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

Graduate Research, Student Field Research, Student Research

What happens when COVID-19 derails your summer research? Just ask Christie Jones, 4+1 ENVS BS/MPH student.

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.

Faculty Research, Student Research

Ossabaw Island Flyover from the Georgia Coast Atlas project

April 22, 2020 Looking for an escape? Enjoy the latest island "flyover" video from the Georgia Coast Atlas project. The video, published on Southern Spaces, was produced by the Center for Digital Scholarship, with Michael Page, ENVS alumna Leotie Hakkila, and me (Professor Tony Martin) as some of the coauthors on the article. STORY & VIDEO LINK… Continue reading Ossabaw Island Flyover from the Georgia Coast Atlas project

Graduate Research, Student Field Research, Student Research

Bat ecology in the era of pandemics

Amanda Vicente, a PhD student in the Gillespie Lab, researches cave dwelling bats in her native Costa Rica. Amanda's important research, supported by ENVS BS/MPH students and ENVS undergraduates, is featured in an outstanding article from Carol Clark with Emory Communications. Enjoy the full article here: Bat ecology in the era of pandemics Congratulations to… Continue reading Bat ecology in the era of pandemics

Student Field Research, Student Research

Undergraduate Research at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

Annie Schiffer (C'20) My name is Annie Schiffer, and I am a senior studying biology and environmental sciences in the college. I am currently working on an honors thesis with Dr. Berry Brosi in the Department of Environmental Sciences, studying plant-pollinator networks and community ecology in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Before joining Dr. Brosi’s team,… Continue reading Undergraduate Research at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

Alumni in ENVS, Graduate Research, Student Field Research, Student Research

BS/MPH 4+1 alumna, Miranda Mitchell: Choose Your Own Adventure

Miranda Mitchell (C'18, RSPH '19) So excited to see this accomplished alumna appear in a spotlight profile for the Rollins School of Public Health. We invite you to enjoy learning more about Miranda's experience as a BS/MPH 4+1 student by clicking this link. Miranda's adventures in Costa Rica conducting field research were profiled in February… Continue reading BS/MPH 4+1 alumna, Miranda Mitchell: Choose Your Own Adventure

Student Awards, Student Research

2019 Hickcox Award Recipient – Camille Mosley

Commencement is always bittersweet, while we rejoice in the accomplishments of ENVS graduates, we are sad to say goodbye to students who have made a real difference in the ENVS community.  Since 2015, the Department of Environmental Sciences has been honored to present the Hickcox award to a graduating senior. Named in honor of ENVS… Continue reading 2019 Hickcox Award Recipient – Camille Mosley