Edward A. Frieman Prize for Excellence in Graduate Student Research

The Edward A. Frieman Prize for Excellence in Graduate Student Research was initiated with contributions from the Frieman family to honor Edward Frieman on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Frieman served as director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography from 1986-1996 and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is a plasma physicist with research interests that extend into other physical science fields, including hydromagnetics, hydrodynamics, and astrophysics. The Frieman Prize provides Scripps Oceanography with the opportunity to recognize Scripps graduate students who have truly distinguished themselves in their scientific work as measured by the quality of their research publications. The Frieman Prize is awarded annually and each student winner is awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a certificate. 

Previous Recipients

  • 2013 Caitlin Whalen
  • 2012 Roland Kersten
  • 2011 Cassondra Williams
  • 2010 Patrick Shaw
  • 2009 Loren McClenachan
  • 2008 Xavier Mayali
  • 2007 Christopher Ellison
  • 2006 Renee Bulow and Hyodae Seo
  • 2005 Benjamin Hodges
  • 2004 Jeanine Donley
  • 2003 Bridget Smith
  • 2002 Mark Kessler
  • 2001 Fabrice Veron
  • 2000 Rob Rhew
  • 1999 Kay Bidle
  • 1998 Helen Perks
  • 1997 Steve Mojzsis
  • 1996 Willie Swanson