APECS is thrilled to announce our 2017 APECS International Mentorship Award recipients - Dr. Hugues Lantuit and Dr. Renuka Badhe! These awards were established as a meaningful way to recognize and honor the efforts of mentors within the international polar science community who have devoted significant time and energy towards building a supportive community for early career researchers (ECRs).
This year, we received several deserving nominations for both categories and it was difficult for our award committee to select the winners in both award categories:
Dr. Hugues Lantuit (Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany) is the 2017 recipient in the “APECS category”, where APECS committees were encouraged to nominate a mentor who has made an outstanding contribution to the success of APECS.
Dr. Renuka Badhe (European Polar Board, Netherlands) is the 2017 recipient in the “member category”, where we encouraged APECS members to nominate someone who has been an outstanding personal mentor to them in their career. Renuka served as the Executive Officer for SCAR from 2010-2014.