Environmental science concentration
James Souder '13 wins scholarship at Yale
Souder is studying at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He received the 2017 Ice River Springs Master’s Scholarship for Sustainability.
New microgrid to boost electric utility cost savings and energy resilience
With a new microgrid for campus, Eastern Mennonite University is increasing its energy resilience and enhancing its sustainability culture. The microgrid, set to come online during week of March 12-16, will use three new 500-kilowatt natural gas-fired generators to strengthen EMU’s ability to respond during periods of significant demand on the local grid.
Solid and challenging coursework in natural sciences prepares students to work on such issues as biodiversity and loss of species, pollution and toxicology, land use and degradation, waste management, resource depletion and energy consumption, climate change, and alternative agriculture.
Students focus on “traditional” environmental science courses from the disciplines of ecology, chemistry and physiology, but also learn the interdisciplinary nature of environmental research and issues while working with sociology, economics, and development professors.
Students may compete for Kauffman-Miller Research Awards, up to for $2500 for summer research supervised by EMU faculty.