Award: Fulbright U.S. Student Award
Institution: University of Minnesota
Augustus Pendleton graduated from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in 2019 with an undergraduate degree in Microbiology. Through his undergraduate work he participated in diverse research projects including bacterial extracellular electron transfer, coral reproduction, and cetacean fungal pathogens at host institutions including the UMN, the UMaine Darling Marine Center and the NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Interested in how aquaculture can be a sustainable complement to terrestrial agriculture, Augustus will undertake his M.Sc. in Geography at NUI Galway, researching community member’s attitudes concerning sea plant harvesting along the west coast of Ireland.