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Graduate Student Stephanie Mitchell Defends Thesis

Congratulations to Dr. Stephanie Mitchell who successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis, entitled “Investigating Bacterial Response To Environmental Pressure: Molecular-Level Characterization of Resistance to Engineered Nanomaterials,” on July 6th.  Stephanie has been selected as one of 15 California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) Policy Fellows for the coming year where she will guide science and technology policy development in California and advise decision makers. The CCST is the most established and recognized state-level fellowship and will be an incredible training opportunity for Steph as she enters the science policy field!

CSN Graduate Student Leslie Sigmon Chosen for SciPol Scholars-in-Residence Program

Congratulations to CSN graduate student Leslie Sigmon who was chosen for the Science Policy Scholars program! “The Science Policy (SciPol) Scholars-in-Residence Program provides hands-on training and experiential learning opportunities for early-career scientists and engineers seeking to build and use their skills in policymaking. Scholars are selected from a competitive applicant pool to participate in a six-week boot camp where they learn key skills in science policy, communication, and professional development. Scholars who complete the boot camp are then eligible to be matched with host offices for a remote “residency” (internship) in which they can put their skills into practice.” (NSPN, 2021) See Leslie and all the other cohorts that were accepted into this program here on Twitter and the SciPol… Read More »CSN Graduate Student Leslie Sigmon Chosen for SciPol Scholars-in-Residence Program