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STEP Fellows: Awarded 2012

Celeste Alexander, Ford Fellow

Celeste Alexander
Department: Anthropology
STEP Topic: The Production and Reception of Expert Knowledge Practices in a Tanzanian Wildlife Management Area
STEP Adviser: David Wilcove, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School
Thesis Topic: An Ethnography of Community Engagement with Conservation and Development in a Tanzanian Wildlife Management Area
Thesis Adviser: Joao Biehl, Anthropology, Program in Global Health and Policy

Carole Dalin, Perkins Fellow

Carole Dalin
Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
STEP Topic: Promoting Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture Productivity in China Through Water Management and Agricultural Policies
STEP Adviser: Denise Mauzerall, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Thesis Topic: The transfer of water resources through the trade of water-intensive products, or “virtual water trade”.
Thesis Adviser: Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Hang Deng, Ford Fellow

Hang Deng
Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
STEP Topic: Incorporation of CCS – and Nuclear Energy Related Risks in Current Energy Economic Model and its Implications to Energy Policy
STEP Adviser: Michael Oppenheimer, Geosciences and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School
Thesis Topic: Evaluation of Caprock Integrity and its Evolution Due to Brine-CO2-rock Interactions
Thesis Adviser: Catherine Peters, Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Program in Environmental Engineering and Water Resources

Mary Kang, Perkins Fellow

Mary Kang
Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
STEP Topic: Methane Leakage Due to Hydraulic Fracturing Operations: Exploring Technical and Policy Mitigation Options
STEP Adviser: Denise Mauzerall, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Thesis Topic: Multi-Scale Modeling of Fluid Leakage through Faults in Subsurface Environments
Thesis Adviser: Michael Celia, Civil & Environmental Engineering