Established in June of 2016 with a generous gift of $50,000 from Marilyn Fogel and Christopher Swarth, the Marilyn Fogel Endowed Fund for Internships will provide support for “very young budding scientists” who wish to “spend a summer getting their feet wet in research for the very first time.” The income from this endowed fund will enable high school students and undergraduates to conduct mentored internships at Carnegie’s Geophysical Laboratory and Department of Terrestrial Magnetism in Washington, DC starting in the summer of 2017.
Marilyn Fogel’s thirty-three year career at Carnegie’s Geophysical Laboratory (1977-2013), followed by four years at the University of California, have been remarkably creative and highly productive. Her indefatigable spirit, extraordinary energy, training as a biogeochemist, and expertise in stable isotope chemistry has led to many breakthroughs in the fields of paleo-ecology and climate change, astrobiology, and modern ecosystem studies. She has a special talent for inspiring other scientists to step outside of their comfort zones and join her in identifying and embracing new ways of approaching and solving scientific problems.
Marilyn has an equally special talent for mentoring young scientists, be they postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, undergraduates, or high school students. She challenges them to think more creatively and broadly about science than they have ever thought before, providing them with the respect, attention and support that transform them in ways they could never have anticipated.
It is in this spirit that we are asking all of those whose lives have been touched by Marilyn to make a contribution in support of this endowed fund. By supporting this fund, you will help perpetuate the mentoring of talented young people who will someday, following in Marilyn’s capacious footsteps, take daring leaps into new ways of doing science.
Contributions may be mailed to:
Marilyn Fogel Endowed Fund for Internships
Carnegie Institution for Science
1530 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005