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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Nine years ago, Jacqueline Yap (C’15) found her interest in climate change piqued after a visit to China the summer before her freshmen year at Emory. That interest, not only shaped her undergraduate experience at Emory as a student of environmental sciences, but was also pivotal during her time in law school at George Washington… Continue reading Building Blocks: Jacqueline Yap (C’15) reflects on how her ENVS degree prepared her for law school and beyond
Christie Jones was at a crossroads as she came to the end of her second year at Emory. She was on the path that she had always envisioned - a biology major completing her pre-med requirements, but she felt something was missing. Fortunately, luck and circumstance intervened offering Christie on opportunity to develop her interests… Continue reading What happens when COVID-19 derails your summer research? Just ask Christie Jones, 4+1 ENVS BS/MPH student.