Research Team Member Wins Student Travel Award

Congratulations to Danielle Cossarini who has won the 2010 New England Chapter of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (NEASIS&T) Student Travel Award for her paper, “Communicating Scientific Information for Environmental Solutions: A Knowledge Management Perspective.”

The jury chair stated that Danielle “wrote a truly excellent paper that deserves this recognition.” The award will support Danielle’s travel to the annual conference of the American Society for Information Science and Technology in Pittsburgh in October. (For more, go to: http://neasist.org/2010/06/04/2010-neasist-student-travel-award-competit…).

In addition, Danielle’s paper was accepted for the annual conference of the Canadian Association for Information Sciencein Montreal, which she presented on 4 June 2010.

This is the third year in which the NEASIS&T travel award has been won by a Dalhousie University graduate student; Gregory Hutton (2009) and Ruth Cordes (2003) were also similarly recognized for their work.

These research students have conducted research within the Environmental Information: Use and Influence (EI:UI) research program, supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, which is led by Dr. Bertrum MacDonald (School of Information Management) and Dr. Peter Wells (School for Resource and Environmental Studies and the Marine Affairs Program). This unique interdisciplinary collaboration between an information specialist and a marine environmental scientist spans three disciplines in the Faculty of Management, as well as the International Ocean Institute.