Environmental Studies and Sciences Accolades and Accomplishments

the diehl statue
the diehl statue

Rhodes to offer new course dedicated to the science of climate change. The spring 2020 course is a collaboration between Dr. David Rupke (Department of Physics) and Dr. Sarah Boyle (Department of Biology, Chair of Environmental Studies and Sciences). The professors designed the course titled The Science of Climate Change for biology, environmental science, environmental studies, and physics majors and minors.  However, the course also will include biomathematics, chemistry, neuroscience, and computer science students who have interests in climate change.

Driven by a love of being outdoors and on the water, environmental science major Bernadette Badamo contacted assistant biology professor Dr. Patrick Kelly last year about assisting him with his research on aquatic ecosystems. As a result, she has spent this summer in a canoe measuring sources of organic carbon in Mid-South area lakes to analyze how these lakes store and release carbon and how they cycle nutrients. Read the article 

Environmental science major and Spanish and political science minor Ally Nawrocki ’20 traveled to Bonn, Germany, in the summer of 2019  for the Steve and Riea Lainoff Crop Trust Summer Internship in Honor of Dr. Cary Fowler. 

Junior Walters ’19, a history major from Louisville, KY, has been awarded The Steve and Riea Lainoff Crop Trust Fellowship in Honor of Cary Fowler.As a fellow, Walters will join the partnerships team of the Global Crop Diversity Trust in Bonn, Germany. The 12-month fellowship provides the opportunity for a recent graduate to develop an understanding of the Crop Trust’s work and the issues associated with agricultural biodiversity conservation.

Rhodes Students Learn in the Great Outdoors of Wyoming

Alisa Redding, who recently graduated from Rhodes with a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, has been selected to receive a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant for the 2018-2019 academic year. She will serve as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Estonia.

The Memphis Flyer talked with Dr. Sarah Boyle about climate change in an article written by alumnus Chris McCoy '93. Read all about her work in "Stormy Weather."