News Releases from Region 03
Gettysburg College Student Selected for EPA Fellowship
PHILADELPHIA (June 8, 2016) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that a student from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania will receive an EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship to support environmental studies.
Micaela Edelson, an Environmental Studies and Public Policy major, will receive a $50,000 GRO Fellowship, to conduct research on the potential risks that agricultural migrant workers face from pesticides.
“EPA’s GRO Fellowships are important because they help undergraduates like Micaela cultivate their research skills and explore their passion for environmental science,” said EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin. “EPA knows today's students are tomorrow's environmental scientists and engineers who will lead the way in protecting human health and the environment.”
The fellowship provides a maximum of $50,000 for up to two years to each student and a summer internship at an EPA facility where students can work alongside EPA’s engineers and scientists. These students are pursuing degrees in environmental science and other related fields, including engineering, environmental health, and the physical sciences.
Since its inception in 1981, the GRO Fellowship program has awarded more than $13 million in funding to nearly 400 students. This year, fellowships were awarded to 34 undergraduate students at 28 colleges and universities across the nation.
More about the 2015 GRO Fellows: https://www.epa.gov/research-fellowships/star-graduate-and-gro-undergraduate-fellowship-recipient-list#gro . More information about the GRO Program: https://www.epa.gov/research-fellowships .