UCSB’s new Environmental Solutions Fellowship Program will enable 21 graduate students and 11 undergraduate students to conduct research and fieldwork to discover remedies to environmental challenges, including coral reef recovery, wildlife conservation, and biological production of natural gas. The program emphasizes science communication by training students how to share their findings with the media, policymakers, and the public, culminating with a public presentation after one year. The grant is funded by Wendy Schmidt, the wife of former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, and their Schmidt Family Foundation. UCSB would not disclose the amount of the fellowship endowment at Schmidt’s request.


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