Dwyer receives scholarship

UAS Environmental Science Students Mollie Dwyer, left and Connor Johnson trek through Montana Creek to obtain water samples Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo by Molly Tankersley, UAS)

UAS Environmental Science Students Mollie Dwyer, left and Connor Johnson trek through Montana Creek to obtain water samples Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo by Molly Tankersley, UAS)

University of Alaska Southeast senior Mollie Dwyer is the latest recipient of the $2,000 UAS Coeur Alaska-Kensington Gold Mine Environmental Science Award, which also recently received another $20,000 donation from Coeur Alaska Inc.

In large part due to the scholarship from Coeur Alaska Inc., Dwyer is able to do a paid internship through a collaboration of the U.S. Forest Service, the Alaska Coastal Rainforest Laboratory and the University of Alaska Southeast.

Dwyer, who is pursuing a bachelor’s in Environmental Science, is currently assisting Drs. Eran Hood and Jason Fellman and U.S. Forest Service Soil Scientist David D’Amore in research that may provide clues to how changes in the environment impact Southeast Alaska both environmentally and economically.

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