Assistant Professor Ángel Adames-Corraliza (University of Michigan CLaSP) was the 2018 recipient of the James R. Holton Award. The Holton Award recognizes outstanding scientific research and accomplishments of early-career scientists in the field. This award is named in honor of James R. Holton, an outstanding atmospheric scientist, educator, and mentor.
From Dr. Adames-Corraliza:
“It is exciting yet so humbling to have received this award. It is not just a testament to the hard work that has carried me to my career stage, but the support that I have obtained from numerous people. First and foremost is my family, who noticed that I loved looking at weather phenomena in books and tracking tropical cyclones. They told me that maybe I should be a meteorologist, the reason why I am here today. My colleagues, friends, advisers, mentors, and peer reviewers have also been extremely supportive. To be honest, the acknowledgment that our field lacks the diverse representation needed to tackle some of the most important problems in science was a major source of strength for me. Without this so my career would not have been possible. It is my hope that, through this award, I can inspire others who are underrepresented in the atmospheric sciences.”
More on Dr. Adames-Corraliza’s nomination for this award here.