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."
After many years in the making, IC students launched MegsRadio.fm ahead of the Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance this past weekend.
We are also looking for volunteers to help us test out MegsRadio over the next two weeks. All we need you to do is use the app for a couple of days and let us know what you think. Please sign up here if you are interested: https://goo.gl/forms/TYiKnNb1BOzACKzk1
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.