AWARD: Hsiang honored for finding social solutions in Earth science

July 31, 2013 noon

Solomon Hsiang, a recent postdoctoral research associate in the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy in Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, received the Science for Solutions Award from the American Geophysical Union, the largest Earth-science professional society. The $1,000-award recognizes a student or postdoctoral researcher who has made significant contributions in using Earth and space sciences to solve societal problems. Hsiang, who is now an assistant professor at the University of California-Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy, has studied the role of climate on conflict, economies and other aspects of society.