November 2020 E Newsletter
the power of PLACE
Season of Giving
What type of person is RMBL looking to for support in the season of giving? Our community is committed to science and education. From medicine, to energy innovation, to smart phones, scientific innovation is the foundation of the modern world. This is not a huge step for most, but there are a lot of scientific organizations. Why RMBL?
RMBL supporters are passionate about the outdoors; many have had formative and powerful experiences outside. Our community also values the importance of the natural world to well-being, affecting everything from mental health, to food security, to water, to air, and disease. We attract people who combine a love of science with a passion for the outdoors. But the world is a big place. Why the high alpine valleys winding their way through the central Colorado Rockies of the Gunnison Basin, centered on Gothic?
Here’s my list, rooted in how the Power of Place transforms us and the world we live in.
Ian Billick | PhD
Executive Director, RMBL
Of Mice and Men
One summer at RMBL can change the direction of a student’s life. Take Daniel Novoa, who just finished his sophomore year at East Los Angeles College and a summer internship at RMBL. His biology professor, Dr. Jimmy Lee, who’s the undergraduate education program coordinator for RMBL, gave a presentation about a program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that offers genuine scientific research opportunities for undergraduates. Naturally, RMBL was highlighted in Dr. Lee’s presentation. “I was super intrigued,” said Daniel. “So I applied for it.”
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