NRCA video wins public choice recognition
The Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA) received the Public Choice recognition for their presentation at the 2020 National Science Foundation STEM for All Video Showcase. “Designing for Intergenerational Community Conservation” highlighted the Conservation Training Partnerships Program, a collaborative project between faculty members from the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, Neag School of Education and Center for Land Use Education and Research. The goal of the program is to engage youth and adults in intergenerational teams to apply conservation science and geospatial technologies in the design and implementation of authentic conservation projects that benefit their communities.
The video was created by UConn Digital Media and Design student Tianxiang (Dave) Cai.
Allied Health Sciences professor named to interdisciplinary faculty appointment
Judy Brown, an associate professor in residence in the Department of Allied Health Sciences, was appointed to an interdisciplinary faculty position to be held jointly between the School of Nursing and the Institute for Systems Genomics (ISG) at UConn. The ISG made the following statement on her appointment:
“This position represents the coalescence of a shared vision towards advancing educational initiatives in genomics and health care fields, with the continuing goal of growing internationally recognized training programs. Dr. Brown brings with her 23-years of experience at UConn in diagnostic and health care genetics programming, having achieved recognition as both an award-winning educator and mentor. Dr. Brown’s outstanding record of leadership in creative academic and research initiatives at all levels will contribute to our ongoing mission of delivering dynamic, cutting-edge genomics and health care training geared towards advancing the health of individuals and communities. Dr. Brown will continue in her role as Director of the interdisciplinary Health Care Genetics Professional Science Master’s Degree program. The ISG is excited to work alongside Dr. Brown toward our shared goals of expanding professional development opportunities and quality systems genomics programs at UConn.”
Graduate student receives scholarship award
Ankit Singh, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Natural Resource and the Environment, received a 2020 Farm Credit East Scholarship Award for the upcoming fall semester. His research focuses on vegetable production in an urban setting using hydroponic technology.