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Awards

Award for Promise in Environmental Science and Sustainability is given to a first-year student majoring in either Environmental Science, Zoo and Conservation or Sustainability & Resilience who demonstrates academic success and service in environmental studies. Past award recipients are:
     2023 - Alex Ulin
     2022 - Rylee Beardsworth
     2021 -  Katie Das
     2020 - Sophia Van Zee

Dennis O’Brien Environmental Excellence Award is given for excellence in the ESS. This award is made in honor of Professor Emeritus Dennis O’Brien, who developed and taught most of the geology and earth sciences courses offered at Drake after 1968. He was one of the movers behind the development of the Environmental Science and Policy interdisciplinary program. Past award recipients are:
     2023 - Claire Kuhn
     2022 - Jacob Lish
     2021 -  Page Penningroth
     2020 - Olivia George

The Environmental Science and Policy Outstanding Research Award is given to a student majoring in either Environmental Science or Sustainability & Resilience who demonstrates success and promise in research through presentation and/or publication of work, significant depth and level of critical thinking, and notable self-motivation. Past award recipients are:
     2023 - Lauren Krake
     2022 - Jordan Springer and Kati Wilson
     2021 -  Aimsley Kadiec
     2020 - Taylor Vroman

The Environmental Policy Scholar/Citizen Award is presented for academic excellence in the study of sustainability, community service, and a commitment to environmental awareness. Past award recipients are:
     2023 - Corinne Sidebottom
     2022 - Ella Field
     2021 -  Marlee Rutledge
     2020 - Julie Uram

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