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Initiative for a Sustainable Earth (ISE) Workshop – April 3, 2017

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE! April 3, 2017 1:00-4:00pm Please see letter below. More details forthcoming. You can also download a PDF of the letter below.    

Dr. Esther Peters sheds some light on Seagrass ecosystems and their impact on coral health

  Associate professor Esther Peters was recently asked to comment on the recent Science article “Seagrass ecosystems reduce exposure to bacterial pathogens of humans, fishes, and invertebrates” (Science, February 2017) which explores Seagrass ecosystems. Below is the transcript of the Q&A between Dr. Peters and Jason Bittel, who covered the original article for Nature with “Ocean meadows scrub seawater of […]

2017 College of Science Undergraduate Research Colloquium

The College of Science and STEM Accelerator are pleased to announce the Call for Presentations for the 7th Annual Undergraduate Research Colloquium. The purpose of this event is to showcase the variety of undergraduate research projects in the College to other students and faculty. Location: Center for the Arts, Lobby and Grand Tier III Date: […]

Dr. Chris Parsons wins first place in NCSCE Fieldwork Photo Contest

Congratulations to Dr. Chris Parsons, whose entry entitled “Penguins in Antarctica” placed first (!) in the Fieldwork Photo Contest of the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE). See the second and third place winners of the contest and view the gallery of submissions here: Penguins in Antarctica, Titrations in Costa Rica, and Phytoplankton […]

Dr. Tom Lovejoy recognized by President Obama for his efforts as a Science Envoy

Dr. Tom Lovejoy, who recently received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Council of Science and the Environment (NCSE) was recognized by President Obama for representing the country as a Science Envoy in a letter of appreciation from the White House signed by the President. He participated in three trips during his service – to […]

Spring 2017 Graduate Student Orientation and Panel Discussion on Academic Publishing

Please see below for a message from the President of the ESP-GSA: Dear new and returning ESP graduate students, Please join us for the Spring 2017 Environmental Science and Policy orientation and panel discussion:  January 23rd at 1:00 pm in David King Hall (room DK 3006). This event is hosted by the ESP Graduate Student Association (ESP-GSA). This is the only […]

Dr. Changwoo Ahn is a finalist for the 2017 Teaching Excellence Award

Congratulations to Dr. Changwoo Ahn, who made the shortlist for the 2017 University Teaching Excellence Award.  The university Teaching Excellence Awards are Mason’s highest recognition for faculty members who demonstrate exceptional skill in and commitment to their teaching and learning practices, Outstanding teaching is an integral part of Mason’s mission and is deserving of significant […]

Dr. Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers at the 2016 UN Biodiversity Conference

ESP associate professor Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers recently participated in two side events at the 2016 UN Biodiversity Conference held in Cancun, Mexico from December 5-17, 2016. On December 12, she moderated the side event Lessons from the Paris Climate Agreement for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD); Presented by PBL Netherlands Environment Assessment Agency (PBL) which reflected […]

Former ESP guest scholar wins 2016 Oran R. Young Prize

Congratulations to Robert Ochieng, on winning the 2016 Oran R. Young prize for the best early-career paper of the 2016 Nairobi Conference – Does discourse matter in institutionalization? the case of REDD+ MRV in Indonesia, Peru and Tanzania. For a list of previous winners since the inception of this prize, please visit:  http://www.earthsystemgovernance.org/oran-r-young-prize-an-award-for-early-career-scholars/ Robert M. Ochieng […]

Mason Raises Peaceful Bees

by Cynthia B. Smith and edited by Aikwan Chong “George Mason bees are peaceful bees,” says Mason’s Honeybee Initiative Director, German Perilla. As part of the EVPP 302 Biomes and Human Dimension’s course taught by assistant professor Cindy Smith, students donned bee suits and explored the teaching hives, searching for parasites such as varroa mites which may have attached themselves to drones […]