As a part of her first summer in UM DDCSP, Jannice Newson, a member of the 2016-2017 cohort, conducted research on recirculating aquaculture system management. She performed this research with Dr. James Diana, a Professor of Fisheries and Aquaculture and the Director of the Michigan Sea Grant Program, and Cindy Yao, a SEAS student. This past month, Jannice got the opportunity to share her research at the 5th Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference in Atlanta, GA (October 26-28 2017).
Juliette Pascual, a member of the 2017 cohort, has been awarded the 2017-18 Cal Alumni Association Leadership Award at University of California Berkeley. The Alumni Association Leadership Award is awarded to Berkeley undergraduate students who, "demonstrate innovative, initiative-driven leadership impacting their academic, work, or community environments."
We were excited to host José González, founder and director of Latino Outdoors for our annual DDCSP Research Symposium on on Friday, July 28. He gave an inspiring talk called "Tu Cuentas, Yo Cuento: Leading through an Inclusive Narrative," which delved into his experience creating an organization that brings together Latinx culture with recreation and environmental stewardship.
Watch José's talk here!
Before José's keynote, our twenty four first year DDCSP scholars presented their research posters to over 100 public attendees. With topics ranging from forest dynamics, harmful algal blooms, soil fertility, and impacts of climate change on human communities, the poster session represented the diverse array of emerging topics in the environmental field that these students are passionate about!
Check out pictures of this fun annual event below!
This summer I had the privilege to work with Growing Hope as their garden intern. Growing Hope is a non-profit started in Ypsilanti “dedicated to helping people improve their lives and communities through gardening and increasing access to healthy food.” (Source: http://growinghope.net/about-us/mission-impact/)Read More
This summer, I interned at the Huron River Watershed Council (HRWC), a local nonprofit organization that is dedicated to protecting the Huron River located in southeastern Michigan.Read More
Upon arriving at my internship, I was very excited to see what opportunities lay ahead of me. I was particularly interested in seeing what working in a small office for an NGO could look like, and I have not been disappointed by the plethora of projects offered to me.Read More
It was three days before my second summer with the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program and I was excited to say the least.Read More
This summer, I spent my time as an intern at the Great Lakes Commission (GLC), working on their Blue Accounting Program’s Source Water Initiative under program manager Nicole Zacharda.Read More
These past two summers as a Doris Duke Conservation Scholar have encouraged me to examine the various ways that communities in Michigan interact with the environment.Read More
This summer, I worked at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) with Dr. Ashley Elgin and Dr. Ed Rutherford.Read More
Like most kids, I was fascinated with water. From hosting car window raindrop drag races on road trips with my siblings, to spending every summer weekday at the pool (my mom called it her daycare-in-disguise), to reverting the back yard into mud by treating it like a slip-in-slide after every large rain, I couldn’t stop thinking about water.Read More