Global Sustainability Scholars announces their 2019 cohort and honorable mentions
The Global Sustainability Scholars Program (GSS) is excited to announce the members of the initial cohort of undergraduate students. The program was open for sophomore (second-year) students from all over the United States that are interested in a variety of disciplines related to sustainability.
This prestigious, three-year summer experiential learning opportunity fosters professional development within a new generation of scientists who represent the diversity of today’s society. The program is focused on transdisciplinary sustainability science and innovation.
This inaugural cohort will focus on urban sustainability at the intersection of food, energy and water needs, and will travel during the summer to Seattle, Washington; Bristol, United Kingdom; and, Berlin, Germany, among other locations. Scholars will work with five of the fifteen Belmont funded Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative projects. Furthermore, the paid summer experience will build life-long, international networks of peers for the GSS scholars.
Global Sustainability Scholars received close to 70 applications, and selected seven students. The following outstanding applicants are the members of the 2019 Cohort:
|Applicant Name||Institution Name||Field of Study|
|Kashia Caljesuseso||Fort Lewis College||Environmental Studies|
|Epongue Ekille||Yale University||Environmental Studies/Policy|
|Anthony Erebor||University of Michigan||Urban Planning|
|Mayra Carmen Ona||Florida International University||Environmental Studies/Agricultural|
|Vanessa Villanueva||University of Hawaii at Manoa||Global Environmental Science|
|Mya Wells||Howard University||Biology|
|Alena Zhang||Columbia University in NYC||Double-major in Sustainable Development and Creative Writing|
Global Sustainability Scholars would also like to recognize 8 students that all presented exceptionally strong applications, but, due to their student limit, they were unable to accept. Honorable mentions go to the following students:
|Lian Huang||University of Hawaii at Manoa|
|Aiden Kamber||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Marisa I. Matho||The University of San Francisco|
|Jissell Muir||Florida International University|
|Marwa Osman||University of Colorado Boulder|
|Khalil Russell||The College of William and Mary|
|Greta M. Wilkening||Lawrence University|
|Melissa Webb||University of California, Berkeley|
This program is made possible by National Science Foundation Funding and through close collaboration with Future Earth. Our program is based at the University of Colorado Boulder. This collaboration enables GSS cohorts to work with Future Earth and Belmont Forum Collaborative Research Action (CRA) Project Teams on a common set of core sustainability research challenges. George Mason University has partnered with GSS to support two Mason students that will join the inaugural cohort.
Learn more about Global Sustainability Scholars at their website.
DATEFebruary 19, 2019
AUTHORFuture Earth Staff Member
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