Spring 2023 eNewsletter

Congratulations to CIGLR’s 2023 Award Recipients and Finalists

We are thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2023 CIGLR Staff Awards! The CIGLR Staff Awards program recognizes the outstanding work done by our staff and postdoctoral research fellows. Please join us in congratulating Ashley Burtner, Christine Kitchens, Songzhi Liu, and Kelly McCabe!

The Research Excellence Award was given to Ashley Burtner (Research Lab Specialist Intermediate) for her outstanding performance in laboratory research, fieldwork, computer modeling, data analysis, scientific achievements, and innovative work. David Cannon (Postdoctoral Research Fellow) was runner-up.

The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Award was given to Christine Kitchens (Research Lab Specialist Intermediate) and recognizes exceptional activities or accomplishments that advance CIGLR’s interest in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ).

The Science for Society Award was given to Songzhi Liu (Programmer/Analyst Lead, NOAA CoastWatch Great Lakes Node Operations Manager) and recognizes exceptional activities or accomplishments that support the link between science and public service. Megan DiCocco (Research Engagement Specialist) was runner-up.

The Community Award was given to Kelly McCabe (Biogeochemistry Laboratory Analyst) for exceptional contributions to building the CIGLR community, encouraging teamwork, and excellence in mentoring.