Geoffrey Roest Awarded Science Policy Fellowship

Nov 15, 2016

Congratulations to Atmospheric Sciences PhD student Geoffrey Roest on receiving the Science Policy Fellow of the Gulf Research Program.

Originally from upstate New York, Mr. Roest has a B.S. in meteorology from Plymouth State University, and an M.S. in geosciences from San Francisco State University.

His research focuses on measuring and quantifying emissions from unconventional oil and gas operations in the Eagle Ford Shale in southern Texas – in addition to climate and air quality impacts with those emissions. 

He has presented work at multiple conferences and co-authored two peer-reviewed publications.

Mr. Roest has also served as an officer on the Atmospheric Sciences graduate student council and directed a seminar series exclusively for graduate students.

Focused on leadership development, Science Policy Fellowships are awarded to graduate or professional students who have completed their studies within the past five years and demonstrate a strong scientific or technical background, leadership qualities, and academic achievement.

The Gulf Research Program was established in 2013 as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. It funds studies, projects, and other activities though research and development, education and training, and environmental monitoring.