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Trainee awarded American Dissertation Fellowship

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Trainee awarded American Dissertation Fellowship

In April, 2010 LEAP Fellow Caroline Druschke was awarded a $20,000 American Dissertation Fellowship from the American Association for University Women, in support of her dissertation research. Her research, which involves fieldwork and interviews with farmers in Iowa, will be an important study on how humans interact and communicate about conservation and agriculture. Her work with the Clear Creek Watershed Enhancement Project involves multiple social science methodologies as well as rhetorical theory to study how people of different genders, ages, and backgrounds draw conclusions about conservation, stewardship, and important environmental issues.