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Clarkson University Doctoral Candidate Awarded Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship

Clarkson University doctoral candidate Michael A. Jahne of Cambridge, N.Y., has been selected as a recipient of a 2015 Dissertation Fellowship from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Michael A. JahneJahne, who is studying environmental science and engineering, is one of two recipients nationwide to receive the $10,000 fellowship. Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi the oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all disciplines in the nation.

His dissertation, Emission, Transport, and Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment of Bioaerosols Following the Land Application of Manure, examines the environmental and health impact associated with manure management.

“Consistent with the mission of Phi Kappa Phi, this work has aimed to produce high-quality research with clear societal implications, including both human effects on the environment and public health consequences of those impacts,” Jahne said.

The Dissertation Fellowship program, established in 2014, allocates $20,000 annually to support active society members in the dissertation writing stage of doctoral study. The society’s robust award programs grant more than $1 million every two years to outstanding students and members through fellowships, undergraduate study abroad grants, member and chapter awards and grants for local and national literacy initiatives.

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Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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