Published: Nov. 11, 2021

Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation on Nov 10, 2021, also recently received a $15,000 grant from Microsoft's AI for Earth program for a study titled  “Using News Media Text Data to Explore the Relationship Between Climate Shocks and Changes in Public Awareness, Risk Perception, and Topics of Discourse". This project is part of ongoing work with his former National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) graduate researcher team he co-led from 2018-2020. The grant will pay for Azure computational credits the team will use for running natural language processing and topic modeling exploring changes in environmental news topics before and after major environmental shocks, whether stories link environmental shocks and climate change more frequently following these events, and if there is a decay in these linkages over time. The image below represents all of the Azure Award Grantees, Dr. Osborne-Gowey is represented by one of those dots! 

Azure Award Grantees