Curriculum Vitae

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See CV for publications and presentations, teaching and mentoring, appointments, etc.

Grants & Fundraising

I have contributed to $960,735 of successful grants and fundraising. I have been PI or co-PI on $538,735 of successful grants and contributed to $422,000 in grants issued to organizations to which I contributed grant writing support or no PI or co-PIs were indicated. See CV for details.

Awards & Honors

2019   Honorable Mention, Education Section Publication of the Year Award, Ecological Society of America. Award received for Januchowski-Hartley, S.R., N. Sopinka, N., B.G. Merkle, C. Lux, A. Zivian, P. Goff, and S. Oester. 2018. Poetry as a creative practice to enhance engagement and learning in conservation science. BioScience. Vol 68(10): biy105.

2019    Shortlisted (1 of 5 teams, out of 220 submissions). Art in Public Buildings Project for University of Wyoming Science Initiative new research facility. Potential contract: $90,000.00. Co-PIs: B. Gellis and M. Thompson Stanton.

2019    Invited/Nominated. Associate Member of Sigma Xi – Research Scholarship Honors Society.

2019    Member of 2019 cohort of Leaving the Light On: A LAMP Educator’s Community (ELC), Science Initiative, University of Wyoming. Selected through competitive application process to participate in inaugural cohort of an extension of the Learning Actively Mentoring Program, an on-going faculty and grad student training program. ELC participants have a responsibility to be a change agent in the continued shift to active-learning, student-centered pedagogies the University of Wyoming.

2018   Invited. Founding section editor. Communicating Science section, The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America.

2018   Invited. Founding columnist. Writing Science column, The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America.

2018   Invited. Advisory council member. Science Communication Professional Development for Scientists Initiative by the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium.

2018   Invited. Lead, Training Section. “Strategy Development: Increasing the Impact of Public Engagement Within and Beyond ESA,” Ecological Society of America (4-person committee funded by ESA; I am leading a team of ~10 people to develop a white paper about training for science communication and engagement within ESA.)

2018   Participant. OCEANDOTCOMM professional science communicators training residency, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium. Participation by application only (42 accepted out of 75 applicants).

2016   University of Wyoming, Alumni Association Graduate Student Award ($1,000)

2016   Creative writing residency at AMK Ranch, University of Wyoming/National Park Service Research Center

2016   Promoting Intellectual Engagement in the First-Year teaching award; blind nomination by students; 170+ nominees, 26 awardees; University of Wyoming

2016   Selected for inclusion in Poems Across the Big Sky (2), a 2016 anthology, ed. Lowell Jager, Many Voices Press; >1,200 submissions, ~250 poems selected.

2016   University of Wyoming Art Museum’s Art-Science Symposium/Initiative planning committee; only student on committee comprised of faculty/staff from numerous UW departments (2015-2016)

2015    Best Environmental Reporting (3rd place) for article “An eel is an eel is an eel, or is it?” Québec Community Newspaper Association (QCNA)

2015    University of Wyoming Art Museum’s Art-Science Symposium/Initiative planning committee; only student on committee comprised of faculty/staff from numerous UW departments (2015-2017)

2015    University of Wyoming MFA in Creative Writing Program (2015-2017); one of ten admitted out of >300 applicants

2014    Best Special Section, 1st place, Québec Community Newspapers Association (QCNA) award for 250th anniversary special edition magazine I edited/coordinated for the Québec Chronicle-Telegraph, North America’s oldest newspaper

2014    Best Community Newspaper Promotion, 1st place, QCNA award for year-long 250th anniversary campaign I coordinated for the Québec Chronicle-Telegraph

2014    National journalism award, Newspapers Canada/Canadian Tire Jumpstart Foundation

2014    Feature photograph on back cover, Montana Outdoors annual photography issue

2013    Best Business Column or Feature, 1st place, QCNA

2013    Best Investigative or In-depth Reporting, 2nd place, QCNA

2013    Best Newspaper Promotion, 2nd place, QCNA

2013    Best Special Section, 3rd place, QCNA

2013    Commissioned photography project. Commissioned by Parks Canada, Prince Albert National Park

2012    Best Newspaper Promotion, 2nd place, QCNA

2012    Best Sports Story, 2nd place, QCNA

2012    Outstanding Photojournalism award, QCNA

2012    Best Sports Photograph, 2nd place, QCNA

2012    Best News Photo, 3rd place, QCNA

2007   Heisey Foundation Scholarship ($2,500)

2007   Montana Baker Grant ($500)

2006   ‘Best of the Best’ writing assessment award, University of Montana

2006   Elizabeth Jestrab-Chaffee Scholarship ($1675)

2006   Montana Baker Grant ($1,000)

2006   Montana Motor Carriers Association Leonard Eckel Memorial Educational Trust Scholarship ($720)

2006   University of Montana anonymous donor scholarship ($375)

2005   Montana Motor Carriers Association Leonard Eckel Memorial Educational Trust Scholarship ($715)

2003   Member, NASA Space Consortium student project; Selected by Dean of Engineering to be a member of a student design team which constructed and carried out experiments whose purpose was to collect data about the feasibility of full-scale near-space experiments. Montana Tech of the University of Montana

2003   1st Place, Front Range Art Association’s Choteau High School Art Award

2003   Anne Wiprud Memorial Scholarship ($400)

2003   Choteau Kiwanis Scholarship ($500)

2003   Elizabeth Jestrab-Chaffee Scholarship ($1,675)

2003   Montana Baker Grant (1,000)

2003   Montana Motor Carriers Association Leonard Eckel Memorial Educational Trust Scholarship ($1,050)

2003   Montana Tech of the University of Montana scholarships ($3948)

2003   3 Rivers Communication Scholarship ($500)