Kate Voss named Switzer Fellow; awarded Horton Hydrology Grant


Kate Voss and her support team, in the midst of field work in Kathmandu, Nepal

Kate Voss and her support team, in the midst of field work in the Arun watershed, Nepal. photo credit: Kate Voss

Congratulations to Geography PhD student Kate Voss, who was recently named a 2016 Switzer Fellow. According to the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation, The Switzer Fellowship Program “offers one-year Fellowships to highly talented graduate students in New England and California whose studies and career goals are directed toward environmental improvement and who clearly demonstrate leadership in their field. The Fellowship provides a $15,000 cash award for academic study, leadership training, access to a vibrant network of almost 600 Switzer Fellowship alums, and opportunities for professional development during the Fellowship year and beyond.”

Kate also received the Horton Hydrology Grant from the American Geophysical Union. The $10,000 Horton Research Grant has been established for PhD students, with a “purpose to promote excellence through encouragement of the next generation of professionals in the hydrological sciences.”  Each year the grant has been awarded to up to three students during their candidacy for a Ph.D. degree in hydrology, water resources, or a closely related field. The honorees will be recognized during the Honors Tribute at the upcoming 2016 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco.

Well done, and big congratulations to Kate!