A Sense of Urgency

Gift from philanthropist Wendy Schmidt launches fellowship program to promote research aimed at solving environmental problems
Shelly Leachman
UCSB undergraduate students at Gump station in Moorea

To assist the emerging scientists driving that important work and to foster solutions-centered research, UC Santa Barbara has launched the Environmental Solutions Fellowship Program. Made possible by a generous gift from philanthropist Wendy Schmidt through The Schmidt Family Foundation, the program will support 21 graduate students and 11 undergraduate students at UC Santa Barbara conducting research directly targeted at solving problems that compromise the health of our environment.

MSI Principal Investigators