Ellen D. Williams, a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Physics and the Institute for Physical Science and Technology at the University of Maryland and director of the university’s Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC), retired on December 30, 2023, after 42 years at the university. Following her official retirement, Williams is now a research professor of physics and executive director of ESSIC’s Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS).
As a now traditional part of the ESSIC end-of-year Holiday Party, two annual peer awards were presented to honor the year’s Best Paper and the Employee of the Year. This year, Director Ellen Williams presented these awards to Chelsea Parker, Assistant Research Scientist, and Brenda Torney, Payroll Coordinator.
This event has passed. See the seminar recording here: Dr. Yongzhen Fan Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center University of Maryland Monday November 22, 2021, 2
This event has passed. View the seminar recording here: Prof. Harihar Rajaram Deputy Chair, Environmental Health and Engineering Johns Hopkins University Tuesday February 22, 2022,
ESSIC Scientists to Address Climate Change, Predict Future COVID Variants, and Remediate Methane with Grand Challenges Grants
The University of Maryland today awarded $30 million to 50 projects through its Grand Challenges Grants Program, an institution-wide initiative to tackle major societal issues.
The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) received 16 Grand Challenges grants, five of which include ESSIC scientists.
The five-year, $95 million cooperative agreement will support the center’s research efforts.
Jing Wei was announced as American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) 2022 Atmospheric Sciences Section James R. Holton Award recipient. The James R. Holton Award is awarded usually to one young scientist across all disciplines of atmospheric sciences to acknowledge their outstanding scientific research and accomplishments at an early stage of career within three years of receiving Ph.D. Wei is the youngest winner of this award since its establishment in 2004 with a little over one year after Ph.D.
ESSIC Research Professor & CISESS Deputy Director Ernesto Hugo Berbery has received a Fulbright Specialist Program award, a prestigious honor bestowed by the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.