environmental science

Randolph student receives recognition from Udall Foundation

Paige Edwards '21

Paige Edwards ’21, who is double majoring in chemistry and environmental science, was recently selected as an honorable mention for the highly competitive 2020 Udall Undergraduate Scholarship. ... READ MORE >>

Experience Matters: Randolph grad spends the year working as part of the Chesapeake Conservation Corps

Tyrah Cobb-Davis ’19 has conducted restoration work at various sites in Virginia and Maryland as part of her work with the Chesapeake Conservation Corps.

Tyrah Cobb-Davis ’19 has known for a long time that she wants a career in the environmental conservation field. The hard part has always been choosing a direction. That’s why she took advantage of every environmental opportunity she could find while at Randolph. Her classes, internships, and especially a Summer Research project studying the implementation... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor and staff member present at national summit

Karin Warren, the Herzog Family Professor of Environmental Studies, presented this week at the Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit alongside Allison Brooks, Randolph’s sustainability coordinator. The summit, which was held in Atlanta, Georgia, brings together higher education leaders from across the nation share cutting-edge solutions and ideas during next-level conversations. “At Randolph, we are committed... READ MORE >>

Internationally acclaimed climate change scholar lectures on ‘How to Solve Climate by 2030’

Eban Goodstein gives the lecture “How to Solve Climate by 2030” to Randolph environmental studies and science students and other members of the Randolph community.

On Wednesday, Randolph students, faculty, and staff learned from one of the world’s leading voices in the environmental field about the ways they can help reduce climate change. Eban Goodstein, an economist, author, and public educator who directs the Center for Environmental Policy and the M.B.A. in sustainability at Bard College, gave the lecture, “How... READ MORE >>

VP of sustainability for The Cheesecake Factory shares expertise with students, offers internship opportunity

Megan Bloomer meets individually with seniors

On Thursday, the Randolph community got the chance to hear about how cheesecake can be sustainable. Megan Bloomer ’06, the vice president of sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for The Cheesecake Factory, shared her career experiences and offered advice to environmental studies and sciences students. She also provided information about a new remote internship... READ MORE >>

Mitchell Doss ’21 enjoys high-flying internship with Institute for Advanced Learning and Research

Mitchell Doss prepares a DJI Matrice 100 drone for take-off

For Mitchell Doss ’21, the summer is literally flying by. As part of his internship with the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville, Va., Doss is using high-tech drones to survey farms, vineyards, and breweries across the state, and then using that data to help businesses improve their maximum yield. “I worked at... READ MORE >>

Heat of the summer: Students research effects of climate change, heat stress on seagrass beds

(From left) professor Sarah Sojka, Alex Kulvivat, Paige Edwards, and Jdody Misidor in the water along the eastern shore of Virginia.

Alex Kulvivat ’22, an aspiring aerospace engineer, has always enjoyed building and creating things. Though he knows the path to achieving his career goal is a long, difficult one, he is already gaining plenty of field experience. “Back in high school, I made a couple of products, and one was a posture training device,” Kulvivat... READ MORE >>

Saving the planet, one forest at a time

(from left) Ranjitkar, Jin, and Warren consult a field guide during one of their forest inventories

Keyu Jin ’20 and Priscilla Ranjitkar ’20 both entered the environmental science field because of their passion for protecting the environment—and because they enjoy the hands-on activities and field trips that the major entails. Now, they’re expanding their skillsets to include forestry and wilderness survival as part of a Summer Research project. Jin and Ranjitkar... READ MORE >>

Graduate outcomes: What’s next for the Class of 2019?

The Class of 2019 graduated in Smith Hall Theatre on Sunday, May 12. Here is what some of them will be doing next in their lives beyond the Red Brick Wall: Maya Wheeler Major: Environmental studies Working for the Peace Corps in Senegal “I was mostly interested in the environmental field and agriculture, so when... READ MORE >>

Meet the graduates: Tyrah Cobb-Davis ’19

Tyrah Cobb-Davis

As we look ahead to Commencement, we’d like to introduce some of our 2019 graduates! Tyrah Cobb-Davis ’19 is an environmental science major who has been selected for a six-month paid internship with Oak Spring Garden Foundation, Here’s what she had to say about what’s next, and how Randolph prepared her for life beyond the... READ MORE >>