Navigation Links
40 U-M students named Dow Sustainability Fellows
Date:1/17/2013

ANN ARBORForty master's and professional-degree students from eight schools and colleges at the University of Michigan are beginning the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program today, marking the first cohort of fellows in the $10 million program launched last spring.

In total, the fellows will receive $800,000 to support their studies for one year, becoming part of a collaborative community of sustainability scholars at U-M. They hail from schools and colleges throughout the university, including architecture and urban planning, art and design, business, engineering, law, natural resources and environment, public health, and public policy.

"We are thrilled to announce this first cohort of Dow Sustainability Fellows," said Donald Scavia, special counsel to the U-M president on sustainability. "To see so many different schools and colleges represented shows both the breadth of our students' talents and the multifaceted nature of global sustainability challenges."

Although hundreds of students pursued this prestigious opportunity, each U-M school and college was permitted to nominate only 10 students, which made the application process extremely competitive.

A 20-member faculty panel reviewed and scored these candidates based on their demonstrated potential for effective leadership, experience working collaboratively, relevance of prior work and interests related to sustainability, and productivity and quality of prior work.

"We went through a very rigorous nomination and review process," said Andrew Horning, acting director of U-M's Graham Sustainability Institute, which administers the fellows program on behalf of the university. "These fellows represent some of the highest-caliber interdisciplinary thinkers at the universityand, undoubtedly, some of the future sustainability leaders for our planet."

In addition to receiving a $20,000 stipend, each fellow will participate in monthly seminars and workshops, team projects, co-curricular activities and other exercises designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among scholars.

"The most viable sustainability solutions happen when multiple disciplines and stakeholders work together, and that's exactly what this fellows program is all about," Scavia said. "We have fellows with interests spanning water, energy, health, transportation, the built environment, climate change, biodiversity, human behavior and more, and this unique program promotes engagement and collaboration across them all."

Established through a six-year gift from Dow Chemical Co., the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program supports U-M graduate students and post-docs who are committed to finding interdisciplinary, actionable and meaningful sustainability solutions on local-to-global scales. The program aspires to prepare future sustainability leaders to make a positive difference in organizations worldwide.

"We need to equip our leaders of tomorrow with an education experience that mirrors the real world they are inheriting," said Neil Hawkins, vice president of EH&S and Sustainability for Dow. "That world requires unprecedented collaboration across professions and topics to institute change that we will all benefit from."


'/>"/>
Contact: Jim Erickson
ericksn@umich.edu
734-647-1842
University of Michigan
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. 5 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships awarded to UH students, alumna
2. College students work to sterilize air, kill pathogens on buses
3. New study published on fertility awareness among American university students
4. Rice students work on weighty problem for doctors
5. Wholly water -- students and scientists gather at NTU to discuss water problem
6. Grant to allow graduate students to research water quantity and quality improvement
7. OpenStax Colleges free textbooks will save students $1 million this fall
8. Students create low-cost biosensor to detect contaminated water in developing nations
9. Plan to turn farm waste into paper earns students $15,000
10. UC Riverside receives 3 grants to assist graduate students in pursuing doctoral degrees
11. MSU uses grant to help students master scientific mumbo jumbo
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/5/2020)... ... ... Greffex, a pioneering vaccine and gene therapy company based in Houston, Texas, welcomes Mr. ... global perspective to make an impact in a post pandemic world,” said Co-Chairman John ... director of the company. , “The Greffex board is excited to have Neil as ...
(Date:5/30/2020)... ... May 29, 2020 , ... eInfochips, a leading provider ... collaborated with EchoNous Inc. to develop the cloud-based connected health KOSMOS platform that ... which has been clinically tested versus expert measurements, yielding improved results in precision ...
(Date:5/28/2020)... ... May 27, 2020 , ... Today bioinformatics leader ... solution that uniquely combines lab testing insights and hc1’s exclusive Local Risk Index ... health and safety of employees returning to the workplace. , “Some of the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/28/2020)... ... June 25, 2020 , ... ... therapy for treating cancer, today announced the company has entered a license agreement ... The agreement provides Lumeda globally exclusive rights to Roswell Park intellectual property surrounding ...
(Date:6/23/2020)... ... June 23, 2020 , ... DeCurtis ... environments, announced today that Derek Fournier has been appointed CEO and President. Founder ... Board, effective immediately. , “DeCurtis Corporation has been on an incredible journey ...
(Date:6/23/2020)... ... June 23, 2020 , ... ... today announced that it has filed an Investigational New Drug application (IND) with ... trial of its lead drug candidate NBTX-001 in patients with panic disorder (PD). ...
(Date:6/11/2020)... ... June 09, 2020 , ... PathSensors Inc., a Baltimore ... Innovation Research (SBIR) program funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture ... Field”. The project’s goal was to engineer and develop a field-deployable instrument for ...
Breaking Biology Technology: