Nicole is studying the dynamics of the Arctic Ocean. Her current research combines theory and observations to investigate ocean mixing processes that are responsible for vertical heat fluxes towards the overlying sea ice cover. She hopes that this research will contribute to a better understanding of the Arctic Ocean’s influence on sea ice and Arctic climate. Her research is supported by the Department of Defense through the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program.
The Wallace Scholarship is celebrating its sixth year supporting women geoscientists in graduate school. The original bequest was given by Harriet Evelyn Wallace, who was one of the founding members of the Geoscience Information Society (GSIS), a national organization and AGI Member Society that facilitates the exchange of information in the geosciences. The scholarship is awarded to the top applicants who most demonstrate a strong likelihood of successfully transitioning from graduate school into the geoscience workforce. To learn more, go to https://www.americangeosciences.org/workforce/harriet-evelyn-wallace-sch….