PEI-STEP fellow Jane Baldwin, a graduate student in Princeton's Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, received an Outstanding Student Paper Award at the American Geophysical Union's 2017 Fall Meeting in December for her presentation, "Temporal Compounding of Heat Waves in the Present and Projected Future," which she is conducting under her fellowship. Baldwin was in the meeting's Global Environmental Change section; typically the top 2-5 percent of student presenters in each section received the student paper award.
Baldwin is advised by Gabriel Vecchi, Professor of Geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute, and Michael Oppenheimer, the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs and the Princeton Environmental Institute.
In 2017, Baldwin received a top student paper award from the American Meteorological Society for a related presentation, "Quantifying the Risk of Compound Heat Wave Events," which she gave at the AMS Eighth Conference on Environment and Health.
Established in 2000, the PEI-STEP Fellowship Program provides Princeton doctoral students in departments outside of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs with two years of financial support and a $3,500 award. Recipients explore the environmental-policy dimensions and implications of their doctoral research through supplementary course-work and policy-oriented research. Upon completion of the program, the students graduate with a graduate certificate in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP). The program has supported more than 50 fellows.