Amy Lee Hetherington Selected for GLEON Fellowship Program

Amy Lee Hetherington was selected for the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network’s (GLEON’s) first graduate student fellowship program, an NSF-funded training program for doctoral students in the environmental sciences, ecology, geography, and engineering fields. The GLEON Fellowship Program trains cohorts of graduate students to exploit the rich information content of large and diverse data sets, operate effectively in diverse international teams, and communicate outcomes to a broad range of audiences. Amy will begin the program with an international, collaborative student cohort and finish the program as an integrated member of a grassroots scientific network.

Amy Lee Hetherington receives Richard A. Herbert Memorial Scholarship

Master’s/Ph.D. student in the Department of Natural Resources, Amy Lee Hetherington, received the 2012/2013 Richard A. Herbert Memorial Scholarship from the American Water Resources Association (AWRA). The goal of the scholarship is to enhance education in water resources. Amy’s research focuses on understanding climatic impacts on lake ecosystems.

Amy Hetherington interning with the SIDS Unit at the UN

As part of the Doris Duke Conservation Fellowship, Amy Hetherington will be interning with the Chief of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Unit in the Sustainable Development Division under Economic and Social Affairs at the United Nations in New York this summer.

The mandate of the SIDS Unit is to promote and facilitate the SIDS’ efforts to implement the Barbados Programme of Action (BPOA) and the Mauritius Strategy for Implementation (MSI) by:

-Providing technical assistance and advice
-Mobilizing the necessary support of the UN system and the international community
-Providing Secretariat support for both intergovernmental and inter-agency coordination mechanisms by strengthening information activities for decision-making by SIDS and facilitating networking among SIDS stakeholders
-Monitoring and reporting of progress in implementation of the BPOA and MSI through the biennial cycle of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD).

Amy will be responsible for the following activities:

-Establishing a monitoring and evaluation system for the MSI of the Programme for the Sustainable Development of SIDS,
-Supporting preparations for the session of the CSD and substantive discussions on sustainable development in the Economic and Social Council and General Assembly
-Conducting research, preparing documents, and supporting the organizational work of intersessional meetings and other related events, including Rio+20.