Claire Campbell, a Junior Earth and Environmental Sciences major has been selected as a 2012 Udall Scholar by the Udall Foundation. This prestigious scholarship is awarded to students who “demonstrate commitment to careers related to the environment including policy, engineering, education, science, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields”.
Claire, a native of Oak Ridge, TN is among 80 scholars chosen from more than 550 nominations received from 274 colleges and universities. These scholars are selected based on their demonstrated commitment to environmental or natural resource issues through campus activities, research, or community/public service.
At Furman, Claire is an active member of Bartram Society and Environmental Action Group and also participated in ECOS program. She has spent the past three summers working at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) as research assistant on various projects related to ecosystems study. She has made three presentations at professional meetings and published three reports related to her research.
Claire will join the other2012 Udall Scholars in Tucson, AZ in August (8-12) to receive the award.