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Faculty in the news: Dr. Jennifer Sklarew

The October 2018 newsletter of the League of Women Voters in the Fairfax Area (LWVFA) mentions a project to bring two hydropower micro-turbines to the Fairfax campus of George Mason University. From the Environmental Update section on Page 7 of the newsletter: STEAM Undergraduates for Renewable Energy is working with lead PI Dr. Jennifer Sklarew […]

Funding opportunities for ESP students

There are many funding opportunities posted for students on this website.  Please visit all of the pages below and check back often. Most are posted during the fall and spring semesters, but there are also plenty of summer opportunities. Scholarships Internships Fellowships (includes job listings)

Former ESP undergraduate students share their career success stories

Below are career success stories shared by students of the GIS course EVPP 430: Fundamentals of Environmental Geographic Information Systems taught by Dr. Vivek Prasad, adjunct professor of environmental science. This course is a core requirement for the Environmental Science, BS degree. September 2018 Bergit Uhran Student Contractor, Land Change Science Program United States Geological Survey […]

Spring and Summer Becker 2019 Graduate Fellowship – Apply Now

  To apply: Follow instructions on the flyer: https://esp.gmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Becker-Fellowship-2019-Spring-Summer-09282018.pdf Deadline: 5:00 pm, November 1, 2018 About The Richard and Catherine Becker Graduate Research Fellowship is made possible by a generous gift from the Beckers to the College of Science in November 2016: http://esp.gmu.edu/2016/11/becker-graduate-research-assistantship-is-established-with-generous-alumni-gift/ Overview Two Graduate Research Fellowships will be awarded to ESP Master’s students in […]

Inside Camp 41 in the rainforest near Manaus, Brazil with Dr. Thomas Lovejoy

What happens when an environmental journalist tags along on a trip to Camp 41 with the “godfather of biodiversity” himself?  She shares with us a story set in this iconic camp: a handful of tin-roofed, open-sided structures deep within the world’s largest tropical wilderness and home base for hundreds of ecologists conducting research over the past […]

Ten-week summer research project in the field funded by OSCAR

Six students majoring in environmental science, environmental and sustainability studies, and applied global conservation spent ten weeks in the field studying four fields (three near The Plains, Virginia, and one near Warrenton, Virginia) that were restored during the past five years. Their 7:00am – 3:00pm days were spent both out in the field collecting data as […]

Coral reef diving: determining the health of corals

MS student Nicole Bayne (left) and Associate Professor Dr. Esther Peters (right) photographed and collected data on the health of stony corals on the wreck of the Jay Scutti, an artificial reef sunk off Ft. Lauderdale, and during several other dive trips on reefs of Broward County, Florida, during August 2-8, 2018. Nicole has started […]

Welcome Week Event for all students, faculty, and staff

The ESP Department will be holding its annual welcome week event on the first Thursday of the Fall 2018 semester.  We hope to meet and greet new and returning students, as well as all of our faculty and staff.

Environmental Professional Career Network – new EPA mentorship program

The Department of Environmental Science and Policy is pleased to announce the launch of a new mentorship initiative known as the Environmental Professional Career Network (EPCN). This initiative is being offered to incoming and returning ESP students.  It was the brainchild of affiliate faculty member Colonel (Retired) Reginald E. Allen, who is a member of […]

ESP graduate is NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee

The Department of Environmental Science and Policy is proud to announce that one of our recent graduates is a NCAA Woman of the Year nominee! Sharon Dorsey (B.S., 2018), who graduated in 2018 with a degree in environmental science, credits her undergraduate classes and field experience as a student for her confidence and post-graduate success. […]