Lettau-Wahl Scholarship Award
This award is given for excellent performance as an undergraduate, traditionally a junior, in our department, as determined by the Chair of AOS in consultation with the Awards Committee. It is named for Profs. Heinz Lettau and Eberhard Wahl by Marian Dane Hollingshead and Edward W. Hollingshead, both of whom received advanced degrees from our department in 1976.
Professor Lettau served on our faculty from 1957 to 1980 after a distinguished research career in Germany and then the United States. He was considered a world expert on atmospheric turbulence and energy transfer processes near the Earths surface. His experiments with bushel baskets and Christmas trees on frozen Lake Mendota drew the attention of fellow scientists as well as the general public.
Professor Eberhard Wahl served on the faculty from 1963-1984 after a career in research at the Air Force Labs at Hanscom Field in Lexington, MA. He was a frequent instructor of our freshman survey courses in Weather and Climate.
Past recipients include:
|2013||Eric Loken and Prnampai (PingPing) Narenpitak|
|2008||Andrew Field and Rebecca Westby|
|2007||Jonas Asuma and Daniel Thompson|