Discovering Silica Cycling
By Joanna Carey
I am standing, engrossed in quiet, on a wooden bridge in Northern Massachusetts, with a perfect view of the Ipswich River. I can see it meander once before it eventually opens up to form a babbling riffle. This river is alive, performing complicated metabolic processes as the water moves downstream.
Thanks to my EPA Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Research Fellowship, I went to this bridge (among others) weekly for a year, sampling the river for nutrients. While filtering my water samples here, people walking by would often ask, ‘how is the river doing?’
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The 2012 STAR FELLOW PORTFOLIO HAS ARRIVED!
Since accepting the position as the Director for the National Center for Environmental
Research, I have had the opportunity to be a part of EPA’s initiatives and commitment in supporting
the growth of our emerging environmental workforce—and I am pleased to welcome
our 2012 EPA STAR Fellowship awardees to this esteemed group.
Each year, students from across the country compete for STAR Fellowships. These awards not
only represent the academic fortitude of each student in their dedication to expanding their
technical careers, but also the continued excellence of their institutions for nurturing and
encouraging the minds of our Nation’s rising scientists and environmental experts.
This portfolio highlights each award, which was based not only on the fundamental scientific
merit of the individual research but also on the potential contribution to EPA’s research programs
and, ultimately, to addressing the Nation’s environmental challenges.
This year’s Portfolio is organized according to EPA’s relevant research areas, including Air,
Climate and Energy; Chemical Safety for Sustainability; Emerging Environmental Approaches
and Challenges; Human Health Risk Assessment; Safe and Healthy Communities; and Safe and
Sustainable Water Resources.
The research within these areas is both diverse and impactful, with topics such as tribal-related
research, indoor air pollution, impacts of climate change, drinking water contamination,
impacts of sustainable landscape design, exploration of non-conventional wastewater treatment
systems, and many more.
Both the full PDF version
508 MS Word version
can be found under the 'Getting to Know the
EPA Fellowship Program' in the left column.
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NCEA-RTP is now recruiting soon-to-be or recent college graduates (within 5 years of graduation) for post-graduate ORISE fellows. Please distribute this email to your university contacts or to any new graduates you
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