To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the School for the Environment hosted its 8th Annual Environmental Symposium. The event was held virtually due to COVID-19. All the posters can be viewed at the SFE Earth Day Symposium 2020 Poster Gallery.
Maria Vasco, an environmental studies and sustainability major who is passionate about changing plastic packaging in the beauty industry, is the first-ever recipient of UMass Boston’s inaugural Entrepreneur Scholarship. In addition to receiving $5,000, she is being mentored by the scholarship’s founder for the next two years.
Maria Rodriguez and other members of the Class of 2022 have joined one of UMass Boston’s three Living-Learning Communities as a way to connect with people with the same interests. Rodriguez is part of the Green Planet LLC. “I like to be a part of change, and Green Planet LLC gives me the ability to do that,” she said.
This semester, seven groups of seniors in Professor of Hydrology Ellen Douglas’s capstone class were tasked with contacting a restaurant/catering company that they frequent, doing an assessment of their plastic/single-use dishes/bags/straws, and making recommendations for replacements.
School for the Environment women featured by Women Mind the Water as part of Smithsonian Museum on Main Street story telling road show.
| October 15, 2018
Up on SoundCloud you will discover stories from around the U.S. as part of the Be Here series supporting the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street "Water/Ways" traveling exhibit. Look for School for the Environment women throughout all of the water stories.
The writings of PhD student (Environmental Sciences) Courtney Humphries will appear in a forthcoming book from MIT Press. The book presents stories that explore the universe and our place in it from the best science writers working today, of which Courtney is one!
The National Science Foundation has awarded UMass Boston alumnus and PhD candidate Sean McNally a Non-Academic Research Internship for Graduate Students to work with the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance. McNally will primarily be working on the Massachusetts Shellfish Initiative.
Max has always been committed to our forests. Whether working in Mexico on his research or working with the Mt. Hood Chapter of the Pacific Crest Trail Association, Max's passion for our planet is boundless. This past summer Max served as Gorge Crew Leader restoring trails damaged by the Eagle Creek Fire.
Kelly Luis, a PhD student in marine science and technology in UMass Boston’s School for the Environment and an IGERT fellow, has won a $72,000 Ford Foundation Fellowship, which will allow her to focus on researching the clarity of our ocean waters and her goal of becoming a professor.