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New SENCER Models Engage Students in Fieldwork and Research

New SENCER Models Engage Students in Fieldwork and Research

From New SENCER Models Engage Students in Fieldwork and Research at the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement on August 8, 2017 The 2017 additions to the SENCER Model Series actively involve students in designing and carrying out projects as they master...
Worm Lab Students Bring Their Research to Miller Place High School

Worm Lab Students Bring Their Research to Miller Place High School

After four semesters of research, students from the Sustainability Studies Earthworm Ecotoxicology Lab under the mentorship of Sharon Pochron were ready to discuss their findings with the public. The students had investigated the effect of crumb rubber athletic fields...
The Artwork at SoMAS

The Artwork at SoMAS

The halls of our spaces are graced with a variety of art.  The artwork has its own history–some pieces have been commissioned, some were assignments, others were saved from previous institutions and there are even current pieces that cycle through the space.  On...
SoMAS Undergraduates Participate in URECA Festival

SoMAS Undergraduates Participate in URECA Festival

The UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH & CREATIVE ACTIVITIES (URECA) program, founded in 1987, awards research funding and travel grants to undergraduates, and is a central point of contact for students and faculty engaged in research and creative endeavors. URECA helps bring...

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...
SoMAS Students Participate in SEA Semester Journey

SoMAS Students Participate in SEA Semester Journey

Alexandra Bonecutter, a student in the Environmental Studies program with a Marine Science minor, and Ruthann Monsees, a student in the Coastal Environmental Studies program Sustainability Studies program, were part of a SEA Semester voyage that was recently featured...

Shamin Sahebzada wins Student Award for Academic Excellence

Shamin (pictured here center, with Dr. Sharon Pochron, left, and Mai Fahmy, right) was selected to receive an award for Academic Excellence in the Spring 2016. Criteria for this award included students whose passion for learning has extended beyond the classroom. Some...

The Future of Seed Saving at Stony Brook University

Joy Dinkelman is a student in the Sustainability Studies program here at Stony Brook University. This is her second contributed piece to the Sustainability Studies Blog. The end of the semester is wrapping up, I thankfully just finished up with my last final, but that...

Examining Seeds of Change

Joy Dinkelman is a student in the Sustainability Studies program here at Stony Brook University. After having the amazing and life-changing experience of attending the Omega Institute Seeds of Change conference this past Fall ’15 with fellow Sustainability Studies...
Emily Markowitz receives Undergraduate Recognition Award

Emily Markowitz receives Undergraduate Recognition Award

SoMAS is proud to announce that Emily Markowitz has been awarded the 2016 Undergraduate Recognition William J. Sullivan Award, the most prestigious service award Stony Brook presents to a graduating senior for academic accomplishments that go beyond the classroom...

Sustainability Studies Student to Cycle for Change

In 2011, I came to Stony Brook University totally unaware of the environmental truths of my time. In all my years of learning and growing, I had never been fully informed of the reality in which I existed. I had no idea that the asthma I struggled with for years was...

Students to Study Human Use Patterns at Ashley Schiff Park Preserve

When Margaret Conover asked the Sustainability Studies Program if we could quantify use-patterns in the Ashley Schiff Park Preserve, two Environment and Human Impact students enthusiastically said yes! With the help of Dr. Sharon Pochron, students Alexandra VanLoo and...
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