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STEM Ambassadors

The STEM Ambassador Program began in 2016 as a training program for a small cohort of University of Utah scientists. Since then, we have grown to work with over 170 graduate students, post-docs, faculty, staff, and undergraduate students. Scroll down to learn about the scientists who have participated. Contact us if you would like to reach out to a STEM Ambassador.

Note that many Ambassador bios were uploaded when the Ambassador joined the program and may not be current.

Mark Chynoweth

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Mark Chynoweth works in Dr. Çağan Şekercioğlu’s laboratory at the University of Utah. Mark is most broadly interested in working with geospatial data to address applied ecological questions across a variety of scales. Currently, he is studying large carnivore ecology and conservation in human dominated landscapes. With a variety of methods, Mark is investigating how carnivores move across a modified landscape and use anthropogenic resources to survive. He hopes that his research will be used to guide conservation and management of carnivore species and protection of biodiversity at the ecosystem level.
Mark enjoys exploring the outdoors on foot, bikes or skis, playing music, and traveling to new places.