Opportunities

NEST is committed to support and celebrate work that lives at the meaningful intersection of the sciences and the arts.

NEST Graduate Summer Fellowships

2020 Graduate Fellows

From Doom and Gloom to Laughing with a Boom—A Climate Comedy Video Experiment
Rayna Benzeev PhD student, Environmental Studies Program
Nolan Carey, PhD student, Department of Theatre & Dance 

A Nature Art Installation to Study Art as a Social Experience
Jennifer Cole, PhD student, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience
Amy Hoagland, MFA student, Department of Art & Art History 

Interactive Jungle
Ethan Frier, MS student, ATLAS Institute
Karan Vivek Dikshit, PhD student, Department of Materials Science and Engineering 

Math & Dance
Sarah Mauney, MFA student, Department of Theater & Dance
Erik Knutsen, PhD student, Department of Mathematics 

Installation @ Above Boulder: People, Planes, & Place
Amelia Brackett Hogstad, PhD student, Department of History
Damennick Henry, PhD student, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Passive Monuments: Sustainable Air Cooling and Purification Systems in Low-Income Family Housing
Aniya Khalili, PhD student, Department Mechanical Engineering
Emily Irvin, MFA student, Department of Art & Art History 

La Sierra
Sarah McCormick, MFA student, Department of Art & Art History
Kevin Sweet, PhD student, Department of Critical Media Practices

 

2019 Graduate Fellows

Know Your Neighbors: Urban Coyotes in the Denver Metropolitan Area
Emily Beam, MS student, Environmental Studies Program
Joelle Cicak, MFA student, Department of Art & Art History

“Hey, I know you!” Enhancing Biophilia Through Species Identification: A Field Guide of CU Boulder
Robert Buehler, MFA student, Department of Art and Art History
Mathew Sharples, PhD student, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Joanne Marras Tate, PhD student, Department of Communication 

Salt Flats
Jonathan Raberg, PhD student, Department of Geological Sciences
Claire McCahan, AD student, College of Music

The Cultural Ecological Politics of Hydraulic Fracturing and its Production Process
Shelby McAuliffe, MFA student, Department of Art and Art History
Denise Fernandes, PhD student, Environmental Studies Program

Tough Skin: Sankofa Journey
Jasmine Colgan, MFA student, Department of Art & Art History
Marissa Martinez, PhD student, Department of Chemistry

Microplastics in Boulder Creek and the South Platte River
Patrick Chandler, PhD student, Environmental Studies Program
David Oonk, PhD student, ATLAS Institute

Boulder Apple Tree Project: Create, Experience and Appreciate
Irfanul Alam​, PhD student, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
​Jasmine Baetz,​ MFA student, Department of Art & Art History

 

2018 Graduate Fellows 

Air-Cleaning Ceramic Artwork for Volatile Organic Compound Removal in Nail Salons
Camila Friedman-Gerlicz, MFA student, Department of Art & Art History
Aaron Lamplugh, PhD student, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Panoramic Methods: New Approaches to Interdisciplinary Research
Maya Livio, PhD student, Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance
Ashley Whipple, MS student, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Water – Dust
Alice F. Hill, Post-doctoral student, National Snow & Ice Data Center
Toma Peiu, PhD student, Department of Critical Media Studies

Baffin Island Climate Change through Woodblocks & Watercolors
Sarah Crump, PhD student, Department of Geological Sciences
Nodin de Saillan, PhD student, Department of English and the Center for the Study of Origins

Project Re-Nest: Barn Swallows
Molly McDermott, PhD student, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Aaron Treher, MFA student, Art & Art History

Promontory Project: A Case Study of the Annihilation of Time and Space
Laura Hyunjhee Kim, PhD student, Department of Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance
Jen Liu, PhD student, ATLAS Institute

Scale in Art and Science
Megan Blanchard, PhD student, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Amy Richman, MFA student, Department of Critical Media Practices

Thinking with Glaciers
Carly Anderson Stewart, PhD student, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Joe Steele, PhD student, Department of Critical Media Practices
Christa Torrens, PhD student, Environmental Studies Program