Environmental Studies and Science Department News
Read Dr. Toomey’s “Facts Don’t Change Minds – Social Networks, Group Dialogue, and Stories Do”
In this blog post, Dr. Anne Toomey shares four ways researchers can engage with findings from the social sciences to better communicate their work.
Read Dr. Finewood’s newest paper assessing barriers to accessing GSI incentive programs in the US
In a paper published in the Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, Dr. Finewood and colleagues take an equity planning approach to assess barriers to accessing green stormwater infrastructure incentive programs.
New Publication on Sherman Creek Park Collaborative Research Project
This new paper describes a collaborative research project between Pace University faculty and students, and staff at the New York Restoration Project to understand social uses and values associated with a public park on the Harlem River.
Research Practicum Assisting Communities’ Conservation Efforts
Research Practicum Assisting Communities' Conservation EffortsTaught by Dr. Michael Rubbo, a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies and Science, ENV 498 is a Research Practicum course that has been assisting multiple communities’...
Read on Illuminem: A Youth Activist’s Personal View on COP27
Taylor Ganis ’23 recently published an article in Illuminem about her view on COP27.
Read On Waterwire: My Summer of Extreme Weather
Read on Waterwire: Julia Corrado ’23 describes her time working with the Waterfront Alliance as a climate advocacy and policy fellow. “When I started the fellowship, I was excited simply to work in my field of interest with people whose goals I share. I’m ending my time with the Alliance with a full-time position in the field, pursuing aligned goals.”
Recycling Right with Sustainable Westchester
Environmental Studies student Brooklyn Flick ’24 shares her experience interning at Sustainable Westchester. “As I move forward in my college career, I have begun to desire a way to put into practice what I have been learning in my classes. Therefore, when the opportunity to work with a company called “Sustainable Westchester” in their Zero Waste division opened up, I knew it sounded exactly right; or Recycle Right as I was later told.”
Fall 2022 Speaker Series: Environmental Science and Policy
The Environmental Studies and Science department is hosting a Fall Speaker Series on Environmental Science and Policy. Our kick-off event on September 29 is a virtual webinar by Dr. Susanne Moser about science-practice interaction and communication on climate change resilience.
Q&A With Madelyn Aryanna Garcia ’23
Maddy Garcia ’23 was recently interviewed by Dyson College about her experiences in our environmental science program.
Tibor T. Polgar 2022 Fellowship Presentations of Findings
On Thursday, August 18, 2022, The Hudson River Foundation and the National Estuarine Research Reserve hosted the Tibor T. Polgar 2022 Fellowship Presentation of Findings. As a Polgar Fellow, Environmental Studies major Gabrielle Robb ’22 presented her research titled “Investigating the Distribution and Drivers of Invasive Trapa natans in the Hudson River Estuary with a Multi-Scaled Approach.”
Update from the Pleasantville Garden
Check out our new addition to the garden – herbs. Soon they’ll be ready for anyone in the Pace community to pick and enjoy.
Update from the Pleasantville Organic Vegetable Garden
This year our organic vegetable garden is off to a great start thanks to seven dedicated students and several faculty and staff members.
Was there a “pivot” to local food systems during the COVID-19 food supply chain crisis?
Dr. E. Melanie DuPuis and her colleagues scraped Twitter to find out.
Celebrate Earth Month
Come participate in our Earth Month programs on Pace’s Pleasantville campus!
FORCE OF NATURE: MADDIE FEASTER ’21
Through a hands-on internship, Coast Guard veteran and Master’s of Environmental Policy student Maddie Feaster ’21 took her environmental advocacy skills from the classroom to the state capitol.
Read in The City: FDR Drive Tear-Down and Manhattan Land Extension Eyed in Downtown Flood Plan
Professor Melanie Dupuis, PhD, was quoted in an article for The City, discussing the proposed infrastructure plans to prevent flooding in Lower Manhattan.
Hayley Lewis ’21 Discovers State-Endangered Grass on Pace Campus
Environmental Studies major Hayley Lewis ’21 recently discovered Paspalum, a NY state-endangered grass, on Pace University’s Pleasantville campus.
ESS Professor Awarded NYS DEC Grant
Through this grant, Dr. Rubbo will lead undergraduate and graduate students through a watershed assessment of the Pocantico River Watershed.
Alumni Spotlight: Sabrina Torres ’19 Takes on Sustainable Agriculture
Alumni Spotlight: An Interview with Sabrina Torres '19Sabrina Torres graduated from Pace University in 2019 with a BA in Environmental Studies. Below Sabrina reflects on her experience at Pace University and her personal journey in the environmental field. What was...
Intern Spotlight: Steven Sperling at Westchester Parks Foundation
Watch rising Senior Steven Sperling talk about his internship at Westchester Parks Foundation.
Intern Spotlight: Hayley Lewis at Pound Ridge Land Conservancy
Watch senior Hayley Lewis talk about her internship at Pound Ridge Land Conservancy.
Intern Spotlight: Lucas Andujar at Mianus River Gorge Preserve
Watch rising sophomore Lucas Andujar talk about his internship at Mianus River Gorge Preserve.
ESS Professor Awarded $499K NSF Grant
Pace University professors Dr. Matthew Aiello-Lammens and Dr. Erika Crispo have received a $499,354 five-year award from the National Science Foundation for their project, RCN-UBE: Biological and Environmental Data Education Network: Preparing Instructors to Integrate Data Science into Undergraduate Biology and Environmental Science Curricula.
Dr. Toomey and Dr. Palta Publish Article In Local Environment
Dr. Anne Toomey and Dr. Monica Palta co-authored an article in Local Environment about how even polluted urban waterways can be important places for community place-making, and this can be important in the context of coastal resilience planning.