Archive for May, 2015

GREENOVATION Spring 2015 is published

The newest issue of the ESP newsletter, Greenovation, has just been published. Read the Spring 2015 issue. Previous issues are available for download at the Greenovation page.

The Rain Project floating wetland is featured on local TV news station NBC Washington

Check out this segment of the local Channel 4 news on Friday, May 22, 2015, featuring associate professor Dr. Changwoo Ahn and some students from his spring 2015 EVPP 378 Ecological Sustainability course. http://www.nbcwashington.com/video/#!/news/local/Students-Say-Pond-Class-at-GMU-Really-Floats-Their-Boats/304771321

Oceanographic expedition, shipwrecks, and microbial infauna in the Gulf of Mexico

Dr. Leila Hamdan led a research team which included three ESP students on the third oceanographic expedition of the Gulf of Mexico-SCHEMA project (Shipwreck Corrosion, Hydrocarbon Exposure, Microbiology and Archaeology).  The expedition occurred on the Research Vessel Pelican, operated by the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium.   The study, primarily supported by the Bureau of Ocean […]

Video: ESP undergraduates at the 2015 College of Science Convocation

  Congratulations to all the ESP graduate and undergraduate students at the 2015 College of Science Convocation held on May 13, 2015. The 21 ESP undergraduates are featured in the video below. List of 2015 ESP Award Winners  

The Rain Project Launch: Floating Treatment Wetland on Mason Pond

On May 12, 2015, students from the EVPP 378 Ecological Sustainability class taught by Department of Environmental Science & Policy associate professor Dr. Changwhoo Ahn launched a 1,700-plant floating wetland on Mason Pond. Known as The Rain Project, the floating treatment wetland is a year-long case study of what the founders of EcoScience + Art hope to perpetuate for […]

NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship Awarded to MS Student Julie Sepanik

Julie Sepanik (MS, EVSP concentration) has been awarded an NOAA Coastal Management Fellowhip.  She was matched with the Oregon Coastal Management Program to plan for sea level rise by building an inventory of vulnerable estuary shoreland resources, and will spend the next two years working there. http://coast.noaa.gov/fellowship/partners.html

ESP Graduate Student Sarah Kuppert wins Mason Science Slam Grand Slam

Update: Congratulations are in order for ESP graduate student Sarah Kuppert who came away the winner of the first Mason Science Slam Grand Slam held last Friday at the Johnson Center.  She took home a prize of $2,000. Previous post: Science Slam – Grand Slam Competition @ Johnson Center Atrium May 1 @ 7:00 pm […]