GEO Grad Student Receives Masters Level IAWF Award

Geography graduate student Marshall Stageberg has received a scholarship from the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF).  Each year since 2007, IAWF awards two scholarships valued at $3,000 each to  graduate students studying wildland fire or related topics.  Student-submitted essays are evaluated by an international panel of  fire science experts and one award recipient is chosen for the  Masters level and one for the Doctoral level.  Marshall Stageberg is the Maters level award recipient this year.

For his master’s thesis, Marshall will study fire behavior and fire-atmosphere interactions using a state-of-science numerical model, which will be  co-advised by Dr. Sharon Zhong from Geography and Dr. Jay Charney from US Forest Service.