Friday, September 22, 2017

Baylor, University of North Texas students win EPA grants

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded fellowship grants to students from Baylor University and the University of North Texas on Wednesday to further their education in environmental sciences or similar fields.

Alexis Wormington, a biology student at the University of North Texas, and Sarah Guberman, who is studying environmental science at Baylor, received the grants through the EPA's Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship program.

As part of the 30-year-old grant program, 34 college juniors will receive up to $20,700 for a year of academic support or $8,600 for a summer internship. The total grants to be awarded under the program is  $1.7 million.

“Supporting students in fields of environmental studies provides a continuous stream of specialists that will help us meet new environmental challenges,” EPA Regional Administrator Ron Curry said. “We are proud to support some of the most promising future contributors to the environmental field.”

The EPA provides the grant winners with financial support and gives them the opportunity to work with EPA scientist through internships at its facilities. Grant winners use the resources provided to better both their studies and skills for their future careers. Past GRO fellows have added value to their fields as government researchers, engineers and university professors.

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