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Doctoral student receives fellowship award

October 19, 2011

Pheonix Mourning-Star was recently awarded entry into the Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in Earth System Science, a highly selective graduate research training program.

Mourning-Star recognized for efforts

CSU doctoral student Phoenix Mourning-Star and founder of Society of Global Health Researchers in Action, was recently awarded entry into, MSPHDS, a highly selective graduate research training program.

The Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in Earth System Science initiative was developed by and for underrepresented minorities with the overall purpose of facilitating our increased participation in science.

Providing professional development

MSPHDS was established with a goal of providing professional development experiences to facilitate the advancement of minorities committed to achieving outstanding Earth system science careers. In order to accomplish this goal, the MS PHDS initiative sponsors programs that provide minorities with:

  • increased exposure to Earth system science community, via participation in scientific conferences, mentoring relationships and virtual community activities
  • professional skills (e.g. grantsmanship, research, communication, teaching, etc.) development opportunities
  • information regarding future funding, education and career opportunities and resources
  • networking opportunities with established Earth system science researchers and educators
  • membership within a virtual community that facilitates networking with and collaboration among peers, junior- and senior-level researchers and educators

Mourning-Star attending conference

A part of the fellowship program, Mourning-Star has been selected to attend this year’s American Geophysical Union’s annual conference in San Francisco. Along with attendance to this conference, the two-year program will provide mentorship by professional scientists and engineers, networking,  discipline-specific ESSE exposure and  membership in a virtual community of peers, near-peers, scientists and engineers.

Contact: Shanan Gronewoller
E-mail: (970) 491-5617