Voss fellows and affiliates presented their final projects at the UEL in Wednesday, May 1 and welcomed the 2013-2014 fellows to the Voss program. Meet the graduating Voss group and stay connected through our Facebook site, Voss Environmental Fellows at https://www.facebook.com/groups/VossFellows/.
May 2, 2013
February 21, 2013
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We were very fortunate to have Dr. Pamela Matson of Stanford University visit with the Voss fellows and other members of Brown’s environmental research community earlier this week. Dr. Matson, who is the Chester Naramore Dean of the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford University and a Senior Fellow of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, gave a public talk on her decades of research on sustainable agriculture while on campus, and also engaged in an exciting series of conversations with the Voss Fellows and others about the science and practice of sustainability.
Dr. Matson investigates the cycling of carbon, nitrogen, and other elements between soil, water, and atmosphere, focusing primarily on the effects of land use and climate change in tropical forest and agricultural systems.
Her recently published book, Seeds of Sustainability, synthesizes much of the science and lessons learned through the placed-based interdisciplinary environmental scholarship she led over the last 15+ years Sonora, Mexico. In addition to conveying the excitement of the scientific discoveries related to biogeochemistry and coupled human-agricultural systems, the edited volume offers invaluable reflections on the opportunities researchers have to engage in use inspired research, and the challenges of working in a context where the goals include not only scientific discovery but also linking knowledge with action.
October 16, 2012
Join us to learn more about Summer 2013 research funding through Voss Environmental Fellows and other undergraduate fellowships on Thurs., October 18 at 12 noon in Room 106 of the Urban Environmental Lab (135 Angell Street, Providence, RI).
Voss Environmental Fellows funds Brown students (rising seniors) to undertake use-inspired research projects during the summer between their junior and senior years. Students receive a $3500 stipend and a research fund to support a project addressing a research question that informs environmental policy or practice. Fellows are co-advised by Brown or Brown-MBL faculty member and the end user of the research, with the goal of producing new knowledge that is both scientifically valid and useful in improving environmental policy or practice.
July 6, 2012
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May 8, 2012
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The Voss Environmental Fellows Program is delighted to announce the seven 2012-2013 fellowship recipients: Natividad Chen, Emma Dixon, Hannah Miles, Rebecca Rast, Mary Alice Reilly, Elizabeth Ryan, and Katherine Siegel. These seven young women, rising seniors at Brown University, will be conducting engaged environmental research projects in collaboration with Brown faculty and community partners in the coming months, with the support of the Voss program.
Additional support for their work will be provided by Brown’s Environmental Change Initiative and Center for Environmental Studies, as well as the Henry David Thoreau Foundation, and Brown’s Dean of the College’s Undergraduate Research & Teaching Awards and the Beckman Scholar Programs.
Please join us for a celebration of these new fellows and the current cohort on Wednesday, May 9 at 4 pm at the UEL: 135 Angell St., Providence.
May 3, 2012
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In 2012, the fellows tried their hands at video production – a sometimes challenging, but effective medium for communicating with many audiences. Three teams of students developed 90-second videos to capture a message related to their projects, their passions, and their roles as scientist-translators. Take a few minutes to enjoy their products and let us know what you think.
I am a Scientist
Produced by Voss Fellows Carmen Tubbesing, Lee Stevens, Morgan Ivens-Duran, and Veronica Clarkson
Why Do You Care about the Environment?
Produced by Voss Fellows Kara Kaufman, Shae Selix, and Spencer Fields
Save a Shark
Produced by Voss Fellows Marcy Cockrell, Caitlin Brisson, Bridgette Black, and Kara Woo