The Transition From Student Senate to Washington, D.C.

December 8, 2020

Yvonne Gay

When he was growing up, Machmud Makhmudov ’15 noticed how communities from different parts of the world created lives that struggled, grew, and thrived alongside one another. That insight served him well as a policy advisor for the presidential campaign and stands to be an impression in his new role with the incoming Biden Administration.
A man student sitting on a couch.

Eight summer research fellows collaborate on Cleveland Environmental Dashboard Project

October 20, 2020

Youssouf Doumbia

Eight students, working from locations across the country, joined with Professor John Petersen and Project Manager Rowan Hannan to play a critical role in advancing the development of the Cleveland Environmental Dashboard project, which was recently awarded its third round of funding from the Cleveland Foundation.
Screenshot of 10 people in Zoom meeting.

Winter Term: Psychological Factors on COVID-19

October 1, 2020

Yvonne Gay

Many areas of the country saw significant drops in pollution levels when stay-at-home orders were put in place several months ago. The effects on the atmosphere suggested to Devin Williams ’21 that there might be other factors to investigate. He joined a team of students who assisted Professor of Psychology and Environmental Studies Cindy Frantz in a project that would lead to the study of COVID-19 on psychological factors.
A lake with the reflection of trees.

Winter Term: Butterflies, One of Nature’s Flashiest Pollinators

September 14, 2020

Yvonne Gay

Mary Perchlik adores butterflies. That interest led to her month-long project in August, which combined the study of butterflies on a species level while maintaining a broader focus on environmental systems that support butterflies and their interactions between different plants, insects, and habitats.
A girl stands in an open window.

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