Student Fellowships and Awards


Student Fellowships


AMS Graduate Fellowship

  • Ben Toms - 2016
  • Sean Freeman - 2015
  • Aryeh Drager - 2013
  • Peter Marinescu - 2013
  • Leah Grant - 2011
  • Adele Igel - 2010
  • Amanda Sheffield - 2009

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

  • Ben Toms - 2017

DOE Science Graduate Fellowship

  • Amanda Sheffield - 2010

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship

  • Matt Igel - 2013

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

  • Ben Toms - 2016 Honorable Mention
  • Peter Marinescu - 2015
  • Sean Freeman - 2015
  • Aryeh Drager - 2013
  • Leah Grant - 2012
  • Adele Igel - 2011
  • Clay McGee - 2011 Honorable Mention
  • Amanda Sheffield - 2010 Honorable Mention

NSF Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW)

  • Sean Freeman - 2020 - Pier Siebesma / Delft Technical University
  • Leah Grant - 2016 - Todd Lane / University of Melbourne
  • Adele Igel - 2014 - Annica Ekman / Stockholm University

NSF AGS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

  • Matt Igel - 2014
  • Rob Seigel - 2012

CSU University Distinguished Professors Scholarship

  • Leah Grant - 2015

CSU Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence Fellowship

  • Christine Neumaier - 2021
  • Jennie Bukowski - 2016
  • Clay McGee - 2010

CSU WSCOE Graduate Teaching Fellowship

  • Aryeh Drager - 2018

CSU WSCOE Graduate Fellowship

  • Bee Leung - 2021
  • Nick Falk - 2019

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) Fellowship

  • Leah Grant - 2011

Student Awards


CSU Department of Atmospheric Science Riehl Award

  • Aryeh Drager - 2017
  • Leah Grant - 2014
  • Adele Igel - 2013
  • Matt Igel - 2012
  • Rachel Storer - 2010

CSU Department of Atmospheric Science Alumni Award

  • Jennie Bukowski - 2021
  • Leah Grant - 2016
  • Adele Igel - 2015

CSU Department of Atmospheric Science David Dietrich Honorary Award

  • Peter Marinescu - 2017

CSU Department of Atmospheric Science Shrake-Culler Scholarship

  • Sean Freeman - 2020

Editorial Awards

  • Emily Riley Dellaripa - 2016 Editors' Citation for Excellence in Refereeing in JGR-Atmospheres

AGU, AMS and Other Community Committees

  • Peter Marinescu - Student Member of the AMS Conference on Mesoscale Processes - 2017 - 2020
  • Peter Marinescu - ACPC Working Group Member - 2016-2020

Travel Grants

  • Peter Marinescu - 2019 CSU Graduate Student Council Award for the 2019 Aerosol, Cloud, Precipitation, and Climate (ACPC) Working Group Meeting
  • Sean Freeman - AMS Mesoscale Committee to attend the 2017 AMS Mesoscale conference - 2017
  • Ben Toms - Department of Atmospheric Science MAC Foundation Travel Grant to attend the 2018 AMS Tropical Conference - 2018
  • Leah Grant - CSU Student Council Travel Award to attend the 2017 EGU Conference in Vienna - 2017
  • Aryeh Drager - Department of Atmospheric Science MAC Foundation Travel Grant to attend the Mesoscale Conference - 2016
  • Peter Marinescu - 2016 MAC Foundation travel grant for the 2017 Aerosol, Cloud, Precipitation, and Climate (ACPC) Working Group Meeting
  • Leah Grant - 2016 award to attend the HD(CP)2 Meeting
  • Adele Igel - 2015 IGBP award to attend the AGU Fall Meeting
  • Adele Igel - 2015 AMS award to attend the Mesoscale Conference
  • Leah Grant - 2015 student travel award to attend the Mesoscale Conference
  • Aryeh Drager - 2014 AMS award to attend the 2015 Annual Meeting

Conference Presentation Awards

  • Minnie Park - First Place Student Oral Presentation
    12th Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions
    100th AMS Annual Meeting (2020)
  • G. Alex Sokolowsky - Second Place Student Oral Presentation
    12th Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions
    100th AMS Annual Meeting (2020)
  • Ben Toms - Outstanding Oral Presentation
    18th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences
    99th AMS Annual Meeting (2019)
  • Ben Toms - Outstanding Student Presentation
    Climate Variability and Change Program
    99th AMS Annual Meeting (2019)
  • Ben Toms - Outstanding Oral Presentation
    33rd AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology (2018)
  • Minnie Park - Outstanding Oral Presentation
    Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Symposium
    98th AMS Annual Meeting (2018)
  • Peter Marinescu - Outstanding Oral Presentation
    Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Symposium
    98th AMS Annual Meeting (2018)
  • Ben Toms - First Place, Oral Presentation Category
    Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies
    97th AMS Annual Meeting (2017)
  • Peter Marinescu - Outstanding Student Oral Presentation
    Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions
    96th AMS Annual Meeting (2016)
  • Leah Grant - Outstanding Student Presentation
    AGU Fall Meeting (2015)
  • Leah Grant - Outstanding Student Oral Presentation
    Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions
    95th AMS Annual Meeting (2015)
  • Renee Duff - Best Student Poster Award
    95th AMS Annual Meeting Student Conference (2015)
  • Peter Marinescu - 3rd Place Student Poster
    WAF Symposium
    93rd AMS Annual Meeting (2013)
  • Aryeh Drager - Outstanding Student Paper
    AGU Fall Meeting (2012)
  • Rob Seigel - Outstanding Student Oral Presentation
    WAF/NWP Conference
    91st AMS Annual Meeting (2011)
  • Steve Herbener - Excellent Oral Presentation
    PIWM Conference
    91st AMS Annual Meeting (2011)
  • Rachel Storer - 3rd Place Student Poster
    Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions
    91st AMS Annual Meeting (2011)

Summer School and Policy Participants

  • Jennie Bukowski - 2019 DOE ARM Aerosol Summer School participant
  • Yasutaka Murakami - 2019 NASA JPL Center for Climate Sciences Summer School
  • Jennie Bukowski - 2019 AMS Summer Policy Colloquium Participant
  • Minnie Park - 2018 DOE ARM Summer Training and Science Applications event on Observations and Modeling of Clouds and Precipitation.
  • Jennie Bukowski - 2018 Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program participant.
  • Sean Freeman - 2018 NCAR Advanced Study Program Summer Colloquium Participant
  • Minnie Park - 2017 NASA JPL Center for Climate Sciences Summer School
  • Amanda Sheffied - 2013 AMS Summer Policy Colloquium Participant
  • Matt Igel - 2013 CSU Environmental Sustainability Fellow
  • Rob Siegel - 2012 NCAR Advanced Study Program Summer Colloquium Participant