The Bob Black Wilderness Term Fund was established to honor the dedication and enthusiasm of Professor Bob Black, who sought to provide students with life-changing experiences in the remote wilderness setting of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Northern Minnesota. Bob was instrumental in establishing the Cornell Wilderness Term, which offers unique opportunities to engage in field, laboratory, and other creative work through off-campus courses in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. Bob’s guidance in establishing and maintaining the Wilderness Term has helped  many Cornell students gain a much greater appreciation for the personal and academic value of wilderness.

The Bob Black Wilderness Term Award provides support for Cornell students enrolled in any course offered in connection with the Wilderness Field Term.