Student Awards and Honors

April 21, 2017

Doctoral student Thomas Connor will spend a year both seeking to understand the forces that divide wildlife habitat in China and building bridges of understanding between scientists, nature lovers and tourists as a Fulbright Scholar.

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March 14, 2017

Two CSIS members have received awards to assist them in their research.

Kelly KapsarKelly Kapsar, a PhD student studying with Jianguo “Jack” Liu, has been awarded the Vera M. Wallach Scholarship for Wildlife Ecology or Management of Wildlife, which supports graduate students studying wildlife management, wildlife ecology, or natural resource management, or conducting Arctic and Antarctic research, with emphasis on the protection and preservation of wildlife in those regions.

The $3,100 award will help support Kapsar’s work to better understand interactions between the Arctic and non-Arctic regions and the role that zoos can play in mediating these interactions. She will be building upon her previous work with the St. Louis Zoo and their partnership with Alaska Native communities to better understand relationship development between geographically distant communities and its impacts on coupled human and natural systems

Erin TracyErin Tracy, a master’s student working with Dana Infante in the Aquatic Landscape Ecology Lab, has been named as the John Robertson – Theodore Roosevelt Conservation and Environmental Leadership Fellow. She plans to use the $2,500 award to attend the Great Lakes Leadership Academy Emerging Leaders Program. Tracy is researching how landscape factors affect lotic fish habitat and working to more fully understand the underlying principles in the field and prepare for a career in fisheries management.

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March 29, 2016

Spring continues to blossom with honors and opportunity for CSIS graduate students.

Andrew CarlsonBetsy RileySo-Jung Youn

PhD students Andrew Carlson, Betsy Riley and So-Jung Youn have been accepted to the Great Lakes Leadership Academy’s Emerging Leader Program, designed for potential and current leaders seeking

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March 16, 2016

Master’s student Janet Hsiao and PhD student Joe Nohner have been awarded the Robert C. Ball and Betty A. Ball Fisheries and Wildlife Fellowships, which recognize students committed to studying fisheries, limnology or water quality.

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March 11, 2016

Doctoral student Molly Good has been awarded the Red Cedar Fly Fishers Graduate Fellowship to assist in her research on the connection between law enforcement and fisheries resource management.

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Nov. 12, 2015

Andrew Carlson, a CSIS doctoral student, will be paired with a Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) executive to analyze results from the 2015 Inland Trout Angler Survey with the help of the Janice Lee Fenske Excellence in Fisheries Management Fellowship.

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Aug. 11, 2015

Three Michigan State University PhD students will work to understand how people and nature interact from Scandinavia to China thanks to The William W. and Evelyn M. Taylor Endowed Fellowship for International Engagement in Coupled Human and Natural Systems.


 

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March 26, 2015

Vanessa Hull was honored with a prestigious award for her doctoral work, one of 12 Spartans celebrated for their global contributions Wednesday.

Hull received the Gill-Chin Lim Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Global Studies at the 25th Annual International Awards hosted by MSU International Studies and Programs, which recognize contributions for international understanding.

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Dec. 5, 2014

Doctoral candidate Ayman Mabrouk has accepted a Sea Grant Fellowship in the NOAA National Ocean Service's Biogeography Branch in Silver Springs, MD.

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July 1, 2014

Molly Good, a CSIS doctoral student, will be paired with a Great Lakes Fishery Commission executive to learn about fisheries management in the Great Lakes Basin with the help the Janice Lee Fenske Excellence in Fisheries Management Fellowship.

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