Matthew Luongo (EPS-SoHP) wins Hoopes Prize 2017


Matthew Luongo
Matthew Luongo, Harvard College Dunster House '17

The initiative for the Science of the Human Past is delighted to announce that Matthew Luongo (Harvard College ’17) has been awarded a Hoopes Prize for his thesis: "Comparison and Calibration of Climate Proxy Data in Medieval Europe,” advised by Peter Huybers (EPS/HUCE/SoHP) and Michael McCormick (History/SoHP). The Hoopes prize is among the most prestigious awards at Harvard College, recognizing extraordinary undergraduate work. Luongo’s thesis compared historical and archaeoscientific evidence to study the climate of medieval Europe. Luongo has been an active undergraduate member of the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past throughout his career at Harvard and a contributor to the Historical Ice Core Project.