Science and Policy Award Goes to GSO Student


Leslie Smith, a GSO PhD candidate, has been selected as one of three recipients of the 2010 Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award from the American Institute of Biological Sciences. She was recognized for her demonstrated interest and aptitude in contributing to science and public policy. This award will enable Smith to travel to Washington, D.C., in April to meet with members of Congress from the Northeast and attend a briefing on the federal budget for scientific research. Smith is currently studying the relationship between water column metabolism and low oxygen events in Narragansett Bay and after getting her PhD, hopes to serve as a liaison between scientists and the public, to translate science for non-scientists. For more information, please read the full press release.