Colorado College students Joseph (Joey) Glick ’11, Kelsey Speaks ’12, and Sarah Rice ’11 have been awarded summer research fellowships from the Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies. The Southwest Studies Research Fellowship Program enables the students, along with support from selected CC faculty, to provide research services to community groups in the Southwest. The students will work with the Post ’71 Committee of Uranium Workers, headquartered in Grants, N.M,
Post ’71 has a national membership of approximately 1,500 former uranium workers who seek improved research on adverse health conditions caused by occupational exposure to uranium, compensation for uranium-related medical conditions and improved enforcement of mining and milling safety regulations. The SWS Regional Research Initiative was founded by the Hulbert Center of Southwest Studies in 2005 and has placed 13 students in six communities in New Mexico. Their research services have provided the data to community groups on sustainable agriculture, water rights, conservation easements, and various environmental justice issues.