Faculty note: Associate Prof. Jon Shelton selected as NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow

Associate Prof. Jon Shelton (Democracy and Justice Studies) has been selected as a 2019 National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow. The fellowship award of $70,000 is intended to assist with the fellow’s salary replacement and research expenses for the fellowship period. This year, 30 fellows were selected from a competitive pool of 221 applications from scholars of education. The fellowships are administered by the National Academy of Education, an honorary educational society, and they are funded by a grant to the Academy from the Spencer Foundation. The fellowship program has more than 800 alumni who include many of the strongest education researchers in the field today. Learn more about NAEd.

Summer 2019 undergraduate research fellowship opportunity

Rising sophomore, junior and senior undergraduate students from all U.S. colleges/universities are invited to apply for a 10-week NSF/REU summer research program in interdisciplinary water science and engineering at Virginia Tech. Fellowships begin May 28, 2019 (arrival day) and end Aug. 2, 2019 (departure day). A stipend of $500/week ($5000 total), housing, meals and travel expenses are provided. Ten students will be recruited for this program; two applicants will be selected for travel to India for research at The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM). Learn more and apply. The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.

Nominate a student for the 2019-20 Newman Civic Fellowship by Tuesday, Nov. 20

Faculty at all four campuses are reminded to nominate a student from now until Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 for the 2019-2020 Newman Civic Fellowship. The Newman Civic Fellowship is a year-long fellowship through Campus Compact, and provides training and resources that nurture and develop students’ assets and passions to help them develop innovative and collaborative strategies to bring about social change. The one-year experience also allows fellows to have access to in-person and virtual learning opportunities, networking events and local mentors. Learn more about the fellowship. To nominate a student, please send their name and email address to Pang Yang at yangpan@uwgb.edu by no later than Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.

Faculty note: Terry earns McCloy Fellowship

Prof. Patricia Terry, Natural and Applied Sciences, has been awarded a McCloy Fellowship in Environment Policy from the American Council on Germany. The award will allow her to travel to Germany for three weeks in January 2013 to collaborate with German colleagues in the wind energy sector to help overcome obstacles to further wind energy development in the United States. Germany is one of the highest per capita wind energy producers globally. The McCloy Fellowships were established to foster dialogue and collaboration between Germans and Americans working to achieve sound environmental policies and practices. Last fall, Terry also visited the Center for Environmental Systems Research at the University of Kassel in Kassel, Germany.

Congratulations! Class speaker Stephanie Freis wins national Phi Kappa Phi honor


Summa cum laude graduate Stephanie Freis — you may remember the Psychology grad for her role as student speaker at Saturday’s UW-Green Bay spring commencement — has just earned another big honor. Word arrived today that Freis has won a $5,000 graduate fellowship through the national Phi Kappa Phi graduate fellowship competition. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest honor society, open to students of all fields. Each of the honor society’s 300 or so campus chapters were able to submit a nominee. Since the establishment of the UW-Green Bay Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi in 1997, the nominees from UWGB have earned fellowship awards four times: Chela Moore, 1999; Neil Sandhu, 2004; Jenny Olson, 2007; and Stephanie Freis, 2012. We’ll have a news release with complete details shortly.

UW Sea Grant seeks applications from grad students

The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, as the UW Sea Grant Institute seeks applications from graduate students statewide for the national Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program. The program provides a unique educational experience to students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The program matches highly qualified graduate students with “hosts” in the legislative and executive branch of government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one-year paid internship. The 2013 internships begin February 1, 2013. See complete information.