Awards and achievements for CAHNR

Two CAHNR communicators received awards recently as part of the Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Life and Human Sciences (ACE) Critique and Awards Program.  In the social media campaign category, Program Specialist in Educational Outreach Stacey Stearns was given the gold award for Social Media Single Item Overall. Stearns, who is […]

CAHNR in the news

Time discussed teen use of energy drinks as a public health concern. It mentioned the research of Associate Professor Jennifer Harris and that she provided testimony on the subject at a congressional committee hearing. Harris is part of allied health sciences. See also Quartz and The Atlantic. ABC News included advice from the Korey Stringer […]

Meet graduate student Anna Puchkoff

With an academic background in various environmental sciences and hands-on experience with ecosystems at Yosemite, Anna Puchkoff has learned a lot. However, she was drawn to UConn’s Department of Natural Resources and the Environment because she needed to answer some more of her scientific questions. Here is what she said about her life and UConn. […]

New grant funds genetic engineering professional development for educators

The American public is growing increasingly skeptical about the safety of genetically modified (GM) foods. Despite consensus in the scientific community that foods containing GM ingredients are safe, nearly half of Americans believe otherwise. In 2016, a Pew Research Center survey found that 39 percent of the American public thought GM foods were worse for […]