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Five Taubman College Students Make up First Cohort of Dow Sustainability Masters and Professional Degree Fellows

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Five Taubman College Students Make up First Cohort of Dow Sustainability Masters and Professional Degree Fellows

Arielle Fleisher (Los Angeles, CA), Elizabeth Friedlander (Milwaukee, WI), Claire Kang (Toronto, Canada / Seoul, Korea), Katherine Knapp (Kalamazoo, MI), and Arthur Prokosch (Boston, MA) were among 40 University of Michigan masters and professional-degree students recently selected for the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program.

The Dow Sustainability Fellows Program, established through a six-year expendable gift from the Dow Chemical Company, supports full-time graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at the University of Michigan who are committed to finding interdisciplinary, actionable, and meaningful sustainability solutions on local-to-global scales. The program aspires to prepare future sustainability leaders to make a positive difference in organizations worldwide.

The diverse array of fellows brings together many relevant interests related to water, energy, health, consumption, green chemistry, transportation, built environment, climate change, biodiversity, human behavior, environmental law, and public policy, among others. The program comprises masters/professional degree, doctoral, and postdoctoral fellows, who engage with one another within and across cohorts, thrive on collaboration, learn to employ interdisciplinary thinking, experience diverse stakeholder perspectives, and implement projects with significant potential for impact on local-to-global scales.

This year's Fellows will receive a total of $800,000 for their sustainability studies and become part of a collaborative community of scholars focused on sustainability.

Visit the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program website for more information about the program and the winners.

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