DOE Climate Modeler Wins Vollum Award


Dr. Warren Washington, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), chair of the subcommittee on global change for the DOE Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee, and Chair of The National Science Board, will receive the Reed College Vollum Award for 2004. Dr. Washington, who heads a BER-supported team of climate modelers at NCAR studying potential effects of human activities on Earth’s climate, stated that “this award reflects to a large degree DOE’s support for development of climate models and using the models for studies of climate change.” The Vollum Award was created in 1975 as a tribute to the late C. Howard Vollum, founder of Tektronix, Inc., and a 1936 Reed College graduate and lifelong friend of the college. The award recognizes and celebrates each year the exceptional achievement of a member of the scientific or technical community of the Northwest. Past recipients include Nobelists Linus Pauling and Edwin Krebs, computer and software giants Steven Jobs and Bill Gates, and other distinguished scientists and technologists.