Rebekah Evans received the 2014 Basu United States Early Career Award for Research Excellence in Sun-Earth Systems Science at the 2014 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, held 15–19 December in San Francisco, Calif. This award is given annually to one early career scientist (no more than 3 years post-degree) from the United States in recognition of significant work that shows the focus and promise of making outstanding contributions to research in Sun-Earth systems science that further the understanding of both plasma physical processes and their applications for the benefit of society.
Rebekah Evans received her B.S. in physics from the University of Delaware in 2006 and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in physics from George Mason University in 2011 under the supervision of Merav Opher. From 2011 to 2014 she participated in the NASA Postdoctoral Program in the Heliophysics Science Division of Goddard Space Flight Center. She is currently working as a physics teacher in Ft. Worth, Texas. Her research interests include the heating and acceleration of the solar wind and the evolution of solar eruptions.