Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Doctoral student at UT Austin selected for EPA STAR Fellowship

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently selected Arley F. Muth, a graduate student from the University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) as one of 52 Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Fellows.
 
Muth, who is a doctoral student focused on estuary and coastal water quality, will receive a STAR grant of $132,000 for her project entitled “Algal and Invertebrate Assemblages in Varying Oceanographic Conditions: Effects of Ocean Acidification on Recruitment, Early Succession, and Grazing along the Pacific Coast of the U.S. and Chile.”
 
The 51 other STAR Graduate Fellows selected this year represent 37 universities and disciplines ranging from green energy to predictive toxicology. Students pursuing a master’s degree are eligible for $88,000 over two years while doctoral students, like Muth, are eligible for $132,000 over three years.
 
“As one of the nation’s premier research universities, UT-Austin can be proud of the work of its students and for fostering the next generation of leaders in environmental science,” EPA Regional Administration Ron Curry said. “Congratulations to the future Dr. Muth and to all of this year’s STAR fellows.”
 
The STAR Fellowship Program has provided more $65 million in funding to nearly 2,000 students since its inception two decades ago.

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