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Climate & Space students win AGU Outstanding Student Paper Awards

The Outstanding Student Presentation Awards are awarded to students for quality research in the geophysical sciences.| Short Read
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Climate & Space is happy to report that several CLASP students (and one recent PhD!) have received an Outstanding Student Paper Award for their presentations at this year’s American Geophysical Society (AGU) Fall Meeting in San Francisco. The Outstanding Student Presentation Awards (OSPAs) are awarded to promote, recognize and reward undergraduate, Master’s and PhD students for quality research in the geophysical sciences.

Congratulations to: 

Brett McCuen
Graduate Student
PRESENTATION TITLE:
“Characterization of Transient Geomagnetic Fluctuations and Associated Rapid Ionospheric Currents”
FACULTY ADVISOR:

Samar Minallah
PhD candidate
PRESENTATION TITLE:
“Role of Moisture Flux Divergence in Mid-summer Precipitation Decrease over the Great Lakes Region” 
FACULTY ADVISOR:

Dr. Daniel Vech
PhD (2019)
PRESENTATION TITLE:
“Rapid Flux Angle Measurements in the Inner Heliosphere”
FACULTY ADVISOR:

Zihan Wang
PhD Candidate
PRESENTATION TITLE:
“Segmentation of Storm-Enhanced Density by Boundary Flows Associated with Westward Drifting Partial Ring current”
FACULTY ADVISOR:

AGU sculpture. Credit: EJ Olsen
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Contact

EJ Olsen
Marketing Communications Specialist

Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering

(734) 548-3204

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The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

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