Environmental Studies and Science Department News

Celebrate Earth Month

Celebrate Earth Month

Come participate in our Earth Month programs on Pace’s Pleasantville campus!

FORCE OF NATURE: MADDIE FEASTER ’21

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.

ESS Professor Awarded NYS DEC Grant

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.

ESS Professor Awarded $499K NSF Grant

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. 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.

Maddie Feaster ’21 Talks About Her Internship for the Gabel Fellowship

Maddie Feaster ’21 Talks About Her Internship for the Gabel Fellowship

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.

Soil Restoration Project at Pace’s NYC Garden

Soil Restoration Project at Pace’s NYC Garden

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.

Catching Tadpoles

Catching Tadpoles

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.

Two ESS Professors Named Periclean Faculty Leaders

Two ESS Professors Named Periclean Faculty Leaders

Environmental Studies and Science researchers and professors, Anne Toomey, PhD, and Monica Palta, PhD, have been selected as awardees of the Periclean Faculty Leadership Program (PFL) in STEM and Social Sciences.

NYC Water Justice Tour

NYC Water Justice Tour

On Tuesday, October 27, students joined Dr. Toomey on a walking tour of lower Manhattan where students, faculty, and staff were able to explore New York City’s complicated past, present, and future of water justice in lower Manhattan.

Protect Scientific Diversity

Protect Scientific Diversity

Two Environmental Studies and Science researchers and professors, Anne Toomey, PhD, and Monica Palta, PhD, are championing a call to protect scientific diversity with help from international scientists.