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Center for Global Change Funds Student Research

by Patricia Anderson, Associate Director, Center for Global Change

In 1993, the Center for Global Change began a competitive grant program to support student research in the areas of global change and earth system science. This program encourages students to think about the interdisciplinary connections of their research, and to practice the skills necessary to compete successfully for grant funds.

Review of proposals is modeled after the National Science Foundation peer review system. Proposals receive reviews from UAF faculty. A review panel is appointed to discuss and rank all proposals and make funding recommendations. Verbatim, anonymous reviews are returned to the student, along with a panel summary.

About twenty-five proposals have been submitted each year across a number of disciplines. Awards are usually in the range of $3,000-$5,000. Awardees for the past three years are listed below. Students are expected to submit a final written report and to present their results at a public forum, such as an institute or departmental seminar, or a professional meeting.

The next two issues of global glimpses are dedicated to student research results. We thank the 1994 student grant recipients for their contributions. Jamie Roush's research on the Bering Glacier was featured in the June 1994 issue of global glimpses. This issue also contains a summary of statewide global change education activities provided by Dr. Elena Sparrow.

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Center for Global Change Student Grant Recipients

1993

blue bulletNancy Bigelow - anthropology
blue bulletJon Bishop - biology & wildlife
blue bulletJoy Clein/Jay Gulledge - biology & wildlife
blue bulletAndrew Fish - biology & wildlife
blue bulletChrista Mulder - biology & wildlife
blue bulletJames McNamara - engineering
blue bulletEricka Rowland - anthropology

1994

blue bulletLoren Buck - biology & wildlife
blue bulletBrian Fadely - marine sciences & limnology
blue bulletClara Jodwalis - chemistry
blue bulletJennifer Kelley - chemistry
blue bulletSuzanne Speckman - marine sciences & limnology
blue bulletRobert MacLean - biology & wildlife
blue bulletSusan McNeil - marine sciences & limnology
blue bulletVladimir Romanovsky - geology & geophysics
blue bulletJames Roush - geology & geophysics

1995

blue bulletAndrew Balser - forest sciences
blue bulletValerie Barber - marine sciences & limnology
blue bulletJohn Demboski - biochemistry & molecular biology
blue bulletPatricia Heiser - geology & geophysics
blue bulletDean Kildaw - biology & wildlife
blue bulletJames Lawler - biology & wildlife
blue bulletGordon MacIntosh - geology & geophysics
blue bulletKaarin Tae - biology & wildlife

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