Amy Williams (2007) was recently awarded a prestigious NASA Fellowship, awarded to only 14 students in the country. The fellowship will fund the completion of Amy’s Ph.D. degree at the University of California – Davis. Amy’s research focuses on the characterization of microbial processes in pyrite weathering in dry environments that are relevant to [...]
Virginia Batts, a graduating senior (May, 2011) at the Earth and Environmental Sciences department has been awarded the prestigious 2011 Compton Mentor Fellowship. This fellowship promotes innovative project development and implementation in areas of environment and sustainability, and climate change and energy policy among others. This will take Virginia to the western part of [...]
The much awaited annual awards ceremony was held last week at Furman University. The following are the EES award winners for the year 2011. Congratulations seniors – keep up the good work. We are proud of all your accomplishments.
Alyssa Wickard – Winner of Earth and Environmental Sciences Research Award, that is given to a [...]
Cameron Tommey, a graduating senior EES major from Columbus, GA., has been awarded a Compton Mentor Fellowship that will allow him to pursue a yearlong project related to the environment following graduation. Cameron will use his $35,000 fellowship to implement a one-year project entitled, “Sustainability and Reforestation in the Comotan Region of Guatemala: A [...]
The EES Department is pleased to announce that Jay Bridgeman is the recipient of The American Mineralogist Undergraduate Award. This award is given periodically by the faculty to students that exhibit a passionate interest in and talent for the study of minerals and rocks. Jay will receive a certificate and a book from The [...]
Furman University junior Reece Lyerly has been named a 2010 Udall Scholar as the recipient of one of the nation’s most prestigious undergraduate awards for students pursuing careers in environmental fields. Lyerly, from Roswell, Ga., was one of 80 students from 63 colleges and universities selected for the award by the Morris K. Udall and [...]
Dr. Brannon Andersen, a faculty member since 1994, has received a 2010 Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Distinguished Mentor Award. The award is co-sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Furman University, and is awarded to faculty who have an exceptional track record in mentoring undergraduate research students and who have been a champion [...]