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Chemistry Professor Awarded Prestigious Fulbright Global Scholarship for Research on Reduction of Greenhouse Gases

October 20th, 2020

YuYe J. Tong, a professor in the Department of Chemistry and director of the Environmental Metrology & Policy Program, was awarded a competitive Fulbright Global Scholar Award for his collaborative research that examines more efficient and selective ways to convert the dominant greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) back to value-adding chemicals. The latter aims to help close a circular process for achieving zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Brain Stimulation Research Conducted by Graduate Student, Fellowship Winner

October 20th, 2020

Robert Cortes (C’18, G’23) is using a type of brain stimulation to see if it can improve creativity and reasoning. A National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, he is also one of eight Patrick Healy Graduate Fellows at Georgetown. The Healy fellowship, designed to recruit and retain students underrepresented in doctoral programs, is awarded to outstanding students who want to pursue careers in academia.

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Senior Founds NGO in Brazil that Works to End Sexual Violence

October 19th, 2020

Lucas Verardi Dal Corso Roos (C’21) from Guaporé, Brazil, founded the NGO Conte Comigo after returning home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The senior is working with a team of lawyers as well as local politicians to combat sexual violence in his home town and beyond.

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Biology PhD Student Recipient of 2020 GBIF Young Researchers Award

October 13th, 2020

Vaughn Shirey, a PhD student in the Department of Biology, is one of two winners of the 2020 Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Young Researchers Awards. An expert jury has recognized Shirey for their effort to address data bias while modeling the long-term impacts of climate and land-use change on the butterflies that inhabit the boreal forests of North America and northern Europe.

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