5 - 7:30 pm
Annual meeting to celebrate the success of another year in GDPE
Moby Gym and LSC Grey Rock Room
Graduation exercises begin at 3:00. GDPE students and advisers gather at 2:20 for pictures. Reception immediately following in LSC GreyRock Room for graduates, family, and friends. RSVP to Sara.Rose@colostate.edu.
The Pre-Catalyst for Innovative Partnerships (PRECIP) program, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, was created to provide seed funding and support for new, early-stage research partnerships to explore transformative, interdisciplinary ideas. The 2016 PRECIP teams have been announced. The goal of the PRECIP program is to encourage and support high-impact, interdisciplinary research collaborations that have strong potential to lead to major funding opportunities. "The PRECIP program was created to benefit interdisciplinary research teams and assist in a strategic formation in anticipation of groups applying for the Catalyst for Innovative Partnerships program proposal in 2017," said Alan Rudolph, vice president for research. Among the team members are Meagan Schipanski, Matthew Wallenstein, and Paul Meiman (Rural Wealth Creation: Exploring Food Systems-Led Development Strategies); Meena Balgopal (Dare to Know and Commit to Change: Addressing Gender Equity in the Classroom); Francesca Cotrufo, Keith Paustian, and Matthew Wallenstein (Improving Agricultural Carbon Sequestration with High-Throughput Root Phenotyping and Soil Carbon Quantification); Ken Carlson and Mary Stromberger (Transforming Urban Redevelopment with Water Sensitive Design Principles); and Stephanie Kampf (Develop an Integrated System to Maximize the Return of Investing in Fire Resilient Watersheds in the Interior West).
Passion, generosity, and diligence create a great recipe for success. This recipe closely resembles the life path of Theresa Barosh, a 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship recipient and a second-year PhD student in the Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management at Colorado State University. Designed to support graduate students at CSU who excel academically and contribute to the education of underrepresented students, the scholarship is awarded to only one CSU student each year and consists of tuition coverage for one year and $9,000. "Much of my life I have benefited from the generosity of others," said Barosh. "Scholarships and grants allowed me to attend Willamette University as an undergraduate student, as my parents could not afford to put my nine siblings and me through college." Barosh's passion for making the world a better place started at an early age. She worked to help her community overcome inequalities by starting the Young Artists and Scholars, a non-profit that focuses on outreach, research, and student mentoring.
Each year, Colorado State University celebrates the teaching, research and service achievements of CSU students, alumni and friends, academic faculty, administrative professionals and classified staff. Theresa Barosh, Ecology PhD student, was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a graduate student for outstanding achievement in academics and service to and advancement of diversity. Kate Huyvaert and Paul Doherty of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology were awarded the Office of International Program Distinguished Service Award which recognizes faculty or staff who have made a significant impact campus-wide on internationalization efforts of Colorado State University. Maria Fernandez-Jiminez of Forest & Rangeland Stewardship received the Interdisciplinary Scholarship Award-Team which recognizes her as a part of a team whose interdisciplinary scholarship has had a major impact nationally and/or internationally, or who have demonstrated their potential to do so. Congratulations to everyone![Archive]