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Jack Bird named a Global Social Benefit Fellow

Friday, May. 3, 2013

Junior Environmental Science major, Jack Bird, has been awarded a Global Social Benefit (GSB) Fellowship through SCU's Center for Science Technology and Society.

The GSB Fellowship program integrates leadership development with action research into solutions to poverty and environmental problems. It trains student leaders to conduct research in the developing world into how social entrepreneurs address the fundamental human needs of poor communities.

Jack will be working on Lifeline Energy action research in Zambia. Specifically, Jack will develop conservation, agroforestry, food security and solar energy curriculum to be incorporated into the national radio curriculum. He will also shadow a local agroforestry technician and translate his oral program into a series of age-appropriate learning activities suitable for radio education.

To learn more about the GSB Fellowship program, click here.