Tenzin Phakdon, a first year PhD student in Environmental Engineering at the UA, is the recipient of the 1-year Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR) graduate fellowship.
As stated on the Achilli Research & Teaching (ART) Lab website, the SBAR Center of Excellence is a consortium of several universities in the Southwest, funded by USDA, with the purpose of of developing a systems approach for feedstock development, production, and delivery in the Southwest United States. The main mission of the fellows is to bring research and science literacy into schools.
Tenzin will first attend two 1-week workshops at Las Cruces, New Mexico for summer training and then she will be paired with a K-12 teacher to support the development and implementation of lessons and activities related to SBAR themes.
Congratulation to Tenzin Phakdon on receiving the SBAR graduate fellowship!