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Congratulations to the Fall 2013 dean's list!

The university published it's Dean's List for fall 2013 to acknowledge the academic achievements of students who are enrolled in 12 to 14 credit hours and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, or 3.25 or better on 15 or more credit hours of course work.

Your Fall 2013 Environmental Sciences Dean's List:

Justin Ahn, Caroline Ball, Benjamin Best, William Bugg III, Carolyn Caggia, Tracey Chai, Shealyn Elstein, Dane Everitt, Bridget Flaherty, Ryan Fleming, Michael Foltz, Lauren Frederick, Lauren Frey, Rebekah Givens, Christopher Hayes, Timothy Hayes, Tyler Hays, Lauren Huffstetler, Allison Kenlan, Samual Klien, Troy Kling, Christine Knight, Lamecca Knoll, Shannon Logue, Margaret Mainguy, Sehdia Mansaray, Laura Mayhew, Charlotte Mendes, Jordan Moseley, Jonathan Olanin, Dipti Patel, Alexa Pecht, Alexandre Penegre, Wil Perkins, Kylie Piper, Braiden Quinlan, Sandra Ramsey, Austin Riddle, Bobby Roberts, Megan Rodgers, Margaret Silliman, Katie Thomas, Breanna Tillett, Patrick Tolan, Christine Viola, Geneva Walata, Christopher Warren, Jessica Westervelt, Sarah Wiebke, Jeremy Wood, and Joshua Zaager


Division of Academic and Student Affairs Student Council. 

There will be an interest/planning meeting on November 5th at 5pm in FYC 110.

DASA Flier


Environmental Sciences Graduate School Discussion

We will have a discussion on Graduate School including; graduate programs, the application process and much more! All ES Students are encouraged to attend our discussions scheduled for Thursday, October 24th 6 - 7 pm and Tuesday October 29th 7 - 8 pm in 106 FYC.

Congratulations to the Spring 2013 dean's list!

The univeristy pubished it's Dean's List for spring 2013 to acknowlegde the academic achievements of students who are enrolled in 12 to 14 credit hours and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, or 3.25 or better on 15 or more credit hours of course work.

Your Spring 2013 Environmental Sciences Dean's List:

Justin Ahn, Fiona Baker, Matthew Baker, Daniel Blye, Samantha Collier, Paul Cook, John Crick, Shealyn Elstein, Liam Finney, Bridget Flaherty, Ryan Fleming, Rebekah Givens, Jiayi Guo, Brenna Hannapel, Tyler Hays, Lauren Huffstetler, Troy Kling, Christine Knight, Forrest Kraus, Margaret Mainguy, Sehdia Mansaray, Caleb Melvin, Luke Moody, John Moricle, Jonathan Olanin, Dipti Patel, Alexa Pecht, Amber Perk, Austin Riddle, Bobby Roberts, Margaret Silliman, Tori Stanton, Katie Thomas, Breanna Tillett, Patrick Tolan, Heather Troutman, Sarah Wiebke, Jeremy Wood, and Shannon Younan


BOOKSTORE CONFIDENTIAl: Volume 5

Check out the latest Bookstore Confidential where Alex sits down with ES Student, Heather Troutman!


Plastic Propaganda

Plastic Propaganda video entry for the Institute for Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation by ES student, Heather Troutman.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE36x5D0MGM


New Undergraduate Coastal Summer Program on the Outer Banks of NC

There is a new summer program involving faculty from ECU, NCSU and UNC-CH.  This is an exciting and affordable 7-credit summer program at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute on the Outer Banks. The month-long Summester at the Coast will start in mid-May 2013.  This program will enable students to live and learn in the Outer Banks area about coastal oceanography, geology, engineering, ecology, economics, maritime history and culture.  The classes are designed for early undergraduate students of any background who are interested in coastal issues and/or science.  Details are here: http://csi.northcarolina.edu/content/summesteratthecoast.htm.


Congratulations to the fall 2012 dean's list!

The univeristy pubished it's Dean's List for fall 2012 to acknowlegde the academic achievements of students who are enrolled in 12 to 14 credit hours and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, or 3.25 or better on 15 or more credit hours of course work.

