Friday, December 15, 2017: The Tufts Institute of the Environment’s Environmental Fellowship Research Program (TIE Fellowship), celebrated the interim findings of the eleven 2017-2018 TIE Fellows on November 30, 2017.
The TIE Fellow’s Banquet brought together the eleven Fellows, their Tufts research advisors, Tufts’ Provost David Harris, and TIE staff for a festive occasion honoring interdisciplinary research. The event began with a poster session for which all TIE Fellows shared initial results and analysis of their research conducted over the past summer.
During the dinner, Provost Harris shared the importance of interdisciplinary research around environmental issues as well as his support for the TIE Fellowship Program. Nitsan Shakked, TIE’s Associate Director, and Jill Parlee, TIE’s Assistant Director for the Program, offered history of the program which has accepted over 100 Fellows since its inception. The 2017-2018 TIE Fellows are a diverse group, with at least one representative from every graduate school at Tufts expect for the Dental School – a goal for the 2018-2019 TIE Fellows cohort.
Two TIE Fellows, Stefan Koester and Isabel Beavers, presented their interim research findings. Stefan Koester, who presented “Quantifying Air Quality and Climatic Impacts of Household Stoves and Fuels in India,” is one of two students selected as a Tufts Institute of the Environment and Stockholm Environmental Institute (TIE-SEI) Fellow. The TIE-SEI Internship was launched this year as part of the 10th anniversary celebration for the TIE-SEI partnership. Isabel Beavers, the first TIE Fellow from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, presented on “The Communicative Power of Contemporary Art”.
The TIE Fellowship provides funding to Tufts Masters and Doctoral students to conduct primary data collection within their own area of interdisciplinary environmental research projects.
The 2018-2019 TIE Fellowship application is opened until Thursday, 15 February 2018 at noon. Guidelines and application can be found here.
The full list of TIE Fellows honored at the TIE Banquet and their research projects, in alphabetical order, are:
Molly Haragan, TIE Graduate Intern
For more information about past and current TIE Fellows, please explore "Fellows Cohort."