Ocean acidification early-career researcher honored with top White House award (excerpts)

President Barack Obama today named 106 researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), granting them the U.S. government’s highest award for scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers. The National Science Foundation (NSF) nominated 21 of the awardees. PECASE recognizes scientists and engineers who show exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of scientific knowledge. (…)

Tessa Hill from the University of California, Davis received this highest award for her transdisciplinary research that places modern ocean acidification and ocean oxygenation into a long-term Earth-system context. She was also acknowledged for training and outreach to K-12 teachers and students that offers them a better understanding of ocean science and climate change through inquiry-based learning.

National Science Foundation (NSF), 18 February 2016. Press release.

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