Institute names inaugural recipients of Marilyn L. Fogel Fund
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) has named the inaugural recipients of the Marilyn L. Fogel Student Research Fund in Biogeosciences.
Graduate students Kaitlyn Horisk and Shuyu Chang will receive funding to pursue research in the field and laboratory. Horisk is pursuing a doctoral degree in geosciences under the guidance of Sarah Ivory, assistant professor of geosciences at Penn State. Her project is titled "Assessing changes in moisture availability in Dhofar, Oman from the mid-Holocene to present: compound specific stable isotopes from a novel archive."
Chang is pursuing a doctoral degree in geography under the guidance of Kimberly Van Meter, assistant professor of geography at Penn State. Her project is titled "Dams, reservoirs, and nutrients in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed: past trajectories and future horizons."
"Marilyn Fogel’s and Christopher Swarth’s generous contributions have made it possible for EESI to support exciting interdisciplinary research by Kaitlyn and Shuyu, and we look forward to them sharing their research with our research community," said Alan Taylor, professor of geography and ecology and interim director of EESI.
The Marilyn L. Fogel Student Research Fund in Biogeosciences was established to honor Marilyn L. Fogel '73, professor emerita in earth and planetary sciences at the University of California, Riverside. The fund supports research activities for undergraduate and graduate students at Penn State in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, with particular emphasis on enabling field or laboratory research focused on geology, ecology, meteorology, biogeochemistry, climate science and geography.
Fogel and Swarth designed the fund to allow students to explore new ways of thinking and new fields of science as they grow in their careers – without feeling the need to become pigeonholed into one academic discipline. For more information and to support the fund, please visit the fund’s web page.
The Marilyn L. Fogel Student Research Fund in Biogeosciences will advance "A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence," a focused campaign that seeks to elevate Penn State’s position as a leading public university in a world defined by rapid change and global connections. With the support of alumni and friends, "A Greater Penn State" seeks to fulfill the three key imperatives of a 21st-century public university: keeping the doors to higher education open to hardworking students regardless of financial well-being; creating transformative experiences that go beyond the classroom; and impacting the world by serving communities and fueling discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship. To learn more about "A Greater Penn State for 21st-Century Excellence," visit greaterpennstate.psu.edu.