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Olivia Pearman Awarded Colorado Governor’s Energy & Environment Fellowship

CSTPR Graduate Student, Olivia Pearman was recently awarded the Colorado Governor’s Energy & Environment Fellowship. Olivia will be working primarily with the Department of Natural Resources on Greater sage-grouse conservation issues in Colorado. Congrats Olivia!

The Governor’s Energy & Environment Fellowship seeks to develop the next generation of energy & environment leaders in Colorado, reflecting academic and geographic diversity, who can be empowered through experiential learning to impact positive change across sectors. The Governor’s Energy & Environment Fellowship offers placement with designated mentor-supervisor and participation in a cabinet-level working group.  Fellows will work on substantive daily assignments and meaningful long-term projects and will complete a final capstone project deliverable to Executive Leadership as a collaborative effort with the fellowship cohort.

Congratulations to Our 2018 CSTPR Grads!

John Berggren
PhD defense

Transitioning to a New Era in Western United States Water Governance: Examining Sustainable and Equitable Water Policy in the Colorado River Basin

Sofia Corley
Senior Honor’s Thesis in ENVS

Measuring Progress: Methods of Success in Endangered Species Conservation Programs

Marisa McNatt
PhD defense

Lessons Learned for U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Development: Case-Study Comparison of Offshore Wind Policy and Planning in Rhode Island and New Jersey

Lauren Gifford
PhD defense

See the Forest Through the Trees: Market-Based Climate Change Mitigation, Forest Carbon Offsets, and the Uneven Power of Carbon Accounting

Rebecca Page
MS defense

Finding New Ground for Advancing Hydro-Climatic Information Use and Adaptive Capacity Among Water Systems

CSTPR Noontime Seminar Series - Fall 2018 Schedule

The fall 2018 noontime seminar series will be beginning soon. All talks take place on Wednesdays at noon in the CSTPR conference room (unless otherwise noted), are free and open to the public, and most will also be webcast. Directions are available here. The schedule is as follows:

Angela BoagSeptember 19, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Angela Boag
Environmental Studies Program, University of Colorado Boulder
Winner of the 2017 Radford Byerly Award

Private Forest Owners and Climate Change Adaptation: How Science and Society Will Shape Future Forests
Webcast | More Information

Fernando BrionesOctober 17, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Fernando Briones
Consortium for Capacity Building, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research

Local Responses to Disasters in Peru and Puerto Rico: An Approach from Zero-Order Responders
Webcast | More Information


Lydia MesslingOctober 24, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Lydia Messling
Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholar, University of Reading

Climate Change Scientists as Policy Advocates?: Navigating the Tensions Between Scientific Independence, Poor Policy, and Avoiding a Dangerous World
Webcast | More Information

David OonkOctober 31, 2018 at 12:00 PM
David Oonk
ATLAS Institute, University of Colorado

Fracking and Technological Momentum: Risks, Hazards and Features of the Oil and Gas Extraction System in Colorado
Webcast | More Information

AAAS "Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering" Workshop Student CompetitionNovember 28, 2018 at 12:00 PM

AAAS "Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering" Workshop Student Competition Panel Discussion

Past competition winners, Julia Bakker-Arkema, Kaitlin McCreery, Adalyn Fyhrie, and Nicholas Valcourt
Moderator: Heather Bené, University of Colorado Office of Government Relations
Webcast | More Information

CSTPR 2017 Annual Report is Released

The annual report includes CSTPR highlights from 2017 as well as a complete list of activities. Also included are selected activities of CSTPR faculty affiliates as an indication (not exhaustive accounting) of what those affiliates engage in.

In 2017, we were pleased to celebrate our 15th anniversary against the backdrop of our parent institution’s 50th anniversary (the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences) here at CU Boulder. Throughout our celebrations and reflections on our accomplishments in this ‘quinceañera’ year, we also contemplate our ongoing ambitions going forward as a Center.

Amid the dynamism of contemporary science and technology policy activities in the US and around the world, we remain steadfast in our mission to improve how science and technology policies address societal needs through research, education and service. Today we are a Center that draws strength through our commitments to non-partisan and inclusive engagement with diverse and varied perspectives. This annual report contains many highlights emerging from robust collaborations, projects and partnerships. To me, these are indications of the great community of people –core faculty and affiliates, staff, visitors, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students – here in CSTPR.