Environmental Studies and Science Department News

Recycling Right with Sustainable Westchester

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

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.

Tibor T. Polgar 2022 Fellowship Presentations of Findings

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.”

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.