Your Fall 2012 Environmental Sciences Dean's List:

Stephanie Avent, Fiona Baker, Savannah Carter, Kristin Connors, Jared Dmiszewicki, Robert Dockery, Alexander Dyson, James East, Shealyn Elstein, Samantha Faber, Liam Finney, Bridget Flaherty, Tyler Hays, Tori Jefferson, Forrest Kraus, Rachel Mabe, Sehdia Mansaray, Katie McKnight, Graham Mossinghoff, Dipti Patel, Alexa Pecht, Austin Riddle, Bobby Roberts, Rebecca Sahm, Allison Sams, Andrew Simansky, Jordan Smith, Aaron Sugar, Katie Thomas, Breanna Tillett, Heather Troutman, Yadavan Varatharjah, Hannah Walker, Jeremy Wood


The G.R.E.E.N. (Global Renewable Energy Education Network) program

The GREEN Program enhances your understanding of the Renewable Energy and Sustainability industries by taking you outside of the classroom and into the field. By gaining exclusive access to different Renewable Energy facilities in Costa Rica, you will receive the hands-on experience you need to accelerate your career. The GREEN Program provides a perfect balance of interactive online modules, engaging group discussions, and exclusive facility visits to inform, engage, and inspire students of all majors.

The GREEN Program is a 12-day experience which combines education, adventure, and cultural immersion that creates a lasting impact and helps you accelerate your career.

GREEN's post program benefits allow like-minded students to stay connected through the GREEN Alumni Network. The Network provides Alumni access to internship and job opportunities, as well as industry events. 

To gain a better understanding of The GREEN Program visit our website at www.theGREENprogram.com, view our program video, and download our Program Package.


Graduate School Information Fair


Interested in Graduate School?

Attend the Graduate School Information Fair
Thursday, October 11, 2012
5:30-7:30 p.m. at the NC State McKimmon Center

Find a list of the programs attending at www.ncsu.edu/epack/

This event is free and open to the public!

Sponsored by the NC State Career Development Center and The Princeton Review


ENVIRONMENTAL sCIENCES fALL POTLUCK SOCIAL


The Environmental Sciences Fall Potluck Social For ES students and faculty will be Wednesday, September 12th at 5:00 pm at Picnic Shelter #5 in Pullen Park. Plates, utensils, cups, drinks, hamburgers, hot dogs and salmon will be provided. Friends and Family are welcome to attend this event. Just let us know how many people and what food item you plan to bring in your RSVP (sending an email to eachampi@ncsu.edu).

If you need specific directions to Pullen Park, or have a question, eachampi@ncsu.edu.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the event.


C2C Fellows

Today, hundreds of thousands of 20 year-olds in America have their own vision of the future. Which of them will be in Congress in 2020? Or at 28, be growing a successful green business, rewiring the world with clean energy, redesigning cities, reimagining the global food system? Where will they get the skills, ambition and courage to do this work?


We invite undergraduate and recent graduates who want to build this sustainable future to join us at our C2C Fellows training at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, October 26-28.

C2C Fellows weekend training workshops are for aspiring sustainability leaders in business and public policy. The trainings focus on skills development, including fundraising and communication. Graduates of the weekend workshops are eligible for scholarships to CEP’s masters programs in environmental policy, climate science and policy, and green business, as well as $1,000 scholarships for follow-on leadership trainings. 

Apply Now: the cost of the weekend trainings is $30 including food and lodging.


National Climate Seminar

Climate Seminar calls are Wednesdays at 12pm EST and held twice monthly via conference call. Assign the half-hour calls to your students for a chance to hear top scientists, analysts, and political leaders discuss climate and clean energy solutions. Download schedule here.

Date Presenter Conversation
Sep. 5 Hunter Lovins, Natural Capitalism Solutions Rio, Deja Vu?
Sep. 19 Bernie Sanders*U.S. Senator for Vermont Climate and the Election
Oct. 3 KC GoldenClimate Solutions Coal Exports: Just Say No?
Oct. 17 May Boeve350.org Social Movements & Politics
Nov. 7 Dallas BurtrawResources for the Future Clean Air Act, Next Steps
Nov. 21 Kim KnowltonNRDC Climate Change: A Matter of Health
Dec. 5 Eleanor SterlingCenter for Biodiversity and Conservation, AMNH Climate Change & Impacts on Biodiveristy













Wolfpack Welcome Week

Tuesday, August 14th 2 - 4 pm, Park Shops 200

Environmental Sciences Academic Program welcomes all freshman and transfer students to join us for some fun activities and meet your fellow classmates. You will be able ask any last minute questions and learn about our student organizations.


