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New permanent rooftop greenhouse facility shines

Finally, after a long wait spanning several years, the ESP greenhouse has a new (and permanent) home!  Located on the 4th floor of the newly-renovated Exploratory Hall on the Fairfax campus, it is a state-of-the-art facility with three main rooms: a prep room with a storage area, a second room for plants who live in […]

PhD alumnus selected for The Resilience Academy

Vivek Prasad, a PhD graduate of the Department of Environmental Science & Policy, has been selected for the first two Resilience Academy sessions, to be held in Bangladesh (2013) and Munich (2014). The theme for Resilience Academy 2013 is: exploring livelihood resilience.  This first Resilience Academy will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 16-21 September, 2013. The Resilience […]

Study abroad students published by African Wildlife Foundation

Ryan Valdez, a PhD student in the Department of Environmental Science & Policy who studies the ecological response of group ranching in Kenya, is the faculty director for the Mason study abroad course Kenya Ecology and Conservation. During the last course in the winter of 2013, Valdez approached the African Wildlife Foundation about publishing his […]

Greenovation Summer 2013 is here

  The Summer 2013 issue of the ESP Newsletter, Greenovation, has been released.  Check it out now!

PhD student receives Fulbright Award

Ashley Milton, a PhD student in the Department of Environmental Science & Policy, has received a Fulbright award for her dissertation project, “Forest Resilience for Sustaining Livelihoods and Ecosystem Services.”  Her research focuses on how the people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are affected by deforestation, logging, fuel wood harvesting, and settlement creation. Milton […]

Save the date! ESP Graduate Programs Q&A Info Session

The Department of Environmental Science and Policy will be hosting a Graduate Program Question & Answer Information Session for new and returning graduate students as well as faculty who advise graduate students. We will be answering questions such as “How do I get paid if I receive funding?,” What are the required number of credits […]

NRC Chairman Dr. Allison Macfarlane confirmed for a full 5-year term

Dr. Allison M. Macfarlane, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Science & Policy, has been sworn in to a full five-year term on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and has been designated by President Obama to continue serving as the agency’s chairman. Macfarlane, who joined the commission as a member and chairman July 9, 2012, for the remainder of […]

PhD student receives Doan Fellowship

Robert Slate, a PhD student in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, is the recipient of a 2013-2014 Doan Fellowship at the Chemical Heritage Foundation for his research entitled, “Regulating Nanomaterials: Drawing Lessons from TSCA and REACH.”  The award includes a stipend in the amount of $3,000 in support of his research stay of one […]

FCPS students visit Wetland Mesocosm Compound

On a bright sunny day, middle school students from Lake Braddock Secondary School and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology gathered in small groups at the Wetland Mesocosm Compound to listen to George Mason University undergraduates talk about their environmental research. In one group, middle school students were learning about the difference between having a […]

Published paper by MS student gets tweeted by President Obama

Students often look to their professors or mentors for validation of their work. In Peter Jacobs’ case, the president of the United States has endorsed his research.