July 23, 2009
SFOS alumnus receives presidential young scientist award
Fairbanks, Alaska—President Obama recently awarded SFOS alumnus Dana Hanselman the 2008 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). According to a NOAA press release, the award is "the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on outstanding scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers."
Hanselman currently works as a stock assessment scientist at the
NOAA Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute. He produces assessments and reports on Alaska sablefish and rockfish.
He received a Ph.D. in fisheries from the UAF SFOS Fisheries Division in Juneau in 2004. His advisor was Terry Quinn. He also received his master’s degree from SFOS in 2000. As a graduate student at SFOS, Hanselman was supported as a National Sea Grant Fellow.
Read more about Hanselman as a graduate student: