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Mejs Hasan

2018 AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellow

UNC Chapel Hill, Geological Sciences
Fellowship Sponsor: Heising-Simons Foundation
Fellowship Site: WIRED Magazine

I'm a proud Tar Heel who just finished up my PhD at the nation's first public university where I studied the effects of pollution, storms, drought, and conflict on rivers and wetlands. I used thousands of satellite images to do this work, which was really fun. I loved seeing Earth from space, the vibrant colors, and monitoring how dramatically water in lakes or along coasts changes over time. While at UNC, I wrote for the Daily Tar Heel (the nation's finest university newspaper) and also for the PipettePen, a science communication blog run by graduate students. In my spare time, I make animations about my research, the environment, and other topics. Sometimes, I get kids in schools and libraries to help make the animations with me, so they have some fun while learning about the environment. My dream is to make lots of animations with many, many kids in every part of Sweden - where I used to live - and in the U.S. so we can all share important messages about the environment together.

Fellowship publications  at WIRED Magazine

6/13/2018          How Scientists tracked Antarctica's stunning ice loss

7/03/2018          New university rules encourage scientists to avoid air travel

7/12/2018          The ultimate carbon-savings tip? Travel by cargo ship

7/17/2018          A giant iceberg grounded itself near a Greenland town

8/02/2018          This community is advocating for air quality—with science

8/02/2018          Art for article: This community is advocating for air quality—with science

8/09/2018          Native tribes are taking fire control into their own hands

8/10/2018          How NASA will watch the 2018 Perseid Meteor Shower

8/20/2018          The globe-trotting show bringing science and tech to Arab TV