Friday, December 14, 2012

Jessie Farmer and his Langer Prize book.The 29th annual Sara Fitzgerald Langer Book Prize has been awarded to Jesse Farmer.  This award is an acknowledgement, by his peers, of Jesse's outstanding contributions to graduate student life in the department and at Lamont.

The Sara Fitzgerald Langer Book Prize is an award set up by the Langer family in memory of their daughter. Each fall the award is presented by the Graduate Student Committee (GSC) to a pre-orals graduate student who has contributed to both academic and student life at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Nominations are solicited from all members of the Lamont Community, however only graduate students may participate in the election. The prize consists of a book, chosen by the elected student, that is a classic in his or her field. The Langer family is informed of the winner of each award by separate letter from the GSC. This letter includes a short biographical sketch of the winner and the student's research interests.

Jessie chose CO2 in Seawater: Equilibrium, Kinetics, Isotopes, by R.E. Zeebe and D. Wolf-Gladrow for his prize.

Congratulations Jesse!

The complete list of Langer Prize awardees is available on the graduate awards and prizes page.