and Janet Barclay—representing Cornell’s program in CSBC—submitted the video “From Microbes to Landscapes: Improving Greenhouse Gas Models.”
A video by Geoffrey Bomarito, “How and When Metals Fail,” profiled research under way in Cornell’s Earth-Energy Systems program. The videos were among 25 winning selections from students in IGERT programs across the country.
The winning students traveled on June 11 to National Science Foundation headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, for an all-day awards ceremony, video and poster session, and series of discussions about career opportunities for IGERT graduates.