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Meet the 2016 Summer Research Fellows

Meet the 2016 Summer Research Fellows

Women writers and the wilderness: Student research projects to explore Adirondack connection The writer Joyce Carol Oates has frequently set many of her short stories and novels in the Adirondacks. Born in the upstate New York farming community of Lockport, Oates is intimately familiar with the landscape of her childhood. Sydney Paluch ’17 is spending her summer dissecting the work of Oates, Jean Rikoff, Jeanne Robert Foster and other prominent writers who have tapped into the literary voice of the Adirondacks in their works. “The focus has generally been on the men’s literary perspectives,”...

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Announcing 2016 Summer Research Fellowships

Announcing 2016 Summer Research Fellowships

The Kelly Adirondack Center (KAC) funds two eight-week summer fellowships. The goal of the program is to support students doing scholarly work on the Adirondacks under the guidance of a faculty sponsor. Preference will be given to students submitting proposals for work using collections of the Adirondack Research Library (ARL). The Adirondack Research Library is located at the Kelly Adirondack Center in Niskayuna. It is the largest collection of materials about the Adirondacks outside the Park. The collections are particularly strong in the areas of conservation and environmental movements...

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Summer Research Fellowships 2015

Summer Research Fellowships 2015

2015 Summer Research Fellows Shannon Holly ’14 Shannon was raised in the foothills of the Adirondacks. She graduated high school from Gloversville in 2010 and received her BS in Biology from Rensselaer in 2014. Starting in September, she will pursue her Master of Science (ScM) in Epidemiology at Brown University. Andy Zou ’17 A sophomore at Union College, Andy majors in Managerial Economics and Environmental Policy. His favorite classes are Mind of the Entrepreneur and Environmental Politics, where he loves making pitches and writing research papers. On campus, Andy is involved...

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2014 Summer Research Fellow Jordan Pulling

2014 Summer Research Fellow Jordan Pulling

Jordan is from Ballston Spa, NY and will be a senior at Union College this fall. She is an Environmental Science and French double major with a minor in Environmental Engineering. On campus, Jordan is involved in U-Sustain, the Green Fee Governance Committee, her Minerva house council, and the Crew team. Jordan was the fifth generation in her family to grow up in the Adirondacks and has been interested in the Adirondacks for as long as she can remember. This summer, Jordan chose to study the history of how transportation and tourism affected the culture of the Adirondack Park and its...

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2014 Summer Research Fellow Gabe Herrera

2014 Summer Research Fellow Gabe Herrera

Gabe graduated from Skidmore College in May with a BA in Anthropology and minors in Environmental Studies and Spanish. He is looking to go into a field related to conservation, renewable energy, or environmental policy. Outside of his academic and professional interests, Gabe is an avid competitive cyclist, and obsessively follows American and English soccer leagues. Gabe’s summer research at the Kelly Adirondack Center focused on improving energy efficiency in the Adirondack region while increasing reliance on renewable energy sources. Additionally, he explored the implementation of...

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