De Urioste-Stone receives NSF Research Traineeship award, EurekAlert! reports

EurekAlert! published a National Science Foundation news release announcing the NSF Research Traineeship program has funded 17 projects, totaling $51 million, to develop and implement graduate education traineeship models in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The awards will help train the next generation of scientific leaders to develop the skills necessary to tackle complex societal problems, the release states. Among the recipients is Sandra De Urioste-Stone, an assistant professor of nature-based tourism at the University of Maine’s School of Forest Resources and Center for Research on Sustainable Forests. Her project is titled “Enhancing Conservation Science and Practice: An Interdisciplinary Program.”