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Melanie Malone wins two UW research grants

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IAS faculty member Melanie Malone won two UW research grants this month. The first grant, an Urban@UW Research Spark grant, was awarded to Melanie and other UW Seattle and Tacoma faculty and a Duwamish Tribal member. The grant is intended to support a co-created adaptive citizen science network that will ...

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Melanie Malone receives grant for homeless STEM learning project

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IAS faculty member Melanie Malone and research colleagues from universities across the U.S. were awarded a National Science Foundation Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) grant. The project, entitled "RESTING SAFE: Collaborative Informal STEM Learning Between Researchers and Homeless Communities", is centered on mitigating homeless ...

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Melanie Malone receives Curriculum Innovation Award

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IAS faculty member Melanie Malone and colleagues from an NSF IGERT program won a Curriculum Innovation Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools and Planning. The award honors excellence in teaching and design of learning experiences that are accessible, engaging, and effective for all students. Read the full award annoumcement.

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Melanie Malone publishes on "Sustaining future environmental educators" and is featured for her work on urban community gardening

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IAS faculty member Melanie Malone published an article with three colleagues entitled "Sustaining future environmental educators: Building critical interdisciplinary teaching capacity among graduate students" in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. The article focuses on training graduate students to teach interdisciplinary environmental methods to undergraduate students and ...

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Melanie Malone's work highlighted as part of UW’s Urban Environmental Justice Initiative

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With a background in soil science and geology, Melanie Malone positions her work in the space of Critical Physical Geography, a theoretical framework that connects biophysical sciences to social sciences and spatial analysis. In her teaching and research, Malone’s technical experience in the environmental remediation of industrial and Superfund sites merges with a consideration of social justice and equity. She emphasizes that issues like racism and sexism are environmental problems, yet ...

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