PhD Student Earns Cryosphere Innovation Award from AGU

February 5, 2021

Raven MitchellCongratulations to Ph.D. student Raven Mitchell for receiving the Cryosphere Innovation Award for Students from the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Raven earned the honor after competing amongst a field of international competitors in the Flash Freeze competition during the AGU Fall Meeting held this past December. The award is granted once a year to students within the Cryosphere Section who exhibit great potential and innovative work within the field. This award is designed to provide the student with resources in the form of a mini-grant to advance their innovation. As part of the competition, Raven delivered a two-minute pitch to a panel of five judges on her research involving the application of environmental isotope tracer sampling to test source water contributions to periglacial features at her field site. The award is presented to support and recognize innovative student-led research in Cryospheric Science. In recognition of her achievement, Raven received an award of $1,000. Raven plans to use the award to fund the isotope sample analysis costs and hopes to gain a better idea of land formation processes through this analysis.