The Miller Scholarship in Environmental Studies is an annual $2,500 scholarship awarded to a qualifying Environmental Studies student for Fall Quarter. The scholarship is open to all Environmental Studies majors that: 1) have a minimum GPA of 3.0; 2) have completed 90+ credits towards their degree; and 3) have submitted a valid FAFSA for the academic year. The award is to support academic related expenses for continued study in the Environmental Studies program. The scholarship application is open in Spring Quarter and the scholarship is awarded for use in the following Fall Quarter.
CEJS Fellowships Thanks to the generous donations of our CEJS supporters, we will be offering two student research fellowships for the 2022-2023 academic year: the Gary L. Chamberlain Student Research Fellowship and the Francis Student Research Fellowship.
Ecology, Evolution, Environmental and Society Fellowships. The EEES Scholars Program is a workshop designed to diversify the next generation of academic leaders in the fields of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Earth Systems Science and Environmental Social Sciences. We seek motivated students who are curious about graduate careers in the Environment and are looking for support in the graduate school application process.
Undergraduate research is an inquiry or exploration of a topic within an academic discipline by a student that makes an original contribution to the field of study.
Getting involved in student research is a great way to further explore your academic passions and interests. Research opportunities are available for all academic disciplines. The Student Research Program can assist you with organizing, funding, presenting, and even publishing your own research.
Student Research Program opportunities include:
For more information about the latest SU student research opportunities, visit the Student Research Program site.
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The Environmental Studies Department offers small financial grants to support student research projects and attendance at professional conferences related to sustainability or the environment. The Application for Funds to Support Student Research is accepted on a rolling basis and awards are subject to fund availability.
As an EVST student, you will complete a capstone research project. The issue may be of local, national or international concern, so long as it is an identifiable problem about which you can gather information. The problem that you choose to investigate must:
You will use empirical data (often a mix of published studies, archival data and existent databases) to answer your research question.
Previous Capstone Projects have considered equity and effectiveness of urban gardens, ways to improve access to farmers' markets, effective organizing practices for farm workers, policies to reduce run-off and the reintroduction of wolves.
Kylie, Emily, and Grace assisted Professor Heidi Liere, this Summer, with her research in Seattle exploring the impact of urbanization on biodiversity. The team collected and analyzed field data - identifying beneficial insects in community gardens throughout the city. The students honed their field and lab skills while building life-long friendships with fellow team members. Grace notes that, "Our field weeks were full of beetles, laughter, lots of water, and flower names I had never heard before!" Dr. Liere continues to analyze the data. The students presented their work at the Murdock College Science Research Conference, where they received the Best Poster Presentation award in the Ecology-Evolution-Biodiversity category. For information about Dr. Liere's research and to learn more about future opportunities, contact Dr. Liere.