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ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES NEWS

ESSYI Scholarships Link Students, Nature

Each summer at Hobart and William Smith, a select group of high school students attend the annual Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute (ESSYI), an interdisciplinary, college-level program that provides opportunities for hands-on, faculty-led classes, projects and research. For many ESSYI students, scholarships have played a significant part in their ability to attend the program. The rigo...  More >>

Feller '06 Publishes Trailblazing Study

New research on mantis shrimp larvae conducted by Kathryn Feller '06 has gained significant attention this fall with the publication of a trailblazing study in The Journal of Experimental Biology, as well as coverage by National Geographic and Discovery.com. Feller, whose doctoral work is on the subject, also has successfully defended her dissertation, "The Visual Ecology of Stomatopod Larvae,” a...  More >>

Drennen on Home Heating Prices

A recent article about concerns over winter energy prices features commentary by Professor of Economics and Chair of the Environmental Studies Program Thomas Drennen. The article, which appeared in the Daily Messenger newspaper, notes worries about what energy will cost this winter are already high. "Across upstate New York worries about the upcoming winter energy bill ranks high, with 75 percent...  More >>

Pichardo ’15, Helfrich Design a School

Since the spring, Jericsson Pichardo '15 and Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Joel Helfrich have worked on a project to help the nearby Rochester City School District (RCSD) open a new public school, the Rochester River School. Its curriculum will draw from that being developed by the Institute for Humane Education for schools it plans to open in New York City in two years, as well as...  More >>

HWS Explores Solar Energy

HWS was recently awarded a grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for a proposed solar array project. As designed, the proposed project would be one of the largest single solar projects in New York State, comprising 8,000 panels on approximately 10 acres of land at the recently acquired Fribolin farm property on White Springs Lane. An open forum to discu...  More >>

 
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