Funding

In spring 2015, we initiated a revamped EESI Environmental Scholars program in the interest of forming connections between departments (and between research groups), increasing student diversity, and improving our recruiting efforts. The current EESI selection committee is comprised of Sridhar Anandakrishnan, professor of geosciences, Chris Forest, associate professor of meteorology, and Alan Taylor, professor of geography. Dr. Taylor is the current chair of the Committee. The Committee is charged with the following:

  • Choosing a set of four Scholars competitively among the incoming and accepted graduate student applicants in the EESI-affiliated departments, and from EESI Associates initially (all PhD students)
  • Sending out a call for nominations to EESI associates, and they will nominate a student (one who has been made an offer).
  • The chair will make a ranked list based on the faculty members' summary of their qualifications, and the other committee members will advise.

These Scholars will be part of a cohort of an ongoing recruitment tool that will eventually lead to a large enough group to have cohesion and impact. The scholars will be offered a $2K top-up in the first year. There will be few requirements if they do accept, though we will look for positive inducements (dinner, retreats, a cross-disciplinary seminar/lunch)

The Committee Chair will send out an announcement early each spring to EESI Associates asking for nominations.

 

2017-2018 EESI Environmental Scholar Recipients

  • Stacey Olson (photo) Stacey Olson
    Graduate Student
    Department of Geography
  • Perri Silverhart (photo) Perri Silverhart
    Graduate Student
    Department of Geosciences
  • Gabriella Rossetto (photo) Gabriella Rossetto
    Graduate Student
    Department of Geosciences

 

2016-2017 EESI Environmental Scholar Recipients

  • Kelly Nunez Ocasio (photo) Kelly Nunez Ocasio
    Graduate Student
    Department of Meteorology
  • Natalie Pawlikowski (photo) Natalie Pawlikowski
    Graduate Student
    Department of Geography

 

2015-2016 EESI Environmental Scholar Recipients

  • Jamie Peeler (photo) Jamie Peeler
    Graduate Student
    Department of Geography
  • Julie Sanches (photo) Julie Sanchez
    Graduate Student
    Department of Geography
  • Lauren Seidensticker (photo) Lauren Seidensticker
    Graduate Student
    Department of Meteorology

 

2010-2011 EESI Environmental Scholar Recipients

  • Julieanne Hagarty - Undergraduate Student - Department of Geosciences
  • Jenna Christian - Graduate Student - Department of Geography
  • Megan Carter - Graduate Student - Department of Geosciences
  • Piyali Chandra - Graduate Student - Department of Geosciences
  • Michael Kozar - Undergraduate Student - Department of Meteorology
  • Laura McGowan - Graduate Student - Department of Meteorology
  • Catherine Airey - Graduate Student - Department of Geography

 

2009-2010 EESI Environmental Scholar Recipients

  • Monica Carvalho - Graduate Student - Department of Geosciences
  • Brad Kuntz - Graduate Student - Department of Geosciences
  • Anders Jensen - Graduate Student - Department of Meteorology
  • Trish Miller - Graduate Student - Department of Ecology and Geography
  • Shi Yunig - Graduate Student - Department of Meteorology

 

2008-2009 EESI Environmental Scholar Recipients

  • Liza Diaz - Graduate Student - Department of Meteorology
  • Venkata Pradeep Indrakanti - Graduate Student - Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering
  • Xuhua Shi - Graduate Student - Department of Geosciences
  • Roman Tonkonojenkov - Graduate Student - Department of Geosciences
  • Andrew Pierce - Graduate Student - Department of Geography
  • Yuning Shi - Graduate Student - Department of Meteorology

 

2007-2008 EESI Environmental Scholar Recipients

  • Patrick Applegate - Graduate Student - Department of Geosciences
  • Muge Komurcu - Graduate Student - Department of Meteorology
  • Amy Pauline Welch - Graduate Student - Department of Geography
  • Adam Christopher Moyer - Graduate Student - Department of Meteorology
  • Kelly D. Cherrey - Graduate Student - Department of Meteorology
  • Armand Daniel Silva - Graduate Student - Department of Geography