Ph.D. student Molly Polk was awarded the Chimborazo Student Research Grant from the Mountain Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers (AAG). The award will help with the expenses for her fieldwork in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru, where she is researching high Andean wetlands and glacial recession. Molly was the only recipient of the Chimborazo Grant in 2012.
Master's student Christine Bonthius received the Field Study Travel Award (Master's level) from the AAG Latin American Specialty Group, which is intended to support preliminary or reconnaissance fieldwork for research in Latin America. Christine will use the award to support her master's thesis research on the Madeira River in Brazil.