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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

Student Awards, Student Research

2022 Hickcox Award Winner – Olivia Milloway, 22C

Every year it is our honor to choose an ENVS graduating senior who displays significant leadership, presence and service within the ENVS department and Emory community. The Hickcox Award is named in honor of ENVS distinguished Emeritus Professor (and Waffles Thursday King), C. Woodbridge Hickcox, or Woody as we know him. Every year it is… Continue reading 2022 Hickcox Award Winner – Olivia Milloway, 22C

Internships

How Hannah Miller (20Ox, 22C) combined her academic interests into one outstanding internship experience

I was really surprised by how easily I was able to combine my interests in marine science and communication. Scientific discoveries and discourses are often clouded by technical lingo and equations, and that generates a huge divide between the general public and the scientific community. I was very encouraged to see how the field of… Continue reading How Hannah Miller (20Ox, 22C) combined her academic interests into one outstanding internship experience

Student Field Research, Student Research

ENVS Lester Grant supports student research on DDT levels in soil

My name is Kathryn Barr. I am a junior in Emory College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in chemistry and minoring in environmental science. I am conducting research with Dr. Eri Saikawa, which is funded by a Lester grant from the Department of Environmental Sciences. I am studying the levels of DDT and the rate… Continue reading ENVS Lester Grant supports student research on DDT levels in soil

Climate Action, Students in the News

Youth views on climate crisis take the world stage – Emory News 11/2/21

Emory students and alumni are raising diverse voices on equity during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, now underway in Glasgow. From cohosting seminars to moderating discussions, students in Eri Saikawa’s “Climate and Society” class are making key contributions virtually. Read the full article here.

Student Awards

2021 Hickcox Award Winner – Panisara Jaijongkit, 21C

Every year it is our honor to choose an ENVS graduating senior who displays significant leadership, presence and service within the ENVS department and Emory community. The Hickcox Award is named in honor of ENVS distinguished Emeritus Professor (and Waffles Thursday King), C. Woodbridge Hickcox, or Woody as we know him. Every year it is… Continue reading 2021 Hickcox Award Winner – Panisara Jaijongkit, 21C

Climate Action, Student Field Research, Student Research

Student Research Finds Microplastics in Southfork Peachtree Creek

In the spring of 2021, Rachel Musetti 19Ox, 21C, received funding support from the Department of Environmental Sciences through the Lester Research Fund to pursue her project "Preliminary Analysis of Microplastic Uptake in Corbicula Fluminea." The goal of Rachel's project was twofold: attempt to document the presence of an invasive species on campus and determine if… Continue reading Student Research Finds Microplastics in Southfork Peachtree Creek

Student Awards, Student Research

Congratulations to the 2021 Lester Scholarship Recipient, Olivia Milloway 22C

The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction. – Rachel Carson Please join us in congratulating ENVS rising senior, Olivia Milloway 22C, on receiving the Lester Scholarship. We are honored to recognize Olivia’s gifts as a scholar… Continue reading Congratulations to the 2021 Lester Scholarship Recipient, Olivia Milloway 22C

Alumni in ENVS, Graduate Research, Student Research

Alumni Profiles – 4+1 Program in ENVS

The alumni in the 4+1 ENVS MS program are an impressive group, demonstrating the breadth of research opportunities available for an ENVS graduate student. The 5-year program offers students an in-depth understanding of the complexities of scientific evidence in both the natural and social sciences. The undergraduate preparation and graduate curriculum support independent research, with… Continue reading Alumni Profiles – 4+1 Program in ENVS

Internships, Student Awards, Student Research

Congratulations to the Green Internships Career Fund Awardees

Like so many opportunities in the summer and fall of 2020, the expectations of an internship experience shifted. Along with fluctuating expectations, paid internship opportunities became scarce. In late summer 2020, a generous donor stepped forward, providing funding to the Department of Environmental Sciences to support students with internships focused on the green sector. We… Continue reading Congratulations to the Green Internships Career Fund Awardees