Welcome Quinn Weinberger!

Warm welcome to the newest member of the FEWprints research team, Quinn Weinberger! Quinn is a third-year Environmental Policy and Decision Making student with a minor in Economics. She will be working with the team to recruit participants and input incoming data.

Welcome Sophie Manaster!

Welcome Sophie Manaster to the team! Sophie is a junior studying Environmental Policy & Decision Making with a specialization in Communication and Behavior Change. She will be assisting in the FEWprints research project by helping to recruit participants.

RA Maddie Goebel studies abroad to Costa Rica

Maddie Goebel, a research assistant for the Energy Interactions and FEWprint studies, is studying sustainable service learning in Costa Rica this Spring Break! This study abroad program teaches students about sustainable agriculture and natural resource management—both academically at EARTH University in Limon, Costa Rica and experientially with a host family in a local village. Maddie will also experience the natural beauty and incredible biodiversity of Costa Rica by hiking the Arenal Volcano, visiting Cahuita National Park, and swimming on the Caribbean coast. Have a great trip, Maddie!

Dr. Slagle to present at ISU Summer Symposium on Science Communication

Dr. Kristina Slagle’s proposal for the 6th ISU Summer Symposium on Science Communication: Understanding the role of trust and credibility in science communication has been accepted!  She will travel to Iowa State University from June 7-9th to present her research titled, “From a bird’s eye view to a wolf’s eye view: Trust in wildlife management across a range of publics.” Dr. Slagle’s research assesses public trust in federal and state agencies ability to manage risks to wildlife, and correlates this to a variety of social identities (hunters, birdwatchers, environmentalist, conservationist, etc.) to determine if trust in either federal or state agencies was associated with identification with these groups. Congratulations Kristina!

Stephanie Mitchell wins study abroad scholarship

Congratulations to Stephanie Mitchell on winning the SENR Education Abroad Scholarship! Stephanie is planning to travel to New Zealand in May 2018 to study Sustainable Tourism and Human Impacts on the Environment. Well done, Stephanie!