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December 3, 2019

Jakob Lindaas and Erin Dougherty awarded scholarships

Professors Emily Fischer and Kristen Rasmussen each surprised one of their students with some good news in an awards ceremony Dec. 3. Fischer presented Jakob Lindaas with the David L. Dietrich Honorary Scholarship, and Rasmussen presented Erin Dougherty with the Shrake-Culler Scholarship.

Fischer nominated Lindaas for the Dietrich Scholarship, which recognizes a CSU student who has demonstrated outstanding ability in air quality research and education. Fischer noted a paper Lindaas published in 2017 that already has been cited nine times. She mentioned his air quality research related to oil and gas drilling, wildfires and agriculture – three significant sources of emissions in the West.

Fort Collins-based Air Resource Specialists Inc. funds the Dietrich Scholarship each year. It is given in honor of retired ARS President David Dietrich. Vice President Jessica Ward attended the ceremony and shook Lindaas’s hand afterward.

Rasmussen acknowledged Dougherty’s work ethic and numerous accomplishments in her short time in the graduate program. In just two years, Dougherty was selected as a SoGES fellow, accepted into the Advanced Climate Dynamics Courses Summer School, and awarded third place for her research presentation at CSU Hydrology Days, among other accolades.

The Shrake-Culler Scholarship is given annually to a senior Ph.D. student. The student must have passed their preliminary exam, have a GPA of 3.5 or above, and demonstrate a strong work ethic and enthusiasm for higher education.

Jessica Ward, Jakob Lindaas and Emily Fischer

Air Resource Specialists Vice President Jessica Ward, left, was on hand to see Jakob Lindaas receive the Dietrich Scholarship from his adviser, Associate Professor Emily Fischer.

Erin Dougherty and Kristen Rasmussen

Assistant Professor Kristen Rasmussen nominated Erin Dougherty for the Shrake-Culler scholarship.