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News and Events
It’s a persistent question: How do you prepare large populations for an emergency? Funded by a grant of more than half a million dollars from the National Science Foundation, an interdisciplinary team of Lewis & Clark faculty and students is creating a video game to educate and enlist young people in that critical process.
Katherine Jernigan, BA ’15, works with school children in Chicago and found a way to combine her loves of the outdoors and cooking.
Robin Zeller ’15 describes how ENVS lead to a degree in medical anthropology.
Liz Fehrenbach ’05 describes how her work in ENVS turned her on to a nursing degree.
Julia Huggins BA ’13 has been awarded the Vanier Scholarship to continue her PhD in biogeochemistry at the University of British Columbia, where she is the chief scientist of the oceanography research program. The scholarship will fund her research on oxygen loss in the oceans and the environmental impact of marine microorganisms.
ENVS alumna, Charlotte Copp ’18, explores the field of GIS. She is currently a GIS intern for the City of Lake Oswego.
When Lewis & Clark undergrads choose to pay the voluntary student “green fee,” the money goes into a fund that allows the college to buy renewable energy certificates and promote sustainability. The Renewable Energy Fee Fund Committee, comprised of students, is responsible for choosing the energy certificates, and awarding grants for student projects, internships, and research.
ENVS Alumnus, Jules Bailey ’01, keeps Oregon’s bottle deposit and return program successful and relevant. He is the Chief Stewardship Officer for the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative.
ENVS alumnus Osamu Kumasaka ’16, describes his path to working in environmental conflict resolution. He is a Junior Associate at the Consensus Building Institute in Boston, MA.
Summer science research
ENVS alumna, Kori Groenveld ’18, describes how her path at LC lead her to a career in the energy industry. She is working as a Program Administrator at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.
Gabriella Francolla ’18 majored in ENVS. She describes her path after graduating from Lewis & Clark, where she has had the opportunity to engage with diverse populations while working as an educator. Next year she will begin working as an Environmental Educator Volunteer with the Peace Corps in Mexico.
Current discourse is marked with a boundary-oriented mentality, and animosity on both sides prevents meaningful progress. Taking place October 23 through October 24, the 21st Environmental Affairs Symposium hopes to change that narrative. To facilitate this conversation, race relations expert Daryl Davis will speak on his experience engaging with members of the Ku Klux Klan and how he finds common ground with people of all backgrounds and opinions.