Author: Jason M. Sheldon

Meet graduate student Heidi Karner

As a registered dietitian and master’s student in the Department of Allied Health Sciences Health Promotion Sciences Program, Heidi Karner assembled a collaborative team to address nutritional health in the community of Windsor. Focusing on the Sage Park Middle School, she brought together Windsor Public Schools, Foodshare’s Windsor Hunger Action Team and UConn with the […]

Scientist studies effects of land use and climate change on watersheds

Rivers and streams cover only about half a percent of the Earth’s land surface, but they play a substantial role in sustaining life on the planet. In addition to supporting complex food webs, strengthening biodiversity and maintaining water quality, river networks are a key participant in the global cycling of carbon. As atmospheric carbon dioxide […]

Meet alumna Elizabeth Johnson

Elizabeth Johnson came to the Department of Animal Science as a graduate student to work with barn animals and add research experience to her credentials. Knowing how selective veterinary medicine programs are, she wanted to find a way to distinguish herself from other applicants. She succeeded by researching a plant-derived microbial treatment to prevent illness […]

Meet undergraduate Evert McKee III

Evert McKee III is a senior sustainable plant and soil systems major in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture. McKee is passionate about improving ecosystems through sustainable agricultural practices. He spent last summer working on a cannabis farm in California where he acquired valuable horticulture experience and earned college credit. Here is what […]

Virologist joins international effort to eradicate deadly animal disease

Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a highly contagious viral disease that affects small ruminants. The disease has a severe rate of morbidity and mortality for many domestic and wild animals, including sheep, goats, deer and antelope. The virus is found primarily in Africa, the Middle East and Asia and has most recently been detected […]