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The Great Lakes Protection Fund recognized Rob Collier ’73 for the trailblazing environmental program network he created, which has inspired similar programs across the country. Rob Collier ’73, the retired former president and CEO of the Council of Michigan Foundations, was awarded the 2021 Great Lakes Leadership Award in honor of his efforts to protect

An environmental literacy grant from NOAA enables HWS and regional partners to engage young people in rural areas on climate change solutions. In the Finger Lakes region and throughout New York State, rural youth will have the opportunity to strengthen their communities’ readiness for climate-related challenges thanks to a $449,278 grant from the National Oceanic

Through his award-winning research, physics major Dimosthenis Chrysochoou ’22 is exploring how STEM subjects intersect with social and environmental awareness. “The interface between social sciences and STEM is oftentimes overlooked, but I think that to understand the importance of our work, it’s really important to be socially aware,” says Dimosthenis Chrysochoou ’22, who this fall

This summer, chemistry students and faculty searched for solutions to the harmful effect contaminants have on the water supply. As members of Assistant Professor of Chemistry Elana Stennett’s research group this summer, Kara Gilleland ’23, Lauren Jackson ’23 and Alexandra Davidson ’24 investigated chemical interactions that facilitate or hinder water purification — research with important

Research conducted on the microclimates in Watkins Glen gorge by Chad Hecht ’14 and Professor of Geoscience Neil Laird was recently published in the scientific journal Physical Geography. The July 2021 issue of Physical Geography features “Influence of cold fronts on microscale atmospheric conditions within the complex terrain of Watkins Glen Gorge, New York” by

In the fall, Isabella Pardales ’21 will pursue her Juris Doctor at Vermont Law School where she intends to focus on environmental stewardship. Graduating summa cum laude in environmental studies and studio art, Isabella Pardales ’21 will soon study energy law at Vermont Law School where she hopes to dive deep into complex regulatory and legal environmental

Tyler Pierson ’21 accepts position at one of the world’s largest financial services institutions, Prudential Financial. Graduating with a major in economics and a minor in entrepreneurial studies, Tyler Pierson ’21 will begin working as a financial advisor for Prudential. Serving clients worldwide, the financial service firm provides life insurance, health insurance, retirement and other

At Closed Loop Systems, cofounder and CEO Jacob Fox ’16 is turning organic waste into a regenerative solution. “Not many people know this but we have degraded over 60 percent of our global topsoil and there are not a lot of ways of replenishing that,” says Jacob Fox ’16. “Soil provides so many ecosystem services

“Your mentor only has one hour for you. What are you going to use it for?” Ruiwan Xu ’11 likes to ask young professionals. Her advice? Touch base with them during life’s big moments. And leave the conversation having added value. Xu is the founder and CEO of CareerTu, an online school in digital marketing, data analysis

Environmental educator Anna Moreau ’20 is the naturalist at Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center. After graduating with her B.A. in environmental studies, Anna Moreau ’20 landed a position as a naturalist at Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center in the Adirondacks Region. Moreau leveraged her experience coordinating the Pre-Orientation Adventure Program (POAP) and working