Raskin Scholarship

From Federation of Earth Science Information Partners

In the wake of Rob Raskin's untimely death, his family has approached the Foundation for Earth Science/ESIP Federation to explore the possibility of establishing a scholarship in memory of Rob and to preserve his community-minded legacy for generations to come. This page serves as a workplace for the small task team (Rob's colleagues, his family and ESIP leadership) to share ideas and to sharpen the focus of the scholarship idea.

Task Team Members

Family: Lisa Steele JPL: Ed Armstrong, Chris Mattman, Victor Zlotnicki Collaborators: Peter Fox, Phil Yang ESIP Leadership: Karl Benedict, Annette Schloss Staff: Carol Meyer, Erin Robinson

Desired Impact

To provide scholarship support for students of the next generation of Earth science data/technology/informatics leaders...


  • Tuition support
  • Student stipend
  • Travel support to ESIP Meeting
  • Research support

Thematic Focus

  • Semantics
  • Cyberinfrastructure
  • GIS
  • Computers in Geosciences
  • Collaboration

Next Steps

  • Continue to Iterate on Scope/Focus (All)
  • Legal Requirements (Meyer)
  • Financial Requirements for Sustainability -- how much funds do we need to keep the fund going?