ESS Graduate Student Selected to be a Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

ESS graduate student Ashley Payne was selected to be a Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The GFD Program began in 1959 at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution with the aim of introducing a then relatively new topic in mathematical physics, geophysical fluid dynamics, to graduate students in physical sciences.

ESS Graduate Student Receives National Science Foundation Fellowship

Melinda Nicewonger, a graduate student in the Department of Earth System Science, has been awarded a National Science Foundation fellowship. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

Children's Water Education Festival

The 18th Children's Water Education Festival (Festival) will take place March 26 and 27, 2014 at the University of California, Irvine.

More than 7,000 third, fourth, and fifth grade students and their teachers are expected to attend the event, presented by the Orange County Water District, Disneyland Resort, National Water Research Institute and the Orange County Water District Groundwater Guardian Team.

Letter from LA: Drought seems far away

USA TODAY published an article by William M. Welch about public perceptions of the drought.

Excerpt: University of California-Irvine earth sciences professor Jay Famiglietti sounds the alarm about vanishing natural groundwater. But he knows to bring along Leo, his handsome red Golden Retriever, when he wants to draw a crowd to a campus conservation event. Just talking drought won't do it.