Inspired by a topic from her Superlab course, the chemistry major and environmental studies minor researched the long-term reservoirs of pesticide DDT—which has been banned for almost 50 years in the U.S.—in salt marsh sediment.
After she finishes her six-week ecological field and lab work at the Toolik Lake field station in Alaska, Alana Thurston ‘16 will become a laboratory and field technician at Drexel University’s Patrick Center for Environmental Research.
The recently debuted documentary about Philadelphia cooperative businesses is the second student-made film to come from the fellowship.
Grace Klinges ’15 is a research fellow with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, working to develop ways to respond to abandoned and active hazardous waste sites.
Growing interest from students in sustainable, local food has led to an on-campus, student-run farm, which supplies food to Dining Services and a weekly farm stand.