Highlights from Announcements 10/7/19

Michael Dunaway

Student Spotlight: Michael Dunaway

Michael Dunaway is a doctoral student in natural resources. After earning his undergraduate degree at Haskell Indian Nations University, he chose to attend Cornell due to the alignment of his academic goals with those of his adviser.

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Executive Master of Health Administration Student to Participate in International Accelerator Program

Ashoke Bose, a graduate student in the College of Human Ecology, has been invited to participate in an international accelerator program in Denmark, Growth Train 2019, which is focused on sustainable development. The accelerator program will start on October 21, 2019 and run for seven weeks. Bose is the founder of Sustainable Energy & Agriculture Technology, a start-up founded in 2014 and developed patented Near Zero Carbon (NZC) technology and micro-greenhouse infrastructure for sustainable agriculture.

Doctoral Student Discusses New Book in Podcast

Communicating Climate Change: A Guide for Educators book coverNatural resources doctoral student Anne Armstrong discussed her book, Communicating Climate Change: A Guide for Educators. in episode 28 of the Talaterra podcast. A few of the topics covered were field experiences that inspired the book, methods environmental educators can use to facilitate discussions about climate change, and resources that can be used to develop climate change-based programs.

Talaterra is a podcast about freelance educators working in natural resources fields and environmental education. It complements the project, The Freelance Condition & Lifelong Learning in Communities, which is an investigation into the contributions freelance informal educators make to lifelong learning in communities. This project focuses on freelance educators because they have the opportunity to create change in many different settings. Learn more about this project.

Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Alumna Featured in PBS Newshour

Elizabeth Wayne, Ph.D. '16“I’ve always thought that seeing is believing,” said Elizabeth Wayne, Ph.D. ’16, a biomedical engineer. In her career, that’s meant new ways of showing people what happens in the body, but also, as a black woman in the sciences, the importance of representation and being a role model. Wayne gives her Brief but Spectacular take on the power of images in science and life.

Watch the clip or read the transcript on the PBS Newshour website.