Graduate student receives CASE fellowship

January 7, 2013 • Filed under: News — melanie.rohr

Congratulations to graduate student Yasmeen Hossain on receiving a fellowship from the Changing Alaska Science Education (CASE) GK-12 program for the 2013-14 school year for her work on highly energy efficient homes both in urban and rural Alaska.
Portrait of Yasmeen_HossainThe fellowship is funded through a National Science Foundation initiative based at UAF. Established with the intent of training science graduate students communication and teaching skills, the program pairs fellows with K-12 teachers throughout the state of Alaska. This opportunity will benefit Hossain’s research by providing tools for communicating the benefits of super-energy efficient, net zero buildings to a general audience. Furthermore, she will have a chance to inspire and engage K-12 students in talking about energy security in Alaska and the role energy efficiency can play in a real world setting.

Hossain is an interdisciplinary PhD student in the Resilience and Adaptation Program (RAP) who has been active in WERC, including collaborative work with the Human Dimensions’ Lab and frequent attendance of the weekly seminars.

Image left: Ph.D. Student Yasmeen Hossain

Photo by Kala Hansen