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Fracking Debate Hits Close to Home for Smith Fellow

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Read our Q&A with Sara Souther on why she joined a group of scientists to urge regulatory agencies to conduct more research on the environmental risks and scientific uncertainties associated with fracking.

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By Maureen Ryan, Ph.D., posted on February 15, 2013

A Scientist’s Public Policy Surprise

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Smith Fellow Maureen (Mo) Ryan always felt that she should be more engaged in public policy. It wasn't until she finally decided to take action that she realized that scientists have more to contribute to public policy than they might think.

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By Keryn Gedan and Kim Terrell, posted on July 5, 2012

Smiths at Smithsonian

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What do human remains, golden frogs, and elephant poo have in common? They were all part of a Smith Fellows’ quest to learn how conservation scientists can partner with museums to engage the public in science.

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By SCB Staff, posted on June 11, 2012

Smith Fellow’s Research Featured in NYT

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Class of 2009 Smith Fellow Raina Plowright's work on eco-immunology was recently featured in New York Times. It's a fascinating read on disease ecology that focuses on bighorn sheep and fruit bats. Check out our Q&A with Raina and link to the NYT article.

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