Chang-Lin Tien Graduate Fellowship in the Environmental Sciences

The Chang-Lin Tien Graduate Fellowship in the Environmental Sciences provides fellowships for graduate students studying issues related to the environment at UC Berkeley. Students are nominated to receive the award on the basis of their high level of academic distinction and exceptional promise.

Candidates are drawn from a wide range of disciplines and departments on the UC Berkeley campus, including but not limited to, Molecular and Cell Biology, Integrative Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Bio-Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Computational Science, Geology, Agriculture and Resource Economics, Energy and Resources Group, School of Public Health and the College of Natural Resources. Recommendation of Chang-Lin Tien Fellow candidates will be made by a Chang-Lin Tien Fellows Program Committee under the direction of the Graduate Division at UC Berkeley.

The fellowship is named in honor of the late Dr. Chang-Lin Tien, one of the most popular and respected leaders in American higher education and an engineering scholar of international renown. Dr. Tien spent nearly his entire professional career at UC Berkeley. He served as the campus's seventh chancellor from 1990-1997 and the first Asian American to head a major research university in the United States.

The fellowships are generously funded through the Philomathia Foundation, a private charitable organization, registered in Canada and Hong Kong, dedicated to improving the human condition through the support of innovative, forward-thinking individuals and ideas.

The Philomathia Foundation is a private charity envisaged by the Chung brothers, seeking innovative means to promote the betterment of humankind through commitment to education and research. The Foundation makes it its mission to promote human harmony and well-being through the exploration of new ideas and new solutions in all aspects of human knowledge. The Foundation commits itself to the pursuit of its core values: the love of learning, the preservation of our environment, the respect of our fellow humans, and the enthusiasm in all our endeavors. In addition to the fellowships at UC Berkeley, the Foundation has also established scholarships in Hong Kong, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

A call for nominations for Chang-Lin Tien Graduate Fellowships is made each spring.  Nominations must be made by a UC Berkeley faculty member.  Students may not self-nominate.  For additional information, please contact Janeen Lim at jmlim@berkeley.edu

 

2012-13 Chang-Lin Tien Fellowship Recipients

Scholar name: Joshua Apte
Department: Energy and Resources Group
Department website: http://erg.berkeley.edu/
Degree objective: Ph.D.
Scholar Website: http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~apte/

 

Scholar name: Danielle Christianson
Department: Energy and Resources Group
Department website: http://erg.berkeley.edu/
Degree objective: Ph.D.
Research group website: http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~hartelab/People.html
Scholar Website: http://erg.berkeley.edu/people/Student_Spotlight/Student_Spotlight_Danielle_Christianson.shtml

 

Scholar name: Nicholas Matzke
Department: Integrative Biology
Department Website: http://ib.berkeley.edu/
Degree Objective: Ph.D
Research Group Website: http://cteg.berkeley.edu/index.html
Scholar Website: http://cteg.berkeley.edu/members/matzke.html

 

Scholar name: Joey Pakes
Department: Integrative Biology
Department Website: http://ib.berkeley.edu/
Degree Objective: Ph.D
Research Group Website: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/index.php
Scholar Website: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/about/profile.php?lastname=Pakes&firstname=Joey

 

Scholar name: Christina Poindexter
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Website: http://www.ce.berkeley.edu/
Degree objective: Ph.D.
Research Group Website: http://efmh.berkeley.edu/EFM_Website/index.html

 

Scholar name: Daniel Richter
Department: Molecular and Cell Biology
Department Website: http://mcb.berkeley.edu/
Degree Objective: Ph.D
Research Group Website: http://kinglab.berkeley.edu/research/
Scholar Website: http://www.eisenlab.org/eisen/?page_id=28

 

 

Fellowship Recipients from Previous Years