Congratulations to Ph.D. Candidate Zoe Pollard! Zoe was awarded a $1,000 grant to pursue her project, “Cherry Waste Valorization: Soil Amendments and Water Treatment Materials” through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, funded by the Arthur Boller endowment. Zoe’s project will examine how to use tart cherry biomass as a feedstock for activated carbon and biochar production. She will explore how the materials could be used as a soil amendment to prevent eutrophication of the Great Lakes and as an activated carbon to remove heavy metals from water.