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Joshua Arens

South Dakota, 2018

Joshua Arens
  • Current Place of Residence: South Dakota

  • University: University of South Dakota

  • Current/Recent Course: BSc Chemistry

Joshua T. Arens, Yankton, graduated from the University of South Dakota in 2017 with a B.Sc in Chemistry, summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA. Joshua researches a wide range of environmental problems and solutions, from reexamining the role of automobiles in society to discovering greener synthetic routes for polymers. Joshua is an evangelist for science-based policymaking. He is both a Truman Scholar and a Fulbright Scholar. During his time at the University of South Dakota, Joshua brought TEDx to campus and led a campaign to name the University a sanctuary campus. A fifth generation South Dakotan, Joshua grew up on a cattle and crop farm.