environmental science

Randolph professor, students continue water quality monitoring project despite pandemic

Randolph’s 18-year streak studying the Blackwater Creek continued in 2020—just with some masks and social distancing thrown in.... READ MORE >>

Warren presents at environmental studies conference, elected to board of directors

Karin Warren landscape

Warrin, who was elected to serve on the AESS board of directors for a second term in June, made two presentations, including “Connecting Campus and Communities for Climate Justice” and “Getting the Most of External Reviews: Before, During, and After.”... READ MORE >>

Forestry internship gives Randolph student a taste of field work

Mitchell Doss '21 on the job as a Virginia Department of Forestry intern.

Doss spent his four-week internship working with the VDOF’s professional foresters and technicians. Assigned to every county and city in the state, their duties include providing forest management advice and other landowner services, wildfire protection, and timber harvest inspections to ensure water quality. ... READ MORE >>

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 >>