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Student Awards, Student Field Research

Amazon Field Research Trip Reflection – Spring 2023

By: Anyssa Fernandez, 23C When most people ask a typical college student what they plan to do over spring break, but I do not think they expect a senior to say they are going to spend it doing field work. I on the other hand was more than willing to spend my 10 days exploring… Continue reading Amazon Field Research Trip Reflection – Spring 2023

Alumni in ENVS

David Nifong (17Ox 19C) paves the way for young change-makers as Decatur’s Energy and Sustainability Manager

By Easton Lane 25C Environmental science is all about making a positive impact on your community, city, country, and even on the world. Decatur’s Energy and Sustainability Manager, David Nifong, has lived that experience. Just two years after graduating Emory University with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences and Community Building and Social Change in… Continue reading David Nifong (17Ox 19C) paves the way for young change-makers as Decatur’s Energy and Sustainability Manager

Student Field Research, Students in the News

Emory students promote youth power at U.N. climate conference

By Carol Clark Nov. 18, 2022 - Emory News Emory students helped raise the profiles of youth activists during this year’s United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, better known as COP, in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. A delegation of five Emory undergraduates and four graduate students, led by Eri Saikawa, associate professor of environmental sciences, attended… Continue reading Emory students promote youth power at U.N. climate conference

Internships

2022 Green Careers Internship Fund Recipients

Created and edited by Easton Lane 25C Alexis German 25C Internship Organization: Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary Over summer 2022, Alexis German interned at the Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary, specializing in animal care for primates and other animals. When she started looking for internships in spring 2022, German was undecided on which path to pursue, but… Continue reading 2022 Green Careers Internship Fund Recipients

Internships

ENVS undergraduates Eliza Grenci (23C) and Yulia Gu (25C) engage with hands-on environmental internships during summer 2022

Eliza Grenci 23C Over summer 2022, Eliza Grenci 23C interned at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole, Maine, researching the growth and physiology of cultured oysters in the Damariscotta River Estuary. In addition to gaining valuable experience in hands-on marine research, Grenci also presented the findings of her research at the SEA Fellows Summer Science… Continue reading ENVS undergraduates Eliza Grenci (23C) and Yulia Gu (25C) engage with hands-on environmental internships during summer 2022

Alumni in ENVS, Climate Action

Mae Bowen (16C) fights pollution as trial attorney

Adapted for web by Easton Lane 25C Between witnessing the Paris Agreement at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP 21 and being one of Lord Dooley’s spokespeople, Mae Bowen’s (16C) time as an Emory Environmental Sciences (ENVS) Major was unique and impactful, laying the foundations for an inspiring career in environmental law,… Continue reading Mae Bowen (16C) fights pollution as trial attorney

Graduate Research, Student Field Research

MS in ENVS student, Kelly Coles, breaks new ground studying Schwalbea americana

Story and photos by Kelly Coles 23G/Adapted for web by Easton Lane 25C Kelly Coles, Schwalbea hunter Despite Kelly Coles' fascination with nature’s intricacies, her academic interests weren’t always in the environmental arena; having graduated the University of West Georgia with a Masters in Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology, she first became a preschool teacher. Combining… Continue reading MS in ENVS student, Kelly Coles, breaks new ground studying Schwalbea americana

Student Awards

2022 Lester Scholarship Recipients

We are excited to celebrate the ENVS seniors awarded the 2022 Lester Scholarship. These seniors represent the very best of ENVS - academic excellence, leadership and fostering community within the department and the greater Emory community. Please join us in congratulating these students! Clare McCarthy 23C ENVS BS/4+1 BS/MPHFavorite ENVS course: 131! It was the… Continue reading 2022 Lester Scholarship Recipients

Student Awards, Student Research, Students in the News

ENVS rising junior, Nick Chang, receives NOAA Hollings Scholarship

Congratulations to ENVS rising junior, Nick Chang 24C, on receiving the NOAA Hollings Scholarship. Anyone who knows Nick, knows that his curiosity and scholarship are unparalleled - we are so lucky that he has found his home in ENVS. With Professor John Wegner and Professor Eri Saikawa as mentors, watch out for Nick - this… Continue reading ENVS rising junior, Nick Chang, receives NOAA Hollings Scholarship

Graduate Research, Student Research

MS student, Jared Gingrich 22G, examines food access in rural Appalachia and the essential role of farmers markets

As we reflect on another successful year for students in the Department of Environmental Sciences (ENVS), we are especially proud of our students in the MS in Environmental Sciences program for prevailing through a two-year program, with one year being a COVID year! As a 2022 graduate of the MS in Environmental Sciences program, Jared… Continue reading MS student, Jared Gingrich 22G, examines food access in rural Appalachia and the essential role of farmers markets