The Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research (CCR) held its 11th annual Reid Bryson Scholarship poster session on February 13, 2023, as part of the Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences Building Poster Reception. There were a record 46 student applicants from a diverse set of departments and institutes across campus, including the Nelson Institute, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Space Science and Engineering Center, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Plant Pathology, Agronomy, Geography, Geoscience, Computer Science, Life Sciences Communication, and Planning and Landscape Architecture. This rich variety captures the interdisciplinary nature of Professor Reid Bryson’s studies and will inspire other UW students.
Two undergraduate and five graduate students were awarded scholarships based on the quality of their posters. The winners of the 2023 Reid Bryson Undergraduate Scholarships are Connor Steinke (first place award) and Sean Bertalot (runner up). The winners of the 2023 Reid Bryson Graduate Scholarships are Harrison Tran (first place), Ian Cornejo (runner up), Aaron Alexander (runner up), Yichen Tao (runner up), and Rebecca Alcock (runner up). Individual awards ranged from $250 to $2,000.
Connor Steinke, a senior majoring in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, presented a poster on “Volume Transport Changes through West Greenland Arctic Gateways in CMIP6 Models.”
Sean Bertalot, a junior majoring in Environmental Sciences within the Nelson Institute, presented “Cyanobacteria Blooms: Coupling Satellite Remote Sensing and High-resolution Spatial Data.”
Harrison Tran, a graduate student in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, presented “Reconstructing Oceanic Precipitation Trends using Ship-based Observations.”
Ian Cornejo, a graduate student in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, presented a poster on “Mei-Yu Frontal Convergence and Heavy Rainfall in Taiwan’s Complex Terrain.”
Aaron Alexander, a graduate student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, presented “Resolving Fine-Scale Lateral Water Transfers in Urban Environments alters Regional Climate Simulations.”
Yichen Tao, a graduate student in Civil and Environmental Engineering, presented “Spatiotemporal Characteristics of Heavy Precipitation Systems in the Upper Midwestern United States.”
Rebecca Alcock, a graduate student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, presented “Novel Renewable Energy Networks for Clinic and Community Resilience.”