Geocognition Research Lab Graduate Students Receive Awards

Students receiving an award

Two Ph.D. students at the Geocognition Research Laboratory have received awards. The laboratory, headed by CREATE-affiliated professor Julie Libarkin, researches how people perceive, understand, and make decisions about the planet.

Caitlin Kirby has received the 2016 Pringle Fellowship from the MSU Department of Geological Sciences. This fellowship is awarded to students who have demonstrated the capacity, motivation, and initiative to achieve their educational and professional goals.

Patricia Jaimes has received the MSU Department of Geological Sciences Neil Research Award. Paty will use this award to fund data collection and presentation of research findings for her National Science Foundation-funded project, Within and Beyond the Leaky Pipeline: Understanding Minority Student Transitions in Earth System Science.