environmental studies

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 >>

Warren elected secretary of the 500-Year Forest Foundation Board of Directors

Karin Warren

Karin Warren, the Herzog Family Professor of Environmental Studies, has been elected to serve as secretary to the 500-Year Forest Foundation Board of Directors. Warren has served on the board since November 2018 for the national non-profit organization, which works in partnership with private landowners to help ensure their forests are protected in the future.... READ MORE >>

All smiles: Niles Brown ’20 offers sustainable advice for new dental office

Niles Brown stands on the construction site for the new building he is helping design for Gateway Dental Exchange in Atlanta, Ga.

Niles Brown ’20 has gotten in on the ground floor of a construction project as part of his summer internship with Gateway Dental Exchange in Atlanta, Ga.  As a sustainability coordinator and advisory intern for the company, he has met with suppliers to discuss environmentally sustainable products and services pertaining to the building plans. He... 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 >>

Students learn about alternative energy, natural wonders, and vikings in journey to Iceland

Students and faculty hold a Randolph banner in front of a waterfall in Iceland

Nine Randolph environmental studies students and two faculty walked the glaciers, learned about vikings, and admired natural wonders in Iceland as part of a study abroad experience last week. The weeklong trip was part of the “Exploring Geology and Sustainability in Iceland” summer study seminar course, which examined climate change and alternative energy sources being... 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: Marie Abowd ’19

Marie Abowd

As we look back on Commencement, we’d like to share what some of our 2019 graduates are doing next! Marie Abowd ’19 is an environmental studies major who has been hired as a paid diversity outreach intern for the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Division of Soil and Water Conservation. Here’s what she had to... READ MORE >>

Meet the graduates: Maya Wheeler ’19

Maya Wheeler

As we look ahead to Commencement, we’d like to introduce some of our 2019 graduates! First up is environmental studies major Maya Wheeler ’19, who will start working for the Peace Corps in Senegal this fall. Here’s what she had to say about what’s next, and how Randolph prepared her for life beyond the Red... READ MORE >>