Minnie Park and Alex Sokolowsky win top presentation awards at AMS symposium
Minnie Park and Alex Sokolowsky, both advised by Sue van den Heever, earned first and second place, respectively, for their student oral presentations at the 12th Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions.
The Committee on Atmospheric Chemistry selected Park’s presentation, “Understanding Aerosol Impacts on Tropical Land-Sea-Breeze Convection Using a Statistical Emulator Approach,” for the top honor.
“I am very thankful for the judges for their time and inputs, and my advisor Sue for her mentorship and support. Most of all, I would like to acknowledge the van den Heever group for their constructive comments and moral support!” Park said.
Sokolowsky’s presentation, “Exploring the Sensitivity of Tropical Oceanic Convective Clouds to Aerosol Characteristics under Differing Thermodynamic Environments,” focused on how cumulus congestus quantities and properties responded to changes to both initial aerosol concentration and initial low-level static stability.
“I am very grateful to Sue and the rest of the van den Heever group for their excellent feedback and support on both the presentation itself and the research that went into it,” Sokolowsky said.
Photo at top: Minnie Park presents her first-place student oral presentation at the 12th Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions.