Gwen Williams Prize 2008–2009 Recipient

Development of a Global Scholars Initiative: Linking Environments, Communities and Cultures

John Cavitt, Zoology

Professor John Cavitt requested funding to establish the Global Scholars Initiative (GSI) at Weber State University. GSI will allow Weber State faculty-student teams an opportunity to conduct research and scholarly activity in collaboration with faculty-student teams from Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit (UAN) in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico. This unique opportunity will provide international research experience for both faculty and students and prepare a globally engaged workforce by providing students with international collaborative research training and a personal network on which to build future collaborations.