environmental studies

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 >>

Randolph announces 2019 Academic and Leadership Awards

Randolph College Banner

Randolph College held its annual Academic and Leadership Awards ceremony to honor students who excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. The following students received awards: Academic Awards Art and Art History Outstanding First Year: A’Nyeja Adams Rachel Trexler Ellis ‘44 Art Prize for Excellence in Art: Cai Czuhai... READ MORE >>

Sojka approved for tenure

Sarah Sojka

The Randolph College Board of Trustees recently approved Sarah Sojka, a physics and environmental studies professor, for tenure. She was also promoted from assistant to associate professor, effective July 1. Prior to coming to Randolph in 2013, Sojka received her undergraduate degree in environmental studies-public policy from Eckerd College and her master’s degree and Ph.D.... 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 >>