Shelly will be headed to Pernambuco, Brazil to conduct her dissertation research "Reassessing Biofuel Development through Gendered Eco-Social Experiences". She will be interning with the Instituto Brasileiro de Desenvolvimento e Sustentabilidade (IABS) and working with Prof. Christine Rufino Dabat at the Federal University of Pernambuco.
ICON and Anthropology PhD student Emily Horton selected as finalist for the 2020 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, sponsored by the National Sea Grant College Program. Building upon her marine conservation and fisheries research in Brazil, Emily will be placed with a federal agency in Washington D.C. for one year to gain experience with domestic marine policy processes.
Read full Georgia Sea Grant press release here:
Learn more about the Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship:
In June, Jon Hallemeier went to Spokane, WA for initial training as a Conservation Connect Fellow with the National Forest Foundation. In this year-long fellowship, Jon will receive training in facilitation and other skills, engage with academics and professionals working in environmental conflict and collaboration, and help support forest collaboratives working through difficult social and ecological issues.
Cydney Seigerman recently competed as one of ten finalists in the UGA 2019 3MT™ competition held at Athens Cine. In three minutes and with a single, static PowerPoint slide, Cydney explained her dissertation project on water and water insecurity in Ceará, Brazil to members of the broader Athens community. 3MT™ is an international research communication competition, which was developed by The University of Queensland. The competition encourages graduate students to develop their ability to effectively communicate their research to others outside of their chosen field of study.
You can view Cydney’s presentation (starting at about 15:50), in addition to the presentations of the other 2019 finalists here:
Cydney is one of seven graduate students at the University of Georgia to receive a 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRF). The NSF GRF includes three years of financial support for Cydney’s graduate studies at UGA.
The fellowship program “supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions” (https://www.nsfgrfp.org/).
Cydney was also recently awarded a Fulbright research grant for 2020 to support her dissertation fieldwork in Ceará, Brazil. Collaborating with local communities and state agencies, Cydney will study the lived experience of water insecurity by examining the dynamic interactions between individuals, social and political structures, environmental factors, and technology.
For more information on the Fulbright program: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/
Emily Horton was selected to participate in the 2018 U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security. The two-week fellowship, held at Purdue University, brought together participants from different disciplines and research countries to gain a holistic understanding of global food security challenges. This formative experience informed Emily's food security work in fisheries and her vision of co-constructing a more just, sustainable, and food secure world
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