A Public Service Fellow’s projects has been integrated into an initiative at the governor’s office

WISCIENCE Public Service Fellow Adrian George partnered with the Policy & Engagement Coordinator at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to develop a strategy for the identification of risk and disproportionate impacts of pollution and climate change for communities in Wisconsin. They researched other states’ approaches to environmental justice screening and analyzed Wisconsin’s existing data to write a proposal recommending a methodology to be used to best approach these environmental impacts on a large-scale initiative in Wisconsin.

Kevin Niemi Wins Ann Wallace Career Achievement Award

During his remarkable 24-year career with WISCIENCE, Kevin Niemi, who retired in January 2021, was a leader in identifying and developing partnerships with community members and organizations. He brought his expertise in STEM education to K-12 students, to UW–Madison students, and to teachers in school districts throughout the state, nation and even the world, primarily in Thailand.

Kevin Niemi Wins WSST’s Most Prestigious Award

Dr. Kevin Niemi was recently recognized by the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers (WSST) for his outstanding life-long work with Science Education in Wisconsin. WSST recognizes teachers of science annually for their achievements. The Ron Gibbs Award is given to honor a person who has made outstanding contributions in science education over a long and distinguished career in Wisconsin.