In 2018-19, the Environmental Science program created three new undergraduate award opportunities for students majoring in Environmental Science. The current selection procedure is based on faculty recommendations and qualifications. Each award comes with a certificate, a cash prize, and recognition at the annual departmental commencement reception. If you have any questions about these awards, or would like to submit a nomination for a student for the next selection cycle, please email Yaa Poku.
Environmental Science Academic Excellence Award
This award is given to a graduating senior Environmental Science major in recognition of outstanding academic achievement. Selection Criteria: candidates will be evaluated based on the following factors listed in order of descending priority: 1) academic excellence, 2) commitment to breadth and depth in the field, and 3) involvement in intellectual life outside of the classroom.
Alexandra Mars (ECB ’22)
Jessica Strzempko (ESS ’20)
Daniel Oliveira (ECB ’19); Rose Goldberg (ESS ’19)
Meyru Bhanti (GEOG and ECB ’18)
Environmental Science Research Excellence Award
This award is given to a graduating senior Environmental Science major who has delivered excellent research within the field of environmental sciences during the course of their undergraduate study. Selection Criteria: candidates will be evaluated based on the following factors listed in order of descending priority: 1) research excellence, 2) exceptional interest and ability in scientific inquiry, and 3) commitment to pursue scientific research and applications.
Emily Heltzel (ESS ’22); Christina Martin (ECB ’22)
Galen Oettel (ESS ’21)
Shannon Reault (ESS ’20)
Anthony Himmelberger (ESS ’19)
Tyler Anderson (ESS ’18)
Environmental Science Excellence in Practice Award
This award is given to a graduating senior Environmental Science major in recognition of distinguished effort to improve the way humans interact with the environment, natural or built. Selection Criteria