Category Archives: news

Wave-Plume interaction mini-symposium

12 June 2019 Alex Horner-Devine and Jim Thomson’s (UW) graduate student Sam Kastner defended his general exam, he is making great progress towards defending his dissertation! To followup this event, we held a mini symposium at UW on wave-plume interactions on 13 June 2019. Angelica joined us remotely. It was an incredibly fruitful day filled with in-depth discussions about wave-plume interactions, relevant parameter space, measurement and modeling techniques, and more.

Isabella Arzeno awarded prestigious Ford Foundation Fellowship!

Congratulations to Isabella Arzeno! Isa was awarded the prestigious Ford Foundation Dissertation Year Fellowship. Ford Foundation Fellowship programs (administered through the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine) aim to increase the diversity of the US college and university faculties by “increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students”. See here for a Ford Foundation 2019 Fellows press release.

Student R/V Sproul cruise

01 June 2019 – SIO 176, Observational Physical Oceanography class, Spring 2019, class cruise! Giddings was invited to join Fiamma Straneo’s SIO 176 cruise aboard the R/V Robert Gordon Sproul. The cruise was intended to give the students a taste for field work and to test out the CTDs that they designed and built during the class! It was a beautiful, calm day out on the water and the students really enjoyed experiencing fieldwork first hand. Two of the student-built CTDs collected data and two remained water tight to depths of 50m!

scripps oceanography uc san diego