Students awarded grants from Ford C3, Sharon Ram fund, & more

We are proud of our students who are taking the initiative to find outside funding to support their interdisciplinary research and have meaningful community impact. See below for some of the recent awards our students have received. Congratulations!!


Trainees Adam Pruett and Natalie Lyon received $25k from the Ford C3 (College Community Challenge) to support their work with the Detroit Biodiversity Network. They plan to engage students in green stormwater infrastructure projects on campus in collaboration with Detroit Future City. Check out the video below –


Trainees Darrin Hunt, Slava Pallas, and Natalie Lyon received $2.5k from the Sharon L. Ram Aquatic Sciences Fund to purchase equipment for their field research on invasive species in urban parks.


Trainee Brittanie Dabney was awarded a grant from the Ford Community Corps to continue her work with Chandler Park Conservancy on designing and developing solutions for stormwater management in the park.


In collaboration with the Detroit Biodiversity Network, trainee Jonathan Weyhrauch was awarded a grant form the Million Trees Project for his non-profit organization, ReRoot Pontiac, to plant 50 burr oak trees in their outdoor gallery and community space.


We look forward to more community partnerships this year!