Sebastian Vivancos (left) and Adam Formica (right) are the 2012 co-recipients of the department's first annual Young Investigator Award. The Young Investigator Award is one of three annual deparment awards, and the only one for which students may actively apply. Department undergraduates were asked in October to submit a 1-page proposal and the winners were selected based on their excellence and creativity in research and writing.
Sebastian and Adam will share the $1,500 award. Sebastian will use the funds to perform carbon isotope analyses in organic matter to reconstruct atmospheric CO2, and Adam will present research results on Arctic vegetation physiology at the 2013 Fall AGU Meeting. Many congratulations Sebastian and Adam! This is an outstanding achievement and we look forward to hearing about your progress and results.