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

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."


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University of Michigan
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