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ESP graduate student is awarded a National Geographic Career Grant

Congratulations are in order! PhD student Elizabeth (Betsy) Collins has been awarded an Early Career Grant in the amount of $10,000.00 by the National Geographic Society’s Committee for Research and Exploration in support of her proposed project, “Holy Wood: A Powerful Tool for Understanding and Healing the Endangered Dry Forest”. Betsy’s dissertation research focuses on […]

Serendipity leads to journal article for ESP graduate student

A fortuitous encounter with bats in the forests of Tioman Island (Pulau Tioman) in Malaysia eventually led PhD student Marcus Chua to a collaboration that resulted in an article published in Mammalia which was later featured by National Geographic. Marcus shared this story with us via email: “It was part of a side project I did […]

ESP alumnus named Director of Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute

We are proud to recognize ESP alumnus Steven Monfort (Ph.D., 1993) for being named Director of Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, after having already served as Acting Director since November 2017. In 2006, Monfort became the director of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Virginia. In that role, he co-founded […]

Video: A series on our students in Environmental Science

In this post. we will be sharing four short videos about our ESP students –  each will feature a different environmental science major at GMU. Each student is unique and have different interests and passions, but they all have a love of the environment in common. The videos are produced by and shared courtesy of […]

5th Annual Science Slam 2018-19

It’s Science Slam time again! ESP students have consistently placed #1, #2, or #3 in all previous Science Slam events, so please help keep the streak alive! Science Slam is the College of Science (COS) student researcher communication competition. Apply ASAP to be considered for one of 3 preliminary rounds where you are eligible for […]

Turning science into policy: Reggie Allen

Affiliate Faculty and Executive-in-Residence, Col. (Ret.) Reginald Allen joined the ESP department on temporary assignment in April 2018 and his residency will end in April 2019. A highly decorated 30-year veteran of the U.S. Army, Reggie Allen opted to continue his life in the public service by joining the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2015. […]

Faculty in the news: Dr. Jennifer Sklarew

The October 2018 newsletter of the League of Women Voters in the Fairfax Area (LWVFA) mentioned a project to bring two hydropower micro-turbines to the Fairfax campus of George Mason University (on page 7). Lead PI Dr. Jennifer Sklarew of the Department of Environmental Science and Policy and her research team began the project working […]

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 undergraduates who took the required GIS course share how it has helped them

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: 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: Overview Two Graduate Research Fellowships will be awarded to ESP Master’s students in […]