Dean’s Award to Burls

AOES assistant professor Natalie Burls received the COS Dean’s Early Career Excellence Award:

“Assistant Professor Natalie Burls performs at a high level across all domains; as a top-tier scholar (Burls is a Sloan Fellow), productive researcher (with three first-author papers in high-profile, high-impact journals this year and two active NSF awards as lead PI), and strong supporter of student and faculty development programs.

“Burls serves as a tireless recruiter for summer interns. Under her mentorship, the department had two top-notch undergrads and one high school student in the recent College’s Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program. Burls also developed a fellowship workshop for graduate students to learn how to write a winning proposal for research support.

“According to Dept of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Science Chair, James Kinter, ‘Natalie developed our Provost’s PhD award proposal that successfully resulted in 3 PhD student positions in the Climate Dynamics program’ despite the department’s previous unsuccessful attempts in that competition. ‘She strives to build a stronger community for both students and faculty.'”