Elizabeth Boyer of Penn State Honored by the American Geophysical Union

Elizabeth W. Boyer, associate professor of water resources in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Pennsylvania State University, has been selected to receive the 2018 Witherspoon Lecture Award from the American Geophysical Union. She will deliver the Witherspoon Lecture at the organization’s fall meeting in December in Washington, D.C.

The Witherspoon Lecture Award recognizes significant and innovative contributions by a mid-career scientist in advancing the field of hydrologic sciences. The award committee considers the awardee’s research impact, innovative interdisciplinary work, application of research to socially important problems, and inspired mentoring of young scientists.

Dr. Boyer also serves as director of the Pennsylvania Water Resources Research Center and is the assistant director of Penn State’s Institutes of Energy and the Environment. Her research focuses on processes affecting status and trends of chemical constituents in surface and ground waters, and explores how changes in watersheds will impact the water cycle and water quality.

Dr. Boyer is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, where she majored in geography. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in hydrology from the University of Virginia.


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