BRP said Evinrude, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences, awarded the first two BRP/Evinrude Water Research Excellence Fellowships.
The $5,000 fellowships were given to Brennan Dow and Christopher Suchocki to support their tuition at the school.
The company said the fellowships are highly competitive and are awarded to students conducting outstanding research that will help protect and preserve the world’s fragile water resources.
Dow’s research focuses on ecosystem improvement through detailed local underwater mapping. Suchocki is researching new ways to rehabilitate natural fisheries by reducing the pressures on wild fish populations.
“We are pleased to assist these two bright students in their important research efforts,” BRP Marine Propulsion Systems sales vice president North America Krista Sparkes said in a statement. “The work that Brennan and Christopher are undertaking will not only have a dramatic impact on the local environment, but will also help set the tone for future partnerships between researchers and ecologically conscious companies like BRP.”
“The Evinrude engines provided to the UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences have delivered a cost-effective means for me to conduct my mapping project,” Dow said.
“The fellowship funds will also be instrumental in allowing me to complete my research. I am very grateful for this opportunity and thankful for all BRP/Evinrude has done for the school.”