Alain Kilajian, a graduating senior in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, has been awarded the 2015-2016 Fulbright Student Research Grant to pursue environmental work in Thailand. As a prior Short Term Educational Experiences for Research in Environmental Science (STEER) Program scholar, he has always had a deep interest in environmental issues, especially, surrounding issues of global environmental justice. In Thailand, he plans to work with a small agricultural community facing potential risks from a nearby mine. His project combines environmental science, social science and community development. There he will gather and test soil and water samples, create a user friendly GIS map of the region and present a socio-economic profile of the community. His goal is to provide the community with the information and tools they need to be able to make an informed decision concerning the future of their land and community.