Fall 2011 Graduate Student News

Tiffany Kataria awarded Jenkins Fellowship

PTYS/LPL graduate student Tiffany Kataria was awarded the NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship (JPFP) award. This is a three-year fellowship which provides Tiffany with an annual stipend, tuition off-set funding, and an annual 10-week visit to NASA Ames Research Center. Tiffany will perform atmospheric circulation and climate modeling of super Earths and extrasolar terrestrial planets, with the goal of understanding dynamical regimes and their implications for observations and habitability. Her project will be in collaboration with Associate Professor Adam Showman (her Ph.D. advisor) and Dr. Bob Haberle at NASA Ames Research Center.