EES Fall 22 Updates

The fall semester is going by fast! EES opened up the new academic year with the annual ice cream social and a Graduate Student Town Hall as we welcomed new and returning students and faculty.

EES is happy to welcome Dr.  Sarah Clements, a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, & Conservation Biology, who is helping teach a section of EES 117, and advising some of our first year EES students. We also are happy to welcome Isabelle Kostelnick as our new Social Media Coordinator. She is a sophomore EES student with a concentration in Forest Ecosystems as well as two minors in Sustainability and Forest Recreation Management.

EES has increased its academic offerings with a new minor in Sustainability. There is growing need to incorporate sustainability practices into all sectors, which requires professionals throughout the workforce to be conversant in sustainability science and who will be able to apply its principles to real-world problems. The minor in Sustainability grounds students with a foundational understanding of how our environment works, sustainability science, and problem-solving in an interdisciplinary context. Spanning many fields, electives then encourage students to apply the principles of sustainability to their own disciplines, training them to apply sustainability practices in their future professions.

Kate Ruskin, the EES Undergraduate Coordinator and lecturer for EES, received the NSFA College Teaching award in the spring of 2022. Our congratulations to her for the well-deserved honor.