awards Archives - State of the Planet

7 Recent Grads Who Earned Awards in Sustainable Development

They share their post-graduation plans and advice for current students.

by Emily Tenaglia |August 4, 2022
Cynthia Rosenzweig

2022 World Food Prize Awarded to Columbia Climate Scientist Cynthia Rosenzweig

The award recognizes her pioneering work in modeling the impact of climate change on food production worldwide.

by |May 5, 2022
Maureen Raymo accepts a certificate of recognition from New York State Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick.

Climate School Dean Receives Environmental Champion Award

Maureen Raymo, co-founding dean of the Columbia Climate School and director at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, received an Environmental Champion Award from NY State Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick. 

by |April 26, 2022

Professor Nicholas Christie-Blick Named 2021 AAAS Fellow

The professor of earth and environmental sciences is one of five Columbia faculty recently recognized by the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences.

by |January 27, 2022
illustration of what an amara store could look like

Environmental Science and Policy Students Win Third Place in Sustainable Fashion Competition

The team invented a hypothetical denim brand that centers sustainability and reusability.

by Alyssa Ramirez, Maya Navabi, Ariela Levy, Rashika Choudhary, and Allison Day |April 7, 2021
mingfang ting photo

A Climate Scientist Rides the (Rossby) Wave of Discovery

Mingfang Ting studies the connection between planetary waves in the atmosphere and climate anomalies, such as droughts and extreme heat.

by |March 8, 2021
paige west standing in shallow water along coast

Paige West Works to Uplift Indigenous Voices and Traditions in Papua New Guinea

Her work supporting Indigenous sovereignty over biodiversity was recently recognized by the Explorer Club on its list of 50 people who are changing the world.

by Sydney Williams |February 17, 2021
austermann chiseling a fossil from a rock outcrop

Jacqueline Austermann: Exploring the Deep Earth, Modeling Future Sea Level

She studies Earth’s past warm periods to try to understand the future, and was just named a 2021 Sloan Research Fellow.

by |February 16, 2021
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Mapping the Most Mysterious Planet of All: Earth

For her work toward charting the global ocean floor, scientist Vicki Ferrini has been named by the Explorer Club as one of 50 people changing the world.

by |January 28, 2021

Ryan Abernathey: Helping to Open a Universe of Data to the World

The Lamont-Doherty physical oceanographer was recently awarded early career honors from the Oceanography Society.

by |January 19, 2021