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April 15, 2009

Birmingham-Southern sophomore awarded summer environmental research position

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College sophomore Katie Gregory from Marietta, Ga., has been awarded a summer position at the Academy for Environment and Great Basin Institute Research Experience for Undergraduates program at the University of Nevada, Reno, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The 10-week program will take place June 8 through August 14 in the Eastern Sierra region of Nevada within the Lake Tahoe-Truckee River-Pyramid Lake watershed.

Gregory will be a part of the rephotography team, which compares past and current images of an area and analyzes environmental change. She and other participants will be exposed to diverse scientific inquiries and technologies to gain insight into how science informs land and water use policy, management and conservation initiatives.

An urban environmental studies major, Gregory is the daughter of Chuck Gregory and Laurie Forstner. She is enrolled in the Harrison Honors Program at BSC.


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