The goals of BC's Environmental Studies minor are to provide undergraduate students with: an awareness of the scientific, political and cultural aspects of the world's environmental problems and paths toward sustainable solutions;a background for environmentally related careers in business, education, law, policy or research; and preparation for graduate study.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Weekly Announcements 4/30
Remind your friends! ENVS Major Applications for the Class of 2022 are due THURSDAY MAY 2ND!
Garbage Numbers: Accounting for Solid Waste in the US and Pathways to Sustainability
April 30th 12-1 PM Devlin 201
Senior Poster Session
May 1st 3:30-5:30 PM
Pop-up Thrift Shop
May 1st 11 AM-3PM
Fuel for the Planet from Sunlight and Water
May 1st 4-5 PM Devlin 008
Solar-fuel expert Harry Gray will be presenting a lecture on Wednesday (5/1), titled Fuel for the Planet from Sunlight and Water. Professor Gray is a leading research chemist at CalTech, but his lecture is designed so that all academic disciplines can understand it.
This event is open to anyone interested in hearing about solar-fuel technologies that may redefine our energy infrastructure in the coming decades
Interdisciplinary Coastal MS Research Assistantship
Apply by May 1st
A unique coastal research assistantship opportunity is available at the University of Maine involving an interdisciplinary faculty team from Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Earth and Climate Sciences, and Department of Communication and Journalism. We are seeking a highly motivated student with strong quantitative analysis skills that is interested in solutions driven, stakeholder engaged research focused on land-sea connections and estuary dynamics driving coastal pollution problems affecting shellfishing industries in Maine (see related AGU Blogosphere article). A more detailed description is provided in the attached announcement. Please contact Dr. Lauren Ross if you have questions regarding the position and/or research prior to the posted deadline of May 1, 2019.
NYC Freshkills Park Climate Change Intern
NYC Parks & Rec Department Freshkills Park Climate Change Intern
The Climate Change Internship offers a unique research opportunity to actively assist with the direction of park projects. The Climate Change Intern will aid the park development team in determining new and viable research based projects and in aligning our current projects with science-based climate change agendas.
CLICK HEREfor a full list of NYC Parks & Rec internships
Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy
Apply by May 30th
The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week "boot camp" for future decision makers eager to join the sustainability and energy revolution happening around the globe. Held annually since 2011, the program boasts over 400 alumni. During weekdays, SISE'ers participate in high-level talks, visit energy and sustainability sites, and network. During evenings and weekends, they work collaboratively on a research project and enjoy exploring Chicago.
Theme This year’s theme, Implementation, moves beyond the “what” to the “how.” Building on the research of previous years, 2019 SISE Fellows will engage with Chicago communities and collaborators to develop critical strategies to help local neighborhoods realize their vision for their future. They will engage with theory and case studies, and then move to the streets and homes of our Chicago neighbors and communities where real change is made at the ground level.
Applicants Participants (SISE'ers) from around the country join SISE at the University of Illinois at Chicago. SISE'ers are chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants from across the country. Diversity is one of the strongest features of the program, with participants representing a broad range of backgrounds and expertise. They live together. They research together. They become a part of our extended and international "SISE family."
Cost and Support
There is no program fee.
Lodging is provided for all participants.
Transportation support is provided to many participants.
How to Apply
Senior or Junior-level undergraduates, graduate students, recent graduates, and professionals working in the fields of sustainability and energy are eligible to apply
The application process includes: An online application, a resume/CV, one letter of recommendation & a short Skype/Google Hangouts interview
Applications are accepted through May 30; interviews must be completed by June 15
UVM Emerging Environmental Law Curriculum Conference
June 20-22nd Free - Register Now
Vermont Law School is hosting the Emerging Environmental Law Curriculum Conference, June 20-22, 2019, at our campus on the banks of the White River. Vermont is a lush and green place to visit in the summer, and Vermont Law School is the perfect setting for law professors to discuss the environmental law curriculum of the future. Register now to join us in June!
Boston College Environmental Studies Program Devlin 213 Graduate Assistants: Isabelle Kennedy / Joseph Manning / Sarah Brandwood ENVSTUDIES@BC.EDU