Support Our Students

Support Our Students


Support Our Students


Please support the important activities of the Byrd Center. There are several funds described below to which you might make a contribution. To make an online donation, please click on the fund of interest below:

Education and Outreach | Fund Number 312018

To support Byrd Center education and outreach activities, including tour groups, events and activities hosted at the Byrd Center and visits by faculty, staff and students to give presentations at local schools. Directed by Jason Cervenec.


Admiral Richard Evelyn and Marie Ames Byrd Endowment Fund (600145)

Established December 6, 1985, by the Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd Foundation. Income provides fellowships to those pursuing advanced studies in either Arctic or Antarctic research. Directed by Michele Cook.


LEGO League Support (315786)

Supporting STEM education for co-ed youth who form teams that “research a real-world engineering challenge, develop a solution, and compete with LEGO-based robots of their own design” through BPCRC FIRST LEGO League teams. FIRST = For Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology ( Funds used toward costs of annual team registration, LEGO robotics, competition board, software, team research materials and supplies. Directed by Dr. Bryan Mark.


Rick Toracinta Graduate Scholarship in Atmospheric Sciences (667295)

Established February 2, 2007 with gifts from the Byrd Polar Research Center, Alma and James Chaney, and numerous others in memory of Dr. E. Richard (Rick) Toracinta; used to provide annual scholarship awards to graduate students studying atmospheric science with preference given to students specializing in severe weather (thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes), polar meteorology or polar climatology. Directed by Dr. David Bromwich.


Garry McKenzie & Henry Brecher Undergraduate Scholarship Fund (310423)

Supports general undergraduate research (travel, fieldwork and laboratory expenses) in climate/environmental/physical science research endeavors consistent with the mission of the Byrd Center. Directed by Byrd Center administration.


Roberto Filippi Alpine Studies Fund (314531)

Support for students, researchers (current students, visiting researchers and postdocs) to perform paleoclimatological, glacialogical and environmental Alpine related research. This includes salary, travel, research supplies and field related expenses. Directed by Byrd Center administration.


Polar Archives Research Fellowship (315535)

Provides support to scholars studying the history of polar exploration. This fellowship may provide stipend, travel and other scholarly support and must include onsite research in the collections of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Polar Archives. Directed by Laura Kissel.



Alternatively, donations can also be sent via check to the Byrd Center or the OSU Development Office. Please make checks payable to The Ohio State University.

Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center
108 Scott Hall
1090 Carmack Rd
Columbus, OH 43210

The Ohio State University Foundation
1480 West Lane Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43221