2006 Marvin L. Wesely Distinguished Graduate Research Environmental Fellowship Award


The Marvin L. Wesely Graduate Research Environmental Fellow for 2006 is Ms. Cynthia Randles of Princeton University.

Each year the DOE Global Change Education Program selects one of its Graduate Research Environmental Fellows who has completed at least one year in GREF for this award. The award is named in remembrance of Dr. Marvin Wesely of Argonne National Laboratory who was one of the lead atmospheric and environmental scientists in the DOE global change research. The award recognizes students who have made significant progress in their climate change research area and also encourages their use of DOE facilities and mentoring.

Ms. Randles is completing her Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences in the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University. She is examining the role of aerosols in climate forcing with particular focus on the role of black carbon. She is applying global and regional models to examine the sensitivity of aerosol absorption to black carbon under a variety of scenarios and has been using Asia as a test area for her computer modeling studies. Dr. V. Ramaswamy of Princeton University and the Geophysical and Fluid Dynamics Laboratory of NOAA is her thesis advisor. Dr. Stephen E. Schwartz, Chief Scientist for the DOE Atmospheric Science Program is her DOE mentor.

Previously, Cynthia had participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program before bridging into the GREF program.

The Global Change Education Program is funded by the
U.S. Department of Energy

Office of Biological and Environmental Research