Kristin Skarie: Nothing New

Based on a self-imposed commitment to not buy anything new for one year, Kristin Skarie has learned some intriguing lessons on the difference between wants and needs. She translated her learnings from this reduced consumerism/consumption experiment to real life lasting leadership in unusual ways – mostly in the form of thought-provoking questions to examine what you want, what you need, and what you have to be a wildly successful leader. 

Come listen to Kristin share her experiences in Talley Student Center Ballroom at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 21. Be challenged to explore your needs and wants and to look deeply at what you already have to be a sustainable leader in your organization, your relationships, and your life in simple, positive, and profound ways.


WHEN: 4:00 p.m. - Tuesday, February 21
WHERE: Talley Student Center Ballroom
COST: FREE!

Co-sponsored by the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service and the University Sustainability Office.


Undergraduate Research Speed Dating

Feb. 9, 5-7 pm at Talley Ballroom, Information at http://go.ncsu.edu/researchspeeddating and  http://www.facebook.com/events/342029822498185/  


Special Seminar - Soil Science

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

2215 Williams Hall

The TVA Kingston Coal Ash Spill—Overview of the Response and Recovery Effort, Research Underway, Current Status, and Plans

Neil E. Carriker and William J. Rogers, Tennessee Valley Authority

Abstract

The December-2008 coal ash spill at the Tennessee Valley Authority Kingston Fossil Plant was unprecedented in scale. More than 5 million cubic yards of material spilled, completely filling an embayment and overflowing into the Emory River, completely blocking a 30-ft deep channel.  This presentation provides an overview of the response to this spill and the authorities under which clean-up is occurring. It describes the multi-disciplinary monitoring and research underway to chemically and toxicologically characterize the spilled ash, investigate geochemical and hydrologic processes influencing movement of ash and ash contaminants, and evaluate potential ecological of this large-scale accidental release of coal combustion products to the Emory River.  Initial results indicate some increased bioaccumulation of contaminants associated with ash, but observed ecological effects have been relatively small, considering the volume of material released. Continuing monitoring and research will focus on potential long-term environmental effects.


Special Seminar - Soil Science

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

2215 Williams Hall

The TVA Kingston Coal Ash Spill—Overview of the Response and Recovery Effort, Research Underway, Current Status, and Plans

Neil E. Carriker and William J. Rogers, Tennessee Valley Authority

Abstract

The December-2008 coal ash spill at the Tennessee Valley Authority Kingston Fossil Plant was unprecedented in scale. More than 5 million cubic yards of material spilled, completely filling an embayment and overflowing into the Emory River, completely blocking a 30-ft deep channel.  This presentation provides an overview of the response to this spill and the authorities under which clean-up is occurring. It describes the multi-disciplinary monitoring and research underway to chemically and toxicologically characterize the spilled ash, investigate geochemical and hydrologic processes influencing movement of ash and ash contaminants, and evaluate potential ecological of this large-scale accidental release of coal combustion products to the Emory River.  Initial results indicate some increased bioaccumulation of contaminants associated with ash, but observed ecological effects have been relatively small, considering the volume of material released. Continuing monitoring and research will focus on potential long-term environmental effects.


Rooted in the Mountains: Valuing Our Common Ground

2nd Annual Symposium Integrating Indigenous Science, Health, and Environment
October 20-21, 2011
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC

Keynote speakers: Jeff Biggers and Dennis Martinez

For more information, visit our website


NC State University Announces the Nineteenth Annual Ethnographic Field School, Summer 2012

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
May 25 - July 15, 2012
Environment, Health, Heritage, Identity, and Globalization in Mayan Communities

Field school website: http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/wallace or through the NCSU Study Abroad Office website: http://studyabroad.ncsu.edu/


EPA announced the 9th Annual P3 Awards

The EPA announced the 9th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet.

