Nine students pursuing doctoral degrees in five schools and colleges across the University of Michigan have been selected to join the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program this fall.
This component of the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program creates a lifelong community of scholars devoted to developing and implementing innovative ideas in pursuit of sustainability and interested in becoming leaders in academia, business, government, and non-governmental organizations. Selected fellows receive $50,000 to support their research and studies during their 2-year fellowship, which begins this September.
New fellows, and their schools/colleges:
- Finn Bell, Sociology & Social Work, School of Social Work and School of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LS&A)
- Sedona Chinn, Communications, LS&A
- Leon Espira, Epidemiology, School of Public Health (SPH)
- Zoey Laskaris, Epidemiology, SPH
- Swapna Nelaballi, Anthropology, LS&A
- Lauren Schmitt, Resource Ecology Management School of Natural Resources and Environment / “School for Environment & Sustainability” in July (SNRE/SEAS)
- Patrick Thomas, Resource Ecology Management, SNRE/SEAS
- Matthew Vedrin, Design Science, College of Engineering (COE)
- Donghui Xu, Civil Engineering, COE
New fellows will join nine returning fellows in the fall, and interact with Margaret Wooldridge, new Dow Sustainability Fellows Program Director, and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering.
“I am delighted to take on this responsibility and to work with such a great group of students, staff, and faculty. The Dow Sustainability Fellows Program has accomplished so much since the inception of the program regarding community, scholarship and interdisciplinary teamwork, and the impact grows with each new generation of students.”
Made possible by The Dow Chemical Company, the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program at the University of Michigan supports full-time graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at the university who are committed to finding interdisciplinary, actionable, and meaningful sustainability solutions on local-to-global scales. The program prepares future sustainability leaders to make a positive difference in organizations worldwide. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are key to individual empowerment, and the advancement of sustainability knowledge, learning, and leadership. See: Dow Sustainability Fellows Program