Congratulations to Michalea King & Kira Harris

February 3, 2020
Congratulations on eceiving  Outstanding Student Presentation Awards at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting

The AGU Outstanding Student Presentation Award is a prestigious award that is only granted to the top 5% of student participants. The Byrd Center is pleased to recognize two students, Michalea King and Kira Haris, for each winning this award at the AGU 2019 Fall Meeting in San Francisco last December.

Congratulations to Michalea King, a Ph.D. student in Earth Sciences working in the Byrd Center's Glacier Dynamics group for winning an AGU Fall Meeting Outstanding Student Presentation Award for her talk " Large scale impacts of surface melt on ice sheet dynamics: Empirical evidence of outlet glacier sensitivity to late-season melt events in Greenland." The abstract for Michalea's talk is available on

Congratulations to Kira Harris, an undergraduate student working with Byrd Center Education & Outreach and studying in the School of Earth Sciences, on receiving an AGU Outstanding Student Presentation Award for "Virtual Reality Exploration of Earth's Cryosphere.” If you would like to explore two of her tours, direct your web browser to: