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SoMAS Celebrates Earthstock 2017

SoMAS Celebrates Earthstock 2017

Earthstock, the Stony Brook University annual celebration of Earth Day, has been an annual tradition for years.  This year, in honor of our 50th Anniversary, SoMAS had a very significant presence at the event. On Monday April 17th, New York State Assemblyman Steve...
Update from Sustainability Studies Students in Graduate School

Update from Sustainability Studies Students in Graduate School

Kathryn Norman and Shannon Grogan attended the 46th annual Benthic Ecology Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC on the weekend of April 14th where they both presented posters on their research. They were so surprised to find out that they were presenting next to each other!...
Worm Lab Research Discovers Crumb Rubber Contains Heavy Metals

Worm Lab Research Discovers Crumb Rubber Contains Heavy Metals

Chemosphere, a peer-reviewed journal that focuses on environmental contaminants, has published a paper from the Sustainability Studies Earthworm Ecotoxicology Lab: Pochron, S., Fiorenza, A., Sperl, C., Ledda, B., Patterson, C., Tucker, C., … & Panico, N. (2017)....
SBU Mentors 21 Regeneron Finalists

SBU Mentors 21 Regeneron Finalists

Photo above: Regeneron Science Talent Search finalist Caitlin Gormley from Sayville Highschool standing with her GIS project Long Island as a region produced a total of 58 first-round prizewinners in the renamed Regeneron Science Talent Search (the competition was...
SoMAS 2016 Retrospective Banquet

SoMAS 2016 Retrospective Banquet

Many thanks for those that joined us on December 14, 2016 for our Holiday Retrospective with great food and people. The highlight was when Santa arrived and the little ones all got a ride with him. A special thank you to those who helped organize the event including...

EDP Student Examines the 2016 Election

In Dr. Jim Quigley‘s SBC 308 – American Environmental Politics course, students are tasked to compose a 500 word Op-Ed.  Soo Hyun Ahn, a Junior Environmental Design, Policy and Planning student in the class, chose to write his essay on the environmental...

Coffee with Hx2: Kristen Iversen

Join Heidi Hutner in this interview with Kristen Iversen; author of the acclaimed book, Full Body Burden. They discuss Full Body Burden, a nonfiction investigative memoir about Rocky Flats, a plutonium factory (nuclear weapons) in...

Coffee with Hx2: Courtney Williams

Join Heidi Hutner in this interview with Courtney Williams; cancer researcher who brings over a decade of experience and the molecular mechanisms of disease to parse the emerging data on the health and environmental impacts of shale gas...

Coffee with Hx2: Dr. John Warner

Join Heidi Hutner in this interview with Dr.John Warner; Green Chemist, about the need for “safe” and non-toxic green chemistry, and safe products. He calls for the re-education of chemistry students and scholars, so that they design and create products...

Coffee with Hx2: Wahleah Johns

Join Heidi Hutner in this interview with Wahleah Jones; employee of Black Mesa Water Coalition, a nonprofit organization working toward building healthy and sustainable communities on Navajo Nation and across the...

Coffee with Hx2: Colin Beavan

Join us in this interview with Colin Beavan; the world’s best known spokespeople on environmental issues, consumerism and human quality of life. He was called “one of the ten most influential men” by MSN, an “eco-illuminator” by Elle Magazine, a “best green...

Coffee with Hx2: Antonia Juhasz

Join Heidi Hutner in this interview with Antonia Juhasz; leading energy analyst, author, and investigative journalist specializing in oil. An award-winning writer, her articles appear in Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Harper’s Magazine, The Atlantic, CNN.com, The...

Coffee with Hx2: Eban Goodstein

Join Heidi Hutner in this interview with Eban Goodstein; Economist, author, and public educator who directs both the Center for Environmental Policy and the MBA in Sustainability at Bard College. He is known for organizing national educational initiatives on climate...
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