Earth sciences faculty receive NSF CAREER Awards

The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program offers the Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. ASC’s most recent recipients of the award are Ann Cook and Audrey Sawyer, assistant professors in the School of Earth Sciences.

Cook’s award will enable her to study the occurrence, distribution, and amount of naturally occurring methane gas hydrates in the seafloor worldwide, as well as the link between these hydrates and global warming events. Sawyer’s award will enable her to study the impacts of water table fluctuations — specifically, how groundwater chemistry evolves in response to water table fluctuations over a range of timescales