The manuscript associated with Devin Lea's Master's thesis, titled "Mapping spatial patterns of stream power and channel change along a gravel-bed river in northern Yellowstone," has just been accepted for publication in Geomorphology. The paper will appear in a special issue originating in a session at the 2014 AAG meeting devoted to fluvial geomorphologist Will Graf. This article is the first lead-authored publication for Devin, but many more are sure to come. Stay tuned for a link to the accepted manuscript when the paper appears online. Congratulations, Devin!
Dr. Carl Legleiter, leader of the Fluvial Remote Sensing research group, has been granted tenure by the trustees of the University of Wyoming. In addition, Legleiter will be promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, effective July 1, 2015. Thanks to everyone who has helped reach this major academic milestone.
Toby Stegman and Christy Leonard both walked across the stage last Saturday at the University of Wyoming's spring commencement ceremony. Both students received their diplomas and were hooded by Dr. Legleiter, who also served as the standard bearer for the Earth Systems Science program. Toby and Christy both need to complete and defend their theses during the summer, but have finished their coursework and will soon be moving on to bigger and better things in Fluvial Remote Sensing. Jason Alexander hosted a graduation party as well, so thanks to Jason and his family and congratulations to Toby and Christy.
Ph.D. student Brandon Overstreet has been awarded a fellowship from the Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium for his project titled "Safeguarding streams from the sky: Advancing remote sensing science to support river management". This highly competitive program solicits proposal from a broad range of disciplines and Brandon's award is a testament to his persistence, earning a fellowship on his second attempt. This fellowship will provide support for Brandon during the 2015-2016 academic year as he works toward completing his dissertation.
The Department of Geography's annual awards banquet took place on April 29 and two students from our research group were recognized for their achievements. Toby Stegman received a service award from the College of Arts & Sciences' Board of Visitors, reflecting the many contributions he has made to our department over the past couple of years. Toby is always enthusiastic and eager to help in any way that he can. Christy Leonard was named the Outstanding Graduate Student for the 2014-2015 academic year in recognition of the remarkable progress she has made in her ambitious thesis research project and excellent performance in coursework. Congratulations to both Toby and Christy - these honors are richly deserved!
Ryan Richardson, Toby Stegman, and Christy Leonard all received travel grants from the Roy J. Shlemon Center for Quaternary Studies to support their participation in the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Chicago. Congratulations to all three, and thanks to the Quaternary Center for making this funding opportunity available.