I wanted to share some exciting news with you. I applied to the Kindle Solutions Laboratory Project that Mark Bixby announced earlier this fall. They were looking for projects that addressed climate change challenges in northern New Mexico. The project I proposed is focused on removing the Siberian Elm, a Class C invasive species, from northern New Mexico communities that do not have local governments. I submitted my application and was selected as a finalist and participated in a phone interview.
After what seemed like a long process, I have been notified that I am one of five winners. Beginning in January, our cohort will meet twice a month. I am really excited because I have an interest in environmental engineering and working with this group will help me develop this initial environmental project, which will hopefully lead to many more.
Thanks especially to Russell Spinney who helped me edit my proposal and to Ms. Adesso for helping me make arrangements for a room at the library for my interview.
Francis Castillo y Mulert ’16