Monday, March 4, 2013

Environmental science majors awarded competitive Ohio EPA scholarshps

Congratulations are due to two Ashland University seniors who have been awarded competitive $2,500 Environmental Scholarships.  This program is funded through the Ohio EPA and administered by the Ohio Academy of Science.  Amanda Kriner ('13) and Kelly Sullivan ('13) are both double majors in Environmental Science and Biology.

Amanda Kriner (AU''13), senior in Environmental Science and Biology

In addition to coursework and extracurricular activities, both Amanda and Kelly have been active in undergraduate research.  Amanda has been working on the diet and hibernation sites of Ohio bats with Professor Merrill Tawse, Biology.  Kelly has been working on environmental toxicology projects through WIL Research in Ashland, OH. 

Kelly Sullivan (AU'13), senior in Environmental Science and Biology
Each applicant must be majoring in environmental science or environmental engineering, and is selected based on academic record, extra-curricular activities, effective communication skills, recommendations from education and environmental professionals, and original contributions (e.g. research) accomplished in environmental science or environmental engineering.

AU Environmental Science majors have had success with this scholarship competition before,most recently in 2011 and in 2010.

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