environmental science

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 >>

Senior research, RISE grant help Marie Abowd ’19 achieve childhood dream

Chincoteague Island Pony Swim (photo by James Hoskins)

A RISE grant paid for travel and lodging to attend the Chincoteague Island Pony Swim as part of her senior environmental studies research project: “Horsin’ Around: A Comparative Analysis of Wild Equine Management Strategies on Atlantic Coastal Islands.”... READ MORE >>

Summer Research project tests water quality for rainwater harvesting

Thinh Bill Pham '20 collects a sample of rainwater from a parking lot on campus

While most people hope for sunshine and clear skies in their summer forecast, Margaret Van Beek ’19 and Thinh “Bill” Pham ’20 are holding out for some more cloudy, rainy days. After all, rainwater is essential for their Summer Research project. “I have seen the weather app a lot this summer,” Van Beek said. “It’s... READ MORE >>

Meet the Class of 2018: Where are they now?

Aubrey Fane

On Sunday, about 160 graduates will receive their diplomas from Randolph College at the 2018 Commencement ceremony. Here’s what some of them will be doing next: Jessy Spencer ’18 Environmental Science major Hired by Virginia Department of Forestry “I was hired as a Forest Inventory & Analysis Field Technician with the Virginia Department of Forestry.... READ MORE >>