ETE Explores Great Falls, Cleans Potomac River Watershed

Environment, Technology and Economy Scholars assisted with the 28th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup on April 16.

Twenty ETE Scholars joined the cleanup, the largest event of its kind, to help pick up trash on the trails while hiking along the Billy Goat Trail in Great Falls Park.

Life Sciences alumna and 2016 Fulbright Grant recipient Sarahann Yeh during her study abroad in Indonesia in 2013.

Life Sciences alumna and 2016 Fulbright Grant recipient Sarahann Yeh during her study abroad in Indonesia in 2013.

Life Sciences Alumna Awarded Fulbright Grant

With graduation only weeks away, senior biological sciences major Sarahann Yeh’s future looks even brighter since being awarded the 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Grant.

The Life Sciences alumna will use her award to teach English in Indonesia, assisting local English teachers.

Yeh said that Scholars gave her the springboard she needed to get involved on campus.

“Scholars enabled me to hit the ground running when I came to Maryland,” Yeh said.

Scholars Travel to Arizona for Spring Break Course

For more than 20 years, Scholars students have spent their spring break studying the desert in Arizona. This year, 21 students enrolled in the 3-credit field geology course camped under the stars and traveled the state to learn about the role of the desert in a variety of disciplines, including astronomy, geology, human cultures, and ecology.

The group camped four nights and spent the other five nights in motels, observing several natural settings along the way. Students were graded on field work, a pre-trip quiz, and a final paper.

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