May 1, 2016
Doctoral student Amruta Nori-Sarma was awarded a Science to Achieve Results (STAR) fellowship. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently gave STAR Awards to four doctoral students in Connecticut for environmental research. Each doctoral student will receive up to $132,000 to support their graduate research and studies.
Amruta, a native of Wilmington, NC, received the funding for her dissertation project that will assess the relationship between air pollution exposure in cities in India and health among urban poor communities.
“I am extremely grateful for the amazing opportunity provided by the EPA STAR fellowship,” Nori-Sarma said. “The support from the EPA demonstrates a strong ongoing commitment to training doctoral students to help solve current pressing environmental issues, and these fellowships are crucial in allowing me and many other students to follow our passions.”
Seven STAR Awards, totaling nearly $1 million, were given to students in five New England universities. The seven students are among 52 graduate students nationwide to receive awards for studying and conducting research at 37 U.S. universities.