The J.G. Talbot Fund for Sustainability provides travel funds for students in both the Environmental Sciences and Environmental Studies Programs to present their research material at conferences.
Mariah Bolton traveled to Portland, OR in April 2016 to present her thesis at the Society for Northwest Ecological Restoration. Lindsay Wallis (’16) presented her thesis at the Young Environmental Scientist Meeting (YES), which is affiliated with the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. In 2016, Cale Miller (’16) traveled to Tasmania, Australia to present his thesis research on high levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Liz Cooney (’16) presented her research at the 2016 American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ALSO) conference in Santa Fe, NM. In January 2017, Maggie Taylor (’11) received funding to collect sediment cores in Hood Canal on a UW research vessel.
Environmental Studies major Adam Bates attended the Association of Nature Center Administrators Residential Environmental Learning Center in the North Cascades. He says, “Without the financial reward I received from the J.G. Talbot Fund for Sustainability, I would not have been able to pay for or attend this conference. I would not have been inspired by my peers in this field and reminded why I wanted to pursue this area of study in the first place.”