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Univ. Of Maryland-Eastern Shore Student Selected for EPA Fellowship

Contact Information: 
Roy Seneca (seneca.roy@epa.gov)
(215) 814-5567

PHILADELPHIA (June 8, 2016) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that a student from University of Maryland-Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, Md. will receive an EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship to support environmental studies.

Benjamin Barnes, a chemistry major, will receive a $50,000 GRO Fellowship to further his research on greenhouse gas emissions.  

“EPA’s GRO Fellowships are important because they provide undergraduates like Benjamin with support to 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 .