Four Mason Science students named as summer 2023 Sustainability Research Fellows
ISE and the Graduate Division Announce the Summer 2023 Sustainability Research Fellows
Congratulations are in order for the eleven Mason graduate students, four being from Mason Science, who were recently selected as Sustainability Summer Research Fellows. Unique among summer research opportunities, this fellowship pairs Mason doctoral or masters students with organizations engaged in applied and impactful research on a host of sustainability, resilience, and environmental justice initiatives. In Summer 2023, students from a wide array of programs and backgrounds will co-create and conduct research activities with partner organizations that are making a positive impact on our world:
Tunaggina Khan, PhD student in Earth Systems Science, will be working with the American Bird Conservancy to map critically important habitats to set global conservation priorities.
Shawn Smith, PhD student in Environmental Science and Policy, will partner with Point Blue Conservation Science to assess the impact of extreme weather events on wild birds in coastal California habitats.
Meaghan Caruso, PhD student in Environmental Science and Policy, will work with the US Department of Transportation’s Office of the Secretary to study interagency efforts to achieve the environmental outcomes of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Canan Atakul, Masters student in Geographic and Cartographic Science, will conduct network analysis of sustainability research-to-policy organizations, in partnership with Future Earth’s USA/Global Hub.
Collaboration and co-production are the key tenets of these fellowship experiences. While networking with partners, students will gain valuable experience in developing urgent and translational research alongside organizations that are making an impact. Upon completion of their summer activities, these graduate student fellows will be able to leverage their research findings in their dissertation or master’s thesis work, and will also be well-positioned to receive external research support. To allow students to focus exclusively on their work, fellows will receive stipends furnished by Mason’s Graduate Division.
Click here for the full list of fellows and for more information about the program.