Three students from the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies have been chosen 1999-2000 recipients of research grants under the Teresa Heinz Scholars for Environmental Research program.
Nationwide, 18 students were honored with the scholarships, including nine enrolled in master's degree programs at four universities and nine enrolled in Ph.D. programs at five universities.
Marian Chertow, a Ph.D. Program Scholar, has received a $10,000 research grant for her work on the topic of "Accelerating Commercialization of Environmental Technology in the United States."
Murray Rutherford, a Ph.D. Program Scholar, has received a $10,000 research grant to study "Ecosystem Management in the U.S. Forest Service: Science, Values and Symbolism in Environment Policy."
Huei-An Chu has been named a Masters Program Scholar and has received a $5,000 research grant for her research on the topic of "Forest Stand Dynamics and Carbon Cycle."
The Teresa Heinz Scholars for Environmental Research program is a project of the Teresa and H. John Heinz III Foundation. The program was created to encourage students to integrate environmental thinking across a range of disciplines. The foundation, based in Washington, D. C. and Pittsburgh, is one of the Heinz Family Philanthropies, a group of funds chaired by Teresa Heinz. Issues related to the environment and public health are top concerns of the foundation.