Alluvian, the environmental journal affiliated with the Environmental Studies and Sciences Department at Ithaca College, published its first online issue on Oct. 20th. In this first issue --Nature and the City-- journalistic articles, art, creative nonfiction, science work, and fiction and poetry pieces explore the human/nature boundaries within urban and virtual space. The contributing undergraduates for the first issue are from all over -- Ithaca College, Virginia Tech, University of Washington–Seattle, and the University of London. Alluvian, while based in Ithaca, N.Y., prides itself in representing natural and environmental writing from undergraduate students everywhere.
Alluvian is currently accepting rolling submissions -- art, environmental non-fiction, poetry, and environmental science writing from passionate students.
Xanthe Matychak, ENVS, will be sitting on two panels at World Makerfaire this weekend. In the first panel she will share the work that she does with the makers of Air Quality Egg, a web connected air quality sensor made in Ithaca by Wicked Device, LLC. Xanthe extended that work into a student project last semester that was featured at EdTech day.
On Wednesday, September 21st, Professor Sinton gave an invited Geochemistry Seminar at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University titled "Radiometric Dating of Submarine Basalts: Challenges to Determining the History of Galapagos Seamounts."
Jake Brenner (ENVS) is serving as a guest editor of a Special Feature in Ecology & Society, an open-access online journal devoted to sustainability science and co-authored a paper in the Special Feature.
Jake Brenner (ENVS) and Van Butsic (UC Berkeley) led a team of eight undergraduates (including Kent Bueche and Neal Anderson, recent ENVS graduates) in the first-ever systematic mapping of cannabis farms in northern California. The study took place in Humboldt County in the so-called “Emerald Triangle,” producer of 70-85% of the marijuana consumed in the US.