Latest Env. Studies and Science Department News
Dr. Anne Toomey and Dr. Monica Palta discuss their research examining the current social and ecological environment of Coney Island Creek, a heavily polluted waterbody in New York City, slated to be substantially redeveloped in the coming years.
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.
Kaylyn Murphy ’18 has recently accepted the Foley Graduate Fellowship in Natural Science Education with Walking Mountains Science Center in Colorado.
The Jefferson Awards for Public Service recognize individuals for their public and volunteer service, and dedication to improving the quality of life in their communities.
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.
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.
Governor Cuomo has signed into law a bill based on research conducted at Pace University’s Environmental Policy Clinic.
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.
Winnie Zhao ’20, Environmental Science graduating student, won the Dyson College Scholastic Achievement Award.
The Pace Sustainability Initiative won the Dean Emanuel Heller Meritorious Service Award, given to the Pace University student organization that demonstrates outstanding collective participation in University and community affairs.
Clinical Associate Professor Michael Rubbo and students Angelica Arocho ’22 and Morgan Kelly ’20 presented their research entitled “Biodiversity in the Suburbs: The Pocantico River Watershed as a Hotspot for Natural Resources” at the 2019 Student and Faculty Research Days.
Assistant Professors Monica Palta and Anne Toomey teamed up on a project to investigate the social-ecological dynamics of urban waterfront governance along the Coney Island Creek in Brooklyn. Various Pace students and alumni have been involved in this research and have contributed to a paper that combines the natural and social science data to tell a larger story of human-waterfront dynamics in New York City.
Pace University Environmental Policy Clinic students Christina Thomas ’19 and Margaret (Peggy) Doyle ’19 participated in an official US Coast Guard process of governance.