CAHNR in the news

Students ReadingAg Web Farm Journal highlighted the activities of UConn Extension’s Operation Community Impact. The initiative, which involves UConn 4-H members and volunteers working with community partners and the UConn Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, has coordinated the donation and distribution of more than 100,000 pounds of dairy products.

UConn Today featured a group of researchers from UConn and Wesleyan University, including CAHNR Alumna Kayla Anatone ’12 (Environmental Science), who spent four years studying remnants of industrial waste in a stretch of the Still River in Western Connecticut.

Beth Lawrence, an assistant professor in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, was mentioned in UConn Today for her work as a faculty advisor to Andrew Tienken ’22 (CLAS) on a research project. The project is assessing the services of phragmites, an invasive plant, and carbon and nitrogen removal functions of native grasses in 20 wetland sites along the Connecticut coast using data collected by Lawrence and her research team in 2017. Tienken was one of three students to participate in Connecticut Sea Grant’s new summer undergraduate research fellowships for underrepresented and underserved students interested in marine and coastal scientific research.

UConn Today quoted Eva Quigley, a nutritional sciences major, on an experiential learning project she embarked on this summer through as part of a pilot cohort of VentureWerx, a six-week program that pairs entrepreneurial-minded students with a startup company that could benefit from a diverse and skilled team. She was part of a four-person team that worked with Pisces Atlantic, a company founded by Peter Goggins, an environmental sciences major in the College. His company works to manufacture and sell higher quality fish foods.

By Jason M. Sheldon