CMU Ph.D. Student Wins Advocacy Leadership Grant

Student showcases importance of diversity for the future of science

| Author: Robert Wang

Earth and Ecosystem Science Ph.D. student Sara Hansen, together with biology faculty member, Ana Monfils and graphic artist Rhea Ewing were just awarded a Botanical Society of America Botany and American Society of Plant Taxonomy Advocacy Leadership Grant.

Together, they will be creating and disseminating open-access modules that support emerging gender-diverse scientists. Specifically, they will be creating educational materials that embrace individual identities and engage students in the process of botanical science and discovery.

They will be working with Rhea Ewing (a graphic novelist) and their work will showcase their data science dissertation work in Michigan prairie fens.

Visit their website to learn more about their award.

Congratulations Sara, Ana, and Rhea!

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