Alexis Erwin is one of this year’s three ESA Graduate Student Policy Award winners. Her Ph.D. research at Cornell University focuses on plant reproductive strategy and is supported by a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Alexis talks about the value of federal research to society and her own experiences engaging with others in her community.
For more discussion on the impact of federal investment in science and technological research, see the accompanying post on ESA’s blog, Ecotone.
This is the final in a series of three episodes featuring graduate students recognized by ESA in 2010 for their work at the interface of science and society. For more information on the GSPA, click here.