How VCU’s Center for Environmental Studies is emerging as a national leader in hands-on freshwater education

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An article by Brian McNeill at VCU News about experiential education in freshwater studies in CES was just posted today.

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $497,000 grant to Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Environmental Studies faculty member James Vonesh who will lead a collaborative network of more than 100 professors across 35 states focused on providing undergraduate STEM education through inclusive, interdisciplinary and immersive field studies on the nation’s rivers.

The NSF grant follows a separate but similar significant grant awarded last fall to a team of researchers including Daniel McGarvey, Ph.D., an associate professor at the Center for Environmental Studies. That five-year $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to the Society for Freshwater Science will fund a project, Emerge, that aims to support training and experiences for underrepresented minority students and early career scientists in freshwater science.

Read the full article on VCU News.


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