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Fall 2010 Student Roelandts Grants
The Center for Science, Technology, and Society is pleased to announce this year's student Roelandts Fellows. Competition was up from last year with 27 student proposals submitted. Ultimately, we were able to fund at least partially 15 student proposals totaling roughly $20,000.
Project titles ranged from "Fair Trade Mobile Application" in which Ryan Davidson, Rosalie Tolentino, and Eva Jensen will be working with GSBI Alumni World of Good Development Organization to develop a mobile application for monitoring labor rights issues, to "SCU Solar Water Purifier 2011" where Robert Kozak will work to on a way to use solar energy to produce clean drinking water from brackish water.
This inaugural competition supports projects that are commensurate with the Center's mission, "to understand and enable the innovative application of science and technology for global human benefit." CSTS is pleased to make these research awards, and hopes that these internal grants can help faculty seek additional, extra-mural funds, as well as continue to mentor our student scholars. The Center also encourages the integration of this research with new STS course development and the Values in Science & Technology pathway (also sponsored by CSTS).
The grant program is headed by Jack Gilbert, Professor and Chair of the Chemistry & Biochemistry department at Santa Clara University as well as Director of Sponsored Research at the Center, and Craig Stephens, Associate Professor of Biology and Director of Education at the Center.