The Edmond M. Dewan Young Scientist Scholarship fund has reached its goal of $25,000. Those who donated to the fund share AGU’s mission in taking an active role in educating and nurturing the next generation of scientists and ensuring a sustainable future for society. Thanks to the generosity of more than 100 members of the AGU and science community, a deserving graduate student of atmospheric or space physics will receive financial assistance to further his or her research and advance his or her research and future career.
The scholarship also serves as a memorial to Edmond Dewan, an AGU member, physicist, inventor, and explorer of a wide range of subjects. Dewan’s son Brian said, “In the course of a conversation, my father once said to me in an informal tone: ‘Everything’s a mystery—until you understand it.’ Edmond was a natural at explaining things to people, even things that would normally require a great deal of prerequisite knowledge to understand. He would certainly be very glad to know that there is a scholarship bearing his name that will help students beyond his own time. Much thanks to everyone who contributed to this fund, and especially for bringing it into existence.”
The first scholarship will be presented in 2015. More information on the scholarship can be found at https://giving.agu.org/.
—Claire Howard, Development Coordinator, AGU; email: [email protected]