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Awards

2016

Paper of the Year Award, Climate Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers: Liang Chen for: Chen, L. and O. W. Frauenfeld, 2016: Impacts of urbanization on future climate in China. Clim. Dynam., in press, doi:10.​1007/s00382-015-2840-6.

Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research, Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University: Trent Ford

2015

Mills Scholarship, Texas Water Resources Institute: Liyan Tian

U.S. Senator Phil Gramm Doctoral Fellowship, Texas A&M University: Liang Chen

2014

Dean's Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching, Texas A&M University College of Geosciences: Oliver W. Frauenfeld

Texas A&M Association of Former Students Achievement Award in Teaching, College of Geosciences: E. Brendan Roark

Astronaut Scholar, Astronaut Scholarship Foundation: Amelie C. Berger

Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, National Science Foundation, "Mesoscale impacts of soil moisture on precipitation:" Trent Ford

Paper of the Year Award, Climate Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers: Laiyin Zhu for: Zhu, L., O. W. Frauenfeld, and S. M. Quiring, 2013: Seasonal Tropical Cyclone Precipitation in Texas: A Statistical Modeling Approach Based on a 60 Year Climatology. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118(16), 8842–8856, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50663.

Third Place, 2014 Association of American Geographers Climate Specialty Group Student Paper Competition: Trent Ford for "Land Surface Impact on Convective Precipitation over the Southern Great Plains"

Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Teaching, Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University: Chris Labosier

Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research, Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University: Laiyin Zhu

Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Junior, College of Geosciences: Amelie C. Berger

Phi Kappa Phi University Outstanding Junior: Amelie C. Berger

2013

2013–2014 Dissertation Fellowship, Texas A&M University’s Office of Graduate and Professional Studies: Chris Labosier

U.S. Senator Phil Gramm Doctoral Fellowship, Texas A&M University: Chris Labosier

Best Student Oral Presentation, American Meteorological Society's 27th Conference on Hydrology: Chris Labosier for "Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Drought Persistence in the Southeastern United States"

Distinguished Achievement Award for Service, Texas A&M University College of Geosciences: Brendan Roark

Partners in Conservation Award, U.S. Department of the Interior: "Atlantic Canyons - Pathways to the Abyss, Mid-Atlantic Region" with Brendan Roark

Montague Scholar (College of Geosciences), Texas A&M University Center for Teaching Excellence: Oliver W. Frauenfeld

2012

First Place, 2012 Association of American Geographers Climate Specialty Group Student Paper Competition: Chris Labosier for "Analysis of Air Mass Frequencies and Precipitation in Birmingham, Alabama"

Third Place, 2012 Association of American Geographers Climate Specialty Group Student Paper Competition: Trent Ford for "Modeling Asian Soybean Rust Urediniospore Movement Into and Amid the Contiguous United States"

2011

Montague Scholar (College of Geosciences), Texas A&M University Center for Teaching Excellence: Brendan Roark

2010

Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching, Texas A&M Association of Former Students, College of Geosciences: Steven M. Quiring

2009

Teaching Excellence Award (Top 5%), Texas A&M University System, Fall Semester: Steven M. Quiring

Montague Scholar (College of Geosciences), Texas A&M University Center for Teaching Excellence: Steven M. Quiring

Paper of the Year Award, Climate Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers: Lei Meng for: Meng, L. and S. M. Quiring, 2008: A comparison of soil moisture models using Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN) observations. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 9(4), 641– 659, doi:10.1175/2008JHM916.1.

Knauss Fellowship, Sea Grant, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Walter Cox

2008

Research & Presentation Grant, Association of Former Students and the Office of Graduate Studies: Lei Meng 

First place, Student Research Week Student Poster Competition, Texas A&M University: Anna Nordfelt

2007

Sir Keith Murdoch Fellowship, American Australian Association, Brendan Roark

UCAR Student Travel Grant to attend NSF Workshop on Detecting the Atmospheric Response to the Changing Face of the Earth: A Focus on Human-Caused Regional Climate Forcings, Land-Cover/Land-Use Change, and Data Monitoring: Anna Nordfelt

2007/2008 Mills Scholarship, The Texas Water Resources Institute: Lei Meng

Second place, Student Research Week Student Poster Competition, Texas A&M University: Lei Meng

2006

Paper of the Year Award, Climate Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers: Oliver W. Frauenfeld for: Frauenfeld, O. W., R. E. Davis, and M. E. Mann, 2005: A Distinctly Interdecadal Signal of Pacific Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction. Journal of Climate, 18(11), 1709–1718, doi:10.1175/JCLI3367.1.

2006/2007 Mills Scholarship, The Texas Water Resources Institute: Anna Nordfelt

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