U.S. Department of Education Awards $500,000 to Rutgers to Support Students Pursuing Advanced Education in Environmental Sciences

Andy Sandy, lecturer in the Department of Environmental Sciences, on ladder working alongside a Rutgers student during a project in the Piedmont region of New Jersey.

Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) was awarded $500,000 in Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) funding by the U.S. Department of Education to support students pursuing a doctoral degree in Environmental Sciences. The GAANN program provides grants to academic departments and programs of institutions of higher education in the U.S. to fund graduate fellowships for students with excellent …

Yuan Gao and Brooke Maslo Named Recipients of Faculty Awards

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By Carol Peters The two EOAS faculty members were among only 31 from across the university to receive awards.  Rutgers University has named two EOAS faculty members recipients of its 2020-2021 Faculty Year-End Awards.  Professor Yuan Gao, in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–Newark, has been awarded The Board of Trustees Award for Excellence …

National Science Foundation Awards Rutgers a $750,000 Convergence Accelerator Grant

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NSF invests $21 million to tackle two complex societal challenges: the networked blue economy, and trust and authenticity in communication systems and will fund 28 teams to fast-track solutions toward with a positive societal impact The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Rutgers a $750,000 Convergence Accelerator grant for the project, “Regional climate change projections to enable equitable ocean planning for the blue economy.” …

Four From Rutgers Named 2022 NOAA Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellows

Four From Rutgers Named 2022 NOAA Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellows

Four Rutgers graduate students – the highest number from any institution of higher education in the United States – are among 74 finalists selected for the 2022 class of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program. Named after oceanographer and meteorologist John A. Knauss, one of the founders of the Sea Grant and …

Juliane Gross Awarded the Antarctic Service Medal

The United States Secretary of Defense Names Juliane Gross the Recipient of the Antarctic Service Medal

Gross received the award in recognition of the service she provides to the United States by conducting cutting-edge research in Antarctica. By Carol Heher Peters The United States of America Secretary of Defense has awarded EOAS faculty member Juliane Gross the Antarctic Service Medal “in recognition of valuable contributions to exploration and scientific achievement under the United States Antarctic Program.” …

Department of Environmental Sciences Wins Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award

Department of Environmental Sciences Wins Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award

By the Office of Communications at the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Rutgers Department of Environmental Sciences (DES) was named winner of the 2020 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award, in the Environmental Education (Educator Led) category, at a virtual ceremony held on Dec 14. This award category recognizes “an educator, student, group of students, or class that has planned …

Robock Elected to lead the AGU College of Fellows

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Professor Alan Robock has been elected Chair-Elect of the College of Fellows of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).  AGU is the world’s largest professional organization of atmospheric, earth, and ocean scientists.  The College of Fellows is has been organized to provide a venue where Fellows can contribute to the AGU and to society through specific activities.  Selection as an AGU …

SEBS Names Four EOAS Faculty Members 2020 Excellence Award Recipients

The Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Science honors Richard Lathrop, Janice McDonnell, Yair Rosenthal, and Silke Severmann for their “dedication and impactful work.”

The Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences honors Richard Lathrop, Janice McDonnell, Yair Rosenthal, and Silke Severmann for their “dedication and impactful work.” The Interim Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Laura Lawson, has named EOAS faculty members Richard Lathrop, Janice McDonnell, Yair Rosenthal, and Silke Severmann recipients of the 27th Excellence Awards for the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) and the …

From Ocean Currents to Theoretical Particles: Three Rutgers Students Receive Goldwater Scholarships

Rutgers marks its 14th consecutive year of Goldwater scholarship recipients Mariya Galochkina wants to study the ancient roots of climate change. She is fascinated by how the Earth’s systems are so interconnected and wants to know more about how each has impacted the global climate. “I want to study how ancient ocean currents and continent configurations impacted Earth’s climate throughout …

Rutgers Professor Pamela McElwee Named a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellow

McElwee is working on an environmental history of the Vietnam War examining how nature shaped military strategy. Pamela McElwee, an associate professor in the Department of Human Ecology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS), is working on an environmental history of the Vietnam War examining how nature shaped military strategy as a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. McElwee, …