Students win awards for AGU presentations

Graduate students Anna Bergstrom and Zachary Hoylman received “Outstanding Student Paper Awards” for their presentations at the American Geophysical Union meeting (#agu14) in December. UM graduate student Anna Bergstrom

Hoylman is a first year doctoral candidate in Forest and Conservation Science and Bergstrom is a master's candidate in the Forest Management Department in the College of Forestry and Conservation. Both are studying with professor Kelsey Jencso

With nearly 24,000 attendees, the AGU fall meeting is the largest earth and space science meeting in the world. The meeting offers a mix of more than 23,000 oral and poster presentations and a broad range of general sessions. The Outstanding Student Paper Awards (OSPAs) are awarded to promote, recognize and reward Master’s and PhD students for quality research in the geophysical sciences. Typically, the top three percent of presenters in each section/focus group are awarded an OSPA.

“I am extremely proud of both Zach and Anna – these awards are recognition of their hard work as junior scientists, dedication to advancing the field of hydrology and their enthusiasm for research,” says Jencso.

Photos: top - Bergstrom; bottom - Hoylman

UM graduate student Zach Hoylman