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The David E. Christensen Endowed Award for Undergraduate Research in Sustainable Environmental Studies

In 1984, Dr. Dave Christensen retired from SIUC after teaching for decades about the need for a sustainable balance between what the Earth offers and demands put on the Earth by humans.  With this award, Dr. Christensen hopes to encourage Geography students to focus on this critical relationship between the Earth and people.

Students must gather and analyze data or analyze and critique some program or strategy, at a local, medium or even a global scale, that looks toward achievement of a sustainable balance between the human family and the Earth.

TO APPLY:

Students must be an undergraduate major in Geography and Environmental Resources.

Individuals or small group should submit a brief one-page proposal to their instructor that describes their project and poster:

  • research focus 
  • link to sustainability and scale (noted above) 
  • objectives 
  • methodology

Finished projects will be judged prior to the annual spring "Poster Session" by a three-person departmental committee.

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