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Steve Johnson with Spelman College president, Dr. Beverly TatumGROwing Environmental Leaders for Tomorrow
Help Wanted. America will face enormous environmental challenges in the coming years, and there is a shortage of students, particularly minority and females, pursuing degrees in environmental sciences. To ensure a diverse environmental workforce in the future, EPA is awarding Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) fellowships totaling $166,000 to four students studying environmental fields at Spelman College, a historically black women’s college.
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STAR Grantee Wins a MacArthur Fellowship
Photo of Dr. Marc EdwardsDr. Marc Edwards, a former STAR grantee and a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been chosen as a MacArthur Fellow for 2007. While being funded by STAR Edwards did research concerning the coagulation and removal of particulate matter, natural organic matter (NOM), and arsenic from drinking water.
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Work of EPA AAAS Fellow Highlighted
Photo of Advancing Science, Serving Society logo Dr. Betsy Van Holle, an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellow at EPA, is the focus of a feature article exit EPA on the AAAS web site. Dr. Van Holle will be in New Delhi, India, November 8-19 to meet with a group of scientists and policy makers from the U.S. and India as part of the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum. [Read More]

History in the Making
Philip Garone, an EPA Science To Achieve Results (STAR) graduate fellow, recently accepted a full-time tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of U.S. Environmental History at California State University, Stanislaus.
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STAR Fellow and Grantee Co-Author Article
Former Science to Achieve Results (STAR) fellow Michael Dillon and STAR grantee Melanie Frazier have co-authored a paper on the physiology and evolution of alpine insects for the journal Integrative and Comparative Biology (Vol. 46, Number 1, February 2006).
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EPA Fellow Appointed Editor of Haseltonia
Photo of Dr. Root Gorelick An article from ScienCentral News was written on a scientific study reports that the air pollution that's so common to our cities and even suburbs could put unborn babies at risk for mental deficiencies. This ScienCentral News video has more.
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Newspaper Article Profiles NCER Fellow's Research
After collecting data from a wood stork, Rena Borkhataria, Ph.D. student in the wildlife ecology and conservancy program at the University of Florida, takes the stork to the place where it was captured to release it. A cloth was placed over the bird's ey NCER Fellow Rena Borkhataria, a doctoral student at the University of Florida, is studying the federally-endangered wood stork in the Florida Everglades. On March 30, 2006, the Naples Daily News featured her research project and the quest to know more about where the endangered birds forage and nest across the Southeast United States and how long adults of the species are surviving in the wild.
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