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Julie Stevens

Author: Heather Sauer | Image: Heather Sauer

Julie Stevens, associate professor of landscape architecture, and Tricia Neppl, associate professor of human development and family studies, have received a $50,000 Bridging the Divide Grant for their project “Investigating Interactions with Nature with Vulnerable Populations.” Their research will focus on combining their respective expertise in design, stress and trauma to examine the effect of natural settings at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville, Iowa, and the Beloit Residential Treatment facility for children in Ames.