Solicitation can be found at: http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2012/2012_p3.html


Student-led Event Aims to Help Others Learn about Careers in Sustainability

NC State students in all disciplines interested in learning more about sustainability and how that translates into career opportunities are invited to a one-day conference to be held Saturday, October 15, 2011, at the NC State McKimmon Center. Participants may register for the full day or individual sessions. Lunch will be provided. This event has been organized by Net Impact, a student organization based in the NC State Poole College of Management, with the goal of reaching out to all college students in the area interested in helping to create a socially and environmentally sustainable world. Leaders of Triangle-area businesses, industry and government units will talk about sustainability practices in their organizations and be available to network with participants. There is no cost to attend but registration must be completed by October 13. To read more about this event and register, go to: http://tinyurl.com/3c2dh5j


FREE GRE Sample Course

The NC State Chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society will host a "FREE" GRE Sample Course hosted by Kaplan. The class will be offered as part of a Golden Key general membership meeting, yet is open to all NC State students. * Students must register in order to determine course material needs. To register, RSVP’s should be sent to ncstategk@gmail.com

What: FREE GRE Sample Course
Date: Thursday September 8, 2011
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Where: SAS Hall Room 2229

* For additional information about Golden Key International Honour Society, please view the following link: www.joingoldenkey.org


NC State Study Abroad Fair

Join us for the NC State Study Abroad Fair on Thursday, September 15th in the Talley Ballroom from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm! This is a great chance to learn about all of the study abroad options available here at NC State. Almost all of our 2012 Summer and Spring Break programs will be represented, along with tables for all of our semester study abroad options. This is an ideal opportunity to meet NC State students who have returned from studying abroad and who are eager to share their experiences. Faculty directors who lead programs and study abroad advisors will also be available to answer questions. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information about the fair and our programs, visit our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/NCStateStudyAbroad


Regional Summit on Sustainable Solid Waste Practices & Research, September 7 - 8, 2011

EREF is holding a Regional Summit on Sustainable Solid Waste Practices & Research on September 7-8 in Raleigh. Suitable for executives, managers, technical personnel, regulators, consultants, students and academia, EREF’s Regional Summits present key solid waste research findings and highlight impacts on practice as well as provide updates on legislative activities/policy as they relate to needed research. This particular event will feature a special session on landfill gas to energy and includes a bus tour of the Black Creek Renewable Energy Facility in Roseboro, NC.

Registration for the Regional Summit is free of charge for academia and students. More information, including online registration, can be found at http://erefdn.org/index.php/events/eventinfo/september_2011_regional_summit


Gulf Duty

By now you’ve probably seen the pictures from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill — officially the worst disaster of its kind in history. Experts and alumni from NC State are in the Gulf assisting with the ongoing efforts to clean up the spill and restore the wildlife and local beaches. Three offered to share their experiences: U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Cameron Cooper; Dr. Greg Lewbart, professor of aquatic animal medicine; and Dr. Greg Massey, a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Clinical Sciences who’s an expert on caring for oiled wildlife.

Author: Tracey Peake | tracey_peake@ncsu.edu

Link to story: http://www.ncsu.edu/faculty-and-staff/bulletin/2010/07/gulf-duty/


Two NC State Veterinarians Head to Gulf

Two NC State veterinarians and a veterinary technician headed south this week after receiving an emergency request from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for marine animal experts to assist in the Gulf Coast oil spill response. They join an NC State avian expert already in the field.

Dr. Greg Lewbart, professor of aquatic animal medicine; Dr. Craig Harms, associate professor of aquatic, wildlife, and zoologic medicine; and Shane Christian, marine animal veterinary technician, are working with the Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans to rescue sea turtles who have encountered the spill. The affected species include the endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles, green sea turtles, loggerheads, and hawksbills.

They expected to remain in the region for at least two weeks.

Avian expert Dr. Greg Massey is also working along the Gulf Coast rescuing pelicans and other sea and shore birds as part of an ongoing relationship with the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council.

Watch the WRAL video report.

Link to story: http://www.ncsu.edu/faculty-and-staff/bulletin/2010/06/vets-head-to-gulf/