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DOE Tribal Intern Aims to Improve Conditions in Indian Country by Addressing Barriers to Renewable Energy Development

Carson Scholar Thomas Jones talks about his work this summer at Sandia National Laboratories, his dissertation topic and his future goals.

Carson Scholar Podcasts on Mrs. Green's World

As part of the Carson Scholar Podcast Series, Mrs. Green has interviewed four Carson Scholars and they discuss important issues such as plant-pollinator interactions and insect-host plant interactions, animal behavior from an ecological and evolutionary perspective, and more!

Kenneth Walker, English Department

Kenny Walker is certain about one thing: uncertainty. His recent collaborative work shows how, in Silent Spring, Rachel Carson adapted scientific uncertainty from her sources and amplified it in her drafting process to create a site for public participation.


The Institute of the Environment congratulates the most recent cohort of Carson Scholars, ten talented Ph.D. students from seven schools, departments, and programs. The Carson Scholars Program is designed to build a network of graduate students and faculty devoted to furthering knowledge and awareness of Earth’s natural environment and its interactions with people. Supported by the Institute of the Environment, the Renewable Energy Network, Biosphere 2, and private donations, the program also encourages individual initiative, innovation, and communication.