BARA Student Matthew Pailes Receives Biosphere 2 Fellowship

Award promotes public science outreach

May 2011 - Matthew Pailes received a Biosphere 2 Science and Society Fellowship for 2011-12. Matthew, a graduate student in the School of Anthropology, will accompany Dr. Nieves Zedeño to Montana this summer for surveying and excavations of the Kutoyis Bison Jump. Fellows are highly qualified University of Arizona graduate students, primarily in ecology, earth, and environmental sciences, with active research projects who are funded to develop skills, strategies, and products that communicate their research to the public. The goals of the program are to 1) increase the skills of the Fellow in communicating their research outside of an academic setting; and 2) advance the understanding of scientific information and the scientific process to members of the general public. The program uses the Biosphere 2 as a setting for training and outreach related to the Fellow's own research program. The Fellow's award is $3000 for a twelve-month tenure.

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