Piers Sellers PhD prize 2018

Book to attend the event on Monday 18 June, which will be presented by Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Gavin Schmidt.

Gavin Schmidt in front of Map

Two postgraduate researchers will be given the prize, which is awarded by Priestley International Centre for Climate to current students undertaking excellent research on climate change.

The 2018 recipients are Jesus Vergara Temprado of the School of Earth and Environment and Kate Palmer of the DTC Low Carbon Technology.

It is the first time the prize, given in the name of climate scientist, astronaut and Leeds alumnus Piers Sellers, has been awarded to two winners.

The pair will receive their awards – and £1500 to further their studies – at the forthcoming Piers Sellers PhD prizegiving event at the Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall at 4pm on 18 June.

The event will include a talk by Gavin Schmidt, followed by a Q&A. Both prize winners will also give a short presentation on their research.

It will be followed by drinks and canapes and the opportunity to network with climate researchers from across the University.

The Priestley Centre will also be presenting an exhibition of photographs by postgraduate students and early career academics demonstrating the breadth of climate related research and the unique collaborations fostered by the Priestley Centre.

The event is free and open to all staff and students. Pre booking is essential via Eventbrite.

Read more about the recipients on the Priestley International Centre for Climate website.

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