Kelly Siman

Kelly Siman

Title: IB PhD Student, Biomimicry Fellow
Dept/Program: Biology
Email: kes126@zips.uakron.edu


Research Accomplishments

 I am originally from the Northeast Ohio area.  I received my Bachelors of Science in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2001 where I received aviation business and flight training.  I worked for Raytheon Polar Services Company supporting the National Science Foundation at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica.  There I realized my true passion was nature and conservation.  I then earned a Masters of Science from the College of Natural Resources, Geography at Virginia Tech (2009) where I went on to work at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore studying political risk and regulation of four different environmental sectors within five Asian countries, and then ran Asia-Pacific operations for a private foundation for two years. 

My cumulative interdisciplinary experience trained me well for biomimicry in the IB program.  Dr. Peter Niewiarowski is my primary advisor as I research using biomimicry as a tool for climate change adaptation and mitigation techniques for vulnerable areas.  

Education

Bachelors of Science in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Masters of Science from the College of Natural Resources, Geography at Virginia Tech