Two students at Pennsylvania’s Dickinson College, Caroline Kanaskie and Keziah Groth-Tuft, will receive Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), allowing them to continue their environmental studies.
“It is very rewarding to announce these important fellowships that help undergraduates explore their passion in environmental science and cultivate their research skills,” EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin said. “EPA knows today's students are tomorrow's environmental scientists and engineers who will lead the way in protecting human health and the environment.”
As GRO Fellows, Kanaskie and Groth-Tuft will receive $50,000, which they will use to fund research in their field of study. Kanaskie, who is studying environmental science, will use her funding to research the impacts of citizen science projects. Groth-Tuft, a social science major, will look into the impacts of water pollution and limited water resources on international communities.
Additionally, GRO Fellows take part in summer internships with the EPA, working alongside EPA staff in their chosen fields. This year’s 34 GRO Fellows come from 28 universities across the country. The program began in 1981 and since then has funded the studies of almost 400 students with more than $13 million.