Environmental Studies, Program on the Environment (PoE)

Clare Ryan


Winter quarter is going by so quickly, it is hard to believe we will soon be sending off another class of Environmental Studies graduates.  

Congratulations to Sean Wood (’10), winner of our drawing for an Amazon Gift Card for completing the Environmental Studies Alumni Survey.  The survey is still open, so please feel free to complete the survey if you have not yet done so.  We would really like to know how you are doing, and how we can continue to provide the highest quality programs for our majors.

One of our 2013 Environmental Management Certificate Program Keystone Team projects on Transporting Alberta Oil Sands Products was recently published by NOAA as a Technical Memorandum, and also covered by the Calgary Herald. Keystone Teams continue to work on cutting-edge, real-world environmental management issues.  Please join us to hear from this year’s teams at our Keystone Symposium on March 13th at 4 pm in Alder Hall.

Thank you again for your continued investment in our students, either by volunteering with the program or by making gifts to support the PoE Scholarship and Program funds.  With your time and gifts, we are able to support important academic and professional experiences that we would not otherwise be able to. For example, your gifts help support our 2013-2014 Environmental Leadership Scholarship awardees, Sarah Sanborn and Emily Noyd.  With your help we were also able to provide support for Bryanda Wippel to attend and present her paper at the California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations Conference at the Scripps Institution in early December 2013.  This type of experience is so important for our students, and would not be possible without support from friends like you. 

We are so glad that you are part of the Environmental Studies community!



Clare M. Ryan

Director, Program on the Environment
Ben Rabinowitz Professor of Human Dimensions of the Environment