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December 9, 2021

NRES awards graduate fellowships for spring 2022

Submitted by Shawn Hutchinson


Three doctoral students have been awarded graduate fellowships for the spring 2022 semester by the natural resources and environmental sciences, or NRES, secondary major. New fellows are Jaeyoung Ha, landscape architecture/regional and community planning; Nicholas McCarroll, geography and geospatial sciences; and Rachel Shively, horticulture and natural resources.

The NRES Graduate Fellowship program recognizes students with exceptional teaching and research achievements who seek additional experience in interdisciplinary teaching and research mentoring.

"The long-standing mission of the NRES secondary major is to provide undergraduates with a comprehensive interdisciplinary experience in environmental science, sustainability science, and natural resource management," said Shawn Hutchinson, professor of geography and geospatial sciences and director of the NRES secondary major. "On behalf of our governing board, comprised of faculty from seven departments across three colleges, I'm pleased to welcome Jaeyoung, Nicholas and Rachel to our team of research mentors where they can continue to refine their teaching skills and pass on their passion for interdisciplinary and collaborative environmental problem-solving to our students."

Each fellow receives an award of $1,500 for mentoring research by small multidisciplinary teams of senior undergraduates enrolled in the NRES capstone class — BAE/DAS/GENAG 582 — this semester. Recipients are also eligible to apply for a $500 NRES Travel Award during the current academic year.

Fellowship applications for the fall 2022 semester are now being accepted and will be due no later than April 8, 2022. Doctoral students in any discipline conducting research in the general domains of natural resource management, environmental sciences, human-environment interactions, or sustainability science are encouraged to apply.

Interested students should visit the NRES website to review detailed application instructions and additional NRES Graduate Fellowship requirements.