ESS Student Wins Dyson College Scholastic Achievement Award
Ying Xin (Winnie) Zhao ’20, Environmental Science graduating student, won the Dyson College Scholastic Achievement Award. This award is given to a graduating student who excelled in scholarship, effectiveness in class discussions, research, and general performance in a baccalaureate degree program. Winnie worked as a mentor to teens in a virtual part-time summer internship through the Fresh Air Fund in their National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) – Environmental Education credentialing program.
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.