Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Professor Bassis earns Henry Russel Award

Posted: June 19, 2015

Professor Bassis earns Henry Russel Award Jeremy Bassis

Assistant Professor Jeremy Bassis is one of four researchers in the University to be selected for the 2016 Henry Russel Award, one of the highest honors the university bestows upon junior faculty.

Bassis, who joined the faculty in 2009, is a world leader in glaciology. His research studies the often complicated array of dynamic processes that affect the evolution of ice sheets and glaciers and how they interact with and respond to past, present and future climate change.

He was the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award. Currently, Bassis has support from NASA, NSF, NOAA and the U.S. Department of Energy for eight current grants and projects.

His community engagement also is notable. He initiated a partnership with elementary school science teachers in the Ypsilanti school district. The goal is to increase awareness of Earth and polar science among underrepresented minorities through hands-on activities.

The Russel Award and the Henry Russel Lectureship were established in 1925 with a bequest from Henry Russel of Detroit. He received three degrees from U-M.

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