Environmental Studies and Science Department News
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.”
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.
Maddy Garcia ’23 was recently interviewed by Dyson College about her experiences in our environmental science program.
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.”
Check out our new addition to the garden – herbs. Soon they’ll be ready for anyone in the Pace community to pick and enjoy.
This year our organic vegetable garden is off to a great start thanks to seven dedicated students and several faculty and staff members.
Come participate in our Earth Month programs on Pace’s Pleasantville campus!
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.
Professor Melanie Dupuis, PhD, was quoted in an article for The City, discussing the proposed infrastructure plans to prevent flooding in Lower Manhattan.
Environmental Studies major Hayley Lewis ’21 recently discovered Paspalum, a NY state-endangered grass, on Pace University’s Pleasantville campus.
Through this grant, Dr. Rubbo will lead undergraduate and graduate students through a watershed assessment of the Pocantico River Watershed.
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...
Watch rising Senior Steven Sperling talk about his internship at Westchester Parks Foundation.
Watch senior Hayley Lewis talk about her internship at Pound Ridge Land Conservancy.
Watch rising sophomore Lucas Andujar talk about his internship at Mianus River Gorge Preserve.
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. 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.
Watch senior Environmental Science major Ray Martin talk about her internship at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.
Pace alum Ralph Green ’21 weighs in on how his major in Environmental Science put him on his path.
Keep up with the work being done by Pace students, faculty and volunteers in the organic vegetable garden on Pace’s Pleasantville campus.
Maddie Feaster is a Masters in Environmental Policy student at Pace University. She entered Pace’s program following her experience as a volunteer for Sound Watch in Friday Harbor, WA. Here she talks about her experiences working with Friends of San Juans and her upcoming internship with Hudson Riverkeeper for the Gabel Fellowship.
Dr. Anne Toomey discusses social and cultural meanings that communities have towards water bodies in this Hudson Valley Press article.
In early April, the Pace Sustainability Committee (PSI), a student-run environmental organization, coordinated a soil restoration project in Pace University’s New York City on-campus garden.
Prof. Rubbo’s Fundamentals of Environmental Science II course spent Thursday afternoon examining the ponds on Pace’s Pleasantville campus. Students were looking for sources of pollution, and they loved catching tadpoles.