Student earns Science Foundation fellowship

Brian Kiel, a master's student in the Jackson School of Geosciences, has received a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. The fellowship will provide $30,000 per year in living expenses for the next three years as he conducts research toward his master's degree. Kiel will analyze three-dimensional seismic data collected by the oil industry on the Sunda Shelf offshore Indonesia to reconstruct the ancient climate and hydrology of the region. This information will help climate modelers make more accurate forecasts of future climate.