Chontel Syfox | October 5, 2016
Biological sciences doctoral candidate, Arial Shogren, has been awarded the Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Fellowship from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Shogren received the $132,000 grant for her project, “Modeling the Transport of Environmental DNA (eDNA)” in the EPA’s Emerging Environmental Approaches and Challenges Innovation program.
A national initiative is underway to ensure that the U.S. will meet its human resources needs in the fields of environmental science, engineering, mathematics, and technology. The EPA contributes to this national effort by encouraging and supporting environmental education for master’s and doctoral students.
The STAR Graduate Fellowship aims to “defray the ever-increasing costs associated with studies leading to advanced degrees in environmental sciences,” providing funding for tuition, a monthly stipend, and an annual expense allowance.