Named as Science News10 - In the cohort of top scientists under the age of 40

(Illustration by  Sam Falconer , I am the scientist in green on the top left :)

(Illustration by Sam Falconer, I am the scientist in green on the top left :)

Science News spotlights a group of early- and mid-career scientists who are breaking ground. “It’s a confident, tough group. Try to set limits or box these people in and they bristle. Some had childhood experiences that opened their minds to the possibilities of scientific research. Others dug in their heels to do something that an adult said would be too difficult.”

Honored to be in this cohort. Here is a wonderful profile by Bruce Bower.

Janine heading to China!

As a part of the Chinese Flagship program at IU, Janine will be studying overseas for the next academic year in China. For the first half of the year, she will be finishing up her Chinese studies with classes at Nanjing University and will be looking for an internship for the second semester in either Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, or Shenzhen. She is excited to meet many new people and continue on her journey of language learning and exploration while eating amazing food in China.


This summer, Janine will be interning with IU’s Office of Sustainability as their Sustainable IT intern. She will be involved in helping organize and inventory donated technology from the Hoosier to Hoosier sale, collecting data about what types of appliances and technology students are discarding. Furthermore, she will be involved in developing communications to help educate the student body on tech waste and impact. Lastly, she will have the opportunity to use her language skills to help translate Hoosier to Hoosier sale promotions for the international student body. She is excited to be spending her summer in Bloomington tackling these projects with IUOS! 

Congrats, Janine!!

New paper out - Farmer Perceptions of Conflict Related to Water in Zambia

Our work on smallholder farmer perceptions of water related conflict and violence in Southern Zambia just published in Sustainability. You can read the paper here. Below are the sources of conflict and violence reported by our farmer participants. Congrats to Drew Marcantonio (now PhD student at U. of Notre Dame) and Tom Evans (Professor at U of Arizona). Also a great thanks to IU Office of Sustainability and NSF's Water Sustainability Climate initiative for funding this research.