Do you enjoy going to class in the lab or field? Thrive working with fungi, birds, fish, mammals, or trees? Dream of landing a "green collar" job in business? Want to push for policy toward sustainable development? Are you inspired to organize your community toward sustainability and social justice? ENVS students do these things.
Listen to Environmental Science major, Rachel Barone, discuss her summer work at Argonne National Lab:
We believe today's environmental problems require interdisciplinary thinking and integrated solutions. Our department trains students to see these problems from multiple perspectives: scientific, humanistic, political, ethical, cultural, historical, and geographic. Students have opportunities to do original, hands-on, mentored projects in the context of science, social values, writing, and economic and political realities.
ENVS faculty also involve students in their research focused on local freshwater quality, soil contamination, archaeology, forest management, aquaponics, sustainability in the global south, local environmental history, policy, and communication about current environmental issues.
We are a small close-knit community inside and outside the classroom. The Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Ithaca College is an exciting place from which to launch your environmental career.
- Many ENVS students are presenting their research at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research in Asheville, NC April 7-9. Stay tuned for updates.
- Environmental Science student Erika Bucior receives a Fulbright to study Invasive Scaevola Species in Trinidad and Tobago. Here is an article in the Ithacan about the three IC student Fulbright scholars and the official press release for Erika.
- The sap is running! Check out our maple sugaring program at the ENVS South Hill Forest Products website or on Facebook.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT GRANTS-up to $500 available for ENVS student to support research, conference travel, unpaid internships.... Application deadline is March 1, 2016. /hs/depts/envstudies/docs/advising/CareerDevelopmtGrant/
DRUGS IN OUR WASTEWATER: Collaborative research by ENVS professor Susan Allen-Gil, her research team, and colleagues at the Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility. http://ithacavoice.com/2016/02/37755/
SOUTH HILL FOREST PRODUCTS: IC Students get an early start making maple syrup. https://southhillforestproducts.squarespace.com/blog/2016/2/2/2016-sweet-sap-and-fresh-faces
IC STUDENTS TO REVITALIZE TERRACE DINING HALL ROOFTOP GARDENS. http://theithacan.org/news/ic-students-to-revitalize-terrace-dining-hall-rooftop-gardens/
TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS. Our students are using our 3D-printer to make water filtration systems based on biomimicry, designing and monitoring energy output from a novel microbial fuel cell system, and building robots to measure carbon monoxide and UV penetration and wirelessly transmit the results to the lab headquarters. These projects and more will be displayed in the Environmental Technology Exhibit Space in the Center for Natural Sciences.
ALLUVIAN. This online undergraduate journal is now accepting submissions for the fall 2016 inaugural issue. This first issue will focus on Nature and the City, and we welcome nonfiction essays, science narratives, and art/creative responses to urban environmental change. http://www.alluvian.space
ITHACA COLLEGE NATURAL LANDS: MANAGING FOR MULTIPLE USES & ENHANCING ECOSYSTEM SERVICES ON EDUCATIONAL LANDSCAPES http://www.icnaturallands.com/