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March 24, 2017

Leah Grant receives Student Council Travel Award

Leah Grant, advised by Sue van den Heever, has been awarded a Student Council Travel Award. CSU’s Graduate School distributes ten $250 travel awards quarterly. According to the Graduate School, more than 70 students applied for the third quarter and the applicants were an extremely competitive group.

Leah’s award will go toward her travel to attend the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017 in Vienna, Austria, in April. There she will present the work she did last semester at the University of Melbourne in Australia. Leah worked with Prof. Todd Lane to determine how cold pools interact with tropical convective systems. They simulated idealized tropical convective systems and changed the cold pools by altering the evaporation rates below cloud base, and looked at how the precipitation, intensity, and system structure responded.