NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Recipient: Win Cowger

Riverside, Ca –

Science is the best way to drive the change I want to see in the world. Collaboration helps me to amplify everything I do to a global audience. By the end of my PhD, I want to say I helped build the foundation for my rapidly developing field, Plastic Pollution. Around the world people are realizing that the 'miracle material' -plastic- comes with consequences that harm the environment and the economy. I am building models and developing methods that will help us to quantify the problem and assess the effectiveness of our efforts to rid ourselves of it. -Win