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Affiliates awarded Presidential Interdisciplinary Seed Grants

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RBC affiliate and Carl Vinson Institute of Government Associate Director Shana Jones is leading a New Frontiers project, one track of the Presidential Interdisciplinary Seed Grant Program, that establishes UGA as a testbed for electric vehicle implementation and to inform both academic and applied research by establishing EV adoption and infrastructure on campus. Several other affiliates—including Marshall Shepherd, Brian Bledsoe, and Mark Risse—led or were members of 2023 Seed Grant projects.

2023 John Spencer Research Grant recipients announced

The River Basin Center is proud to announce that Fabiola Lopez Avila, Carolyn Cummins and Shishir Rao have been awarded John Spencer Research Grants for 2023. Lopez Avila, who is pursuing her master’s through the Integrative Conservation and Sustainability program, was awarded full funding for her proposal on how plastics impact freshwater ecosystems. “Most research […]

What it means to be a researcher: Water science and community connections in rural Brazil

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Plenty of scientists leave their comfort zone for research, but few relocate to another continent— anthropology graduate student Cydney Seigerman has done it twice. In 2014, they worked as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant in Madrid, Spain. Today, they live in the small city of Quixeramobim in Ceará, Brazil, and have been working there since August […]

Congratulations to our 2020 John Spencer Research Grant recipients!

The River Basin Center John Spencer Research Grants support graduate students affiliated with the RBC with small grants of up to $2,000. This program was launched in 2016 with a generous donation from Kathleen Amos, and is named in honor of her son, John Spencer, a former master’s student at the River Basin Center and […]

Mark your calendar: John Spencer 5k!

The OSE Graduate Student Organization is organizing the 4th Annual 5K run/walk to honor John Spencer and to have an opportunity to come together to remember our friend and colleague.