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Recipients of Sustainability Institute Student Grants Announced

May. 16, 2022

The Sustainability Institute (SI) is thrilled to announce the winners of the annual SI Student Grants for 2022. Students will receive up to $5,000 each for their own innovative research projects in the sustainability field. Ranging from chemical engineering to soil science, each project has the potential to lead to groundbreaking advances in environment, energy, natural resources, economy and community resilience areas.  

Congratulations to the SENR grant awardees, including:

  • John Brett, a master’s student in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, is researching the impact of high-resolution tree measurements on the improvement of ecosystem services measurements. 
  • Undergraduate environmental science student Cade Capper is putting his funding toward the potential of bioretention cells to serve as reproductive habitats for monarch butterflies in urban areas.  
  • Environmental social sciences student Iresha Jayasinghe plans to look at environmentalism through an international lens by examining Asian college student perspectives on their connection to nature and pro-environmental behaviors. 
  • Joelle Jenkins, a master’s student in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, is keeping her research local by exploring conceptualizations of sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion between decision-makers and local residents in Columbus, Ohio. 
  • Soil science master’s student Brittany Multer is focusing her efforts on concrete weathering as a mechanism for carbon sequestration. 
  • Liam Nigro, an environment, economy, development and sustainability undergraduate, will direct his funding toward a project entitled “Seeds of Renaissance: Sustainable Pathways to Community Wellness and Resilience through Art.”

Read more on these funding awards.