School of Natural Resources and Environment

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BioBlitz at D-Town Farm

Detroit, MI – The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN) is collaborating with Voices for Earth Justice (VEJ), graduate students and faculty from the University of Michigan, and the Detroit Zoological Society to conduct a BioBlitz at D-Town Farm on Saturday, May 14 from 9:00AM-2:00PM. The goals are to engage citizen science, foster community bonds, reconnect with nature, and discover biological diversity in Detroit.

Butt and Xu win CAREER awards

Two SNRE assistant professors recently earned National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards — the organization’s most prestigious program for supporting early-career scientists. According to the NSF, CAREER awards support junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. 

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Launch Conservation Scholars Program

The School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan has launched a new program to introduce greater diversity into the environmental conservation workforce. The program, funded by a generous grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, enables U-M to join four other universities across the country that administer the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program: Northern Arizona University, University of California Santa Cruz, University of Florida, and University of Washington.

Last Thursday, the second annual University of Michigan Innovation In Action competition concluded, with six stunning student pitches for startups that could make a significant dent on the health and well-being of communities. It was a great example of what can be achieved at the intersection of public health, entrepreneurship, and the creativity and energy that students can bring to real-world problems.