FLI Summer Sustainability Interns

Mary McLoughlin '15 and Cameron Benoit '16 are spending the summer working as sustainability interns for the Finger Lakes Institute. Each is focusing on a different area of sustainability at the Colleges, from preparing the Eco Representatives to change student habits for a lifetime to working to curb greenhouse gases institutionally. Their internships are funded by the Office of Sustainability ...  More >>

Magee on China’s Neighbor Relations

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Darrin Magee, a geographer with expertise in water and energy in China, was recently quoted in an article about the threat to regional stability posed by China's complex dam system and, particularly, its lack of clear and effective communication about them. "Troubled waters: the Mekong River crisis," appeared in Financial Times magazine. The article de...  More >>

ESSYI 2014 Kicks Off

This week, Hobart and William Smith Colleges' Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute (ESSYI) welcomed talented high school students from all over the world to campus for two weeks of immersive education in environmental studies. Led by HWS faculty, students took core samples from Seneca Lake aboard the William Scandling, studied one of the largest active landfills in the country at Seneca M...  More >>

Knopka ‘14 Protecting Endangered Birds

Spending his summer on the beaches of Cape Cod, Sam Knopka '14 was thrilled to recently be hired by the Trustees of Reservations as a shorebird technician. He is working to help protect the dwindling population of Piping Plovers, an endangered bird species that nests on the shores of Cape Cod, Mass. The Trustees of Reservations is a non-profit organization that owns land throughout Massachusetts ...  More >>

Weather and Wine

When Daniel Budmen'15 studied environmental meteorology with Associate Professor of Geoscience Neil Laird, he had no idea that setting up a weather station at a vineyard would lead him to want to pursue a career in grape growing - nor that by his last summer at HWS he'd be working in seven vineyards in Napa Valley, Calif. Currently an intern with Constellation Brands, Budmen is based out of the R...  More >>