Claire Brown, a senior at the New School, recently received some exciting news from Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont.  She has been selected from a competitive pool of candidates to receive a S-STEM Grant. These scholarships are awarded to students who expressed strong interest in the S-STEM objectives of nurturing data-savvy scientists and science-savvy mathematicians. Claire, who plans to major in Environmental Science at St. Michaels next fall, was offered the opportunity to apply for this scholarship with her acceptance letter.

In applying for the S-STEM Grant, Claire was asked to describe how Environmental Science relates to a quantitative science.  She described the work she has done in TNS’s Climate Change class in partnership with theTown of Kennebunk.  Claire has been a leader in the Climate Change class as it inventories Kennebunk’s emissions.  In her application, Claire focused on how the class used data science to make their recommendations to the town. She included the link to the Seacoast online article: (Which has an amazing quote from Claire’s part of the presentation that basically makes the exact environmental science-data science connection they were looking for!)

We are all so proud of her and this accomplishment. Good luck, Claire! We can’t wait to see how you change the world, one statistic at a time.