LSC doctoral students receive student fellowships to attend behavior, energy, and climate change conference

LSC doctoral student Sara K. Yeo and doctoral candidate Michael Cacciatore are recipients of Precourt Energy Efficiency Center Student Fellowships to defray the cost of attending this year’s Behavior, Energy and Climate Change conference in Sacramento, California November 12 to 14. 

The conference is focused on “understanding individual and organizational behavior and decision-making related to energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and sustainability.”

Yeo will present research on  public opinion towards nuclear energy in a “lighting talk.” Her research is based upon work supported by grants from the National Science Foundation to the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University (Grant No. SES-0937591) and the UW-Madison Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center in Templated Synthesis and Assembly at the Nanoscale (Grant No. SES-DMR-0832760). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Cacciatore will present on the polarizing effects of political media attention on public attitudes toward biofuels. Both papers focus on U.S. publics. His work was supported by a United States Department of Agriculture grant (number MSN-120801). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Department of Agriculture.

Congratulations Sara and Mike!