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Research Fellowships

Research Fellows in the News and Success Stories


Research Fellows in the News

OSU student receives $132,000 EPA STAR fellowship Exit (October 2016)
EPA has awarded a Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship to Christina Murphy, a doctoral student at Oregon State University, for her research on how best to manage dams to protect salmon.

Cal Poly Biology Student Awarded $50,000 EPA Fellowship Exit (October 2016)
Biology senior Samantha Bock spent the summer as an intern with EPA thanks to a Greater Research Opportunity (GRO) Fellowship. The $50,000 fellowship—one of only 34 that EPA awarded nationwide—will also support Bock’s final year of study at Cal Poly.

GROing Above and Beyond (May 2016)

Having recently graduated university, I still have early morning classes, long research paper assignments, and three to five hour finals very fresh in my mind. So fresh in fact that some days I find myself still preparing to walk across campus even though I now live a state away. I have to shake the thought off with an exaggerated shudder. When I think about how I made it through those dark times, one thing leaps to the front of my mind—I had a lot of help. If I tried to count the teachers, friends, and employers that inspired and supported me throughout my four year trek in academia I’d run out of fingers and toes. Sometimes it was just a two minute conversation in the hall, other times it was a very scathing paper critique. To use an African proverb commonly quoted today, “It took a village,” a network of people and organizations, to get me emotionally, physically and academically to the finish line.

WCU student awarded EPA fellowship Exit (April 2015)
An undergraduate student at Western Carolina University was awarded EPA’s GRO Fellowship. Marissa Taylor, one of 34 students to receive this award, will receive tuition assistance and has the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with scientists at EPA.  

DSU student received environmental research fellowship Exit (December 2014)
Grace Estridge, a Biology major and Chemistry minor at Dakota State University, was awarded an EPA undergraduate environmental research fellowship through the GRO program. For more than 30 years, EPA’s GRO Fellowship has been providing students in environmental science related fields the tools to succeed not only in their undergraduate studies and internship, but also in their future careers.

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Fellowship Success Stories

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Dr. Andréa Geneviève Grottoli, Professor, School of Earth Sciences, Ohio State University (PDF) (2 pp, 206 K, 7/23/2015)

Dr. Cyrus Wadia, Assistant Director, Clean Energy and Materials R&D, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (PDF) (2 pp, 217 K, 7/23/2015)

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