6 March 2013
Dr. George Reid was a founding father of our Laboratory.
The University of Colorado Foundation has announced the creation of the George C. Reid Endowed Scholarship Fund for the benefit of CIRES in the Graduate School at the University of Colorado Boulder. A generous gift from Joan Reid, George's spouse, will fund the perpetual endowment. The scholarship will be awarded to support graduate students' education, and financial need and merit may both be used as criteria in selection of recipients. This marks the first perpetual endowment CIRES has received through the CU Foundation.
George Colvin Reid (1929–2011) was an eminent atmospheric scientist who pioneered research into critical environmental issues such as stratospheric ozone depletion and global climate change. Always a progressive thinker, he was one of the initial four fellows who founded the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences in 1968.