Celebration of Accomplishments
Congratulations to MEM Alum, Aaron Lewis, for receiving a Silver Award for Best Independent Films of 2020 by Spotlight Documentary Films and for being in the running for Best Short Film at the 2021 Colorado Environmental Film Festival for his documentary film "Smoldering Ice - A Siberian Research Arctic Expedition".
Congratulations to MEM student, Josh Wiese, who was just awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Central Platte Natural Resources District.
Congratulations to MEM student, Heather Reineking, who was just awarded $1300 from the Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance Paddon/Gellhorn Wilderness Research Grants! She will be using these funds to study the impacts of biochar amendments on alpine vegetation restoration in an abandoned mine site in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.
The School of Environment and Sustainability and the Department of Natural and Environment Sciences in partnership with University of Colorado, Boulder just launched the Colorado Local Science Engagement Network. This program is sponsored by the AAAS and focuses on bringing science and management needs to policy makers. To comply with COVID-19 restrictions this event was held entirely online with 48 participants!
Welcome Jace Cussins who will be starting the MS in Ecology program this fall 2020 studying the impact of wetland restoration on water retention and soil carbon.
Congratulations to Haley Horvat who just had an article published in Seven Seas, an online magazine focused on ocean news. Her story weaves together the complexities of conservation associated with ghost net removal with her own personal experiences. Check it out here: "Haunted Waters"
Alexia Cooper recently accepted a Ph.D. position at the University of California, Merced working with Dr. Rebecca Rhyals on using compost additions to sequester soil carbon.