Dr. Nelson receives Faculty Early Career Development Program Award

Petersm Nelson

The National Science Foundation has recently granted its most prestigious award in support of junior faculty, the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program, to Peter Nelson. The award will provide $510,848 over five years to support theoretical and experimental research on the morphodynamic effects of sediment supply and sorting in meandering rivers.

The award will also support educational programs in river science, including integration of the research in undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as the development of summer science programs aimed at K-12 students and outreach events at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.