Molly MacLeod, Ph.D. candidate in ecology and evolution in Prof. Rachael Winfree’s pollination ecology lab, has been awarded a two-year U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science to Achieve Results (STAR) graduate fellowship.
MacLeod’s research is focused on a four-year field experiment to explore questions about plant-pollinator networks and the restoration of both crop-pollinating and rare bee species.
Approximately 1,500 STAR fellowships have been awarded to students in every state and most territories since the program began in 1995. The EPA STAR graduate fellowship is a highly competitive program that supports master’s and doctoral candidates in environmental studies.
According to its website, “students can pursue degrees in traditionally recognized environmental disciplines as well as other fields such as social anthropology, urban and regional planning, and decision sciences.” The fellowships have helped to “educate new academic researchers, government scientists, science teachers and environmental engineers.”