2016-2017 NEWKIRK GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP AWARDS
Congratulations to our 2016-2017 Newkirk Fellows !
Alyssa Bracizewski, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences
Relatedness and differential disease resistance in abalone (genus Haliotis)
Brooke Jenkins, Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, School of Social Ecology
Creating and evaluating an empirically-based intervention to alter previously identified adult behaviors that influence child postoperative distress
Pernilla Johansson, Department of Political Science, School of Social Sciences
Constructing better partnerships: Analyzing practices of civil society peacebuilders
Daniella McCahey, Department of History, School of Humanities
Extreme environments and the production of scientific knowledge
Edith Medina, Department of Planning, Policy and Design, School of Social Ecology
Addressing the housing issues of low-income families and immigrants in Los Angeles: Challenges to collaboration and coordination among non-profit organizations and public interest law organizations
Anne Rendeiro, Program in Nursing Science
Talking Circles: Examination of effects on diabetes and mental health in Juaneño
Daniel Winkler, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences
Working together to find the source: molecular genetics unites with land managers and the public to stop a highly invasive species
Simon Cole, Director of the Newkirk Center for Science and Society, contributed to educational modules recently released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
The purpose of the modules is to help students in professional schools – law, public policy, medicine, journalism, and business – understand science and its role in decision making.
Forensic Pattern Recognition Evidence module (Cole, Berthental, Seelagy)
Press release about the modules
Through a generous gift of Martha and Jim Newkirk, The UCI Newkirk Center for Science and Society is now soliciting applications from UCI graduate students from all disciplines for graduate student fellowships.
We will be accepting fellowship applications in two categories:
1. Projects that engage the community with scientific knowledge and research. The most successful proposals will be those in which the community is engaged as a partner in, rather than a recipient of, scientific knowledge production.
2. Projects that analyze the production of scientific knowledge and/or technological artifacts and systems. The notions of “scientific knowledge” and “technological artifacts and systems” may be construed broadly (including medicine), and the analysis may be undertaken from any disciplinary perspective.
Awards are up to $8,000 and can be used for tuition, fees, and/or research support.
More information about the awards and for application instructions