Congratulations to fourth year PhD candidate Nicole Betz and first year PhD candidate Emily Dahlgaard Thor for each receiving graduate research grants!
Nicole Betz was awarded a Graduate Dissertation Research Grant jointly by the Office of the Provost, the Graduate Student Government, and the College of Science at Northeastern University. The award will provide Nicole with funding to expand upon her research exploring the interrelationships between human exceptionalism and climate change. More specifically, Nicole aims to investigate if human exceptionalism— the anthropocentric view that humans are superior, unique, and adaptable compared to other species— might mediate individuals’ concern about climate change. Nicole is also interested in how this relationship may change across formal science education.
Emily Dahlgaard Thor was awarded a Graduate Thesis Research Grant jointly by the Office of the Provost, the Graduate Student Government, and the College of Science at Northeastern University. The award will provide Emily with funding to investigate the interplay between intuitive thinking and metaphorical thinking in the realm of science communications. In particular, Emily aims to uncover how the prevalence of intuitive language and metaphorical language in science communications may influence content accessibility for the general public. This research would hopefully shed light on how to make abstract science concepts more accessible, and therein, enhance the day to day utility of scientific discovery and innovation.
Congratulations, Nicole and Emily!