Yeimy Rivera award spring 2021

Climate & Space PhD wins Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Prize

Award is given to outstanding graduate students.


Recent CLaSP PhD Dr. Yeimy Rivera has been selected to receive the Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement from Michigan Engineering.

The Richard & Eleanor Towner Prize is presented to the outstanding graduate student (Master’s or PhD students) in each degree program. Criteria considered by the department awards committee include student’s active participation in research, leadership and academic performance (GPA). The student receives a stipend from the award for the academic year.

Dr. Rivera received her doctorate in September, 2020 and is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Astrophysics at Harvard. She works on bridging compositional measurements between the Sun and the heliosphere to address long standing questions behind the release and energization of solar plasma.

Congratulations, Dr. Rivera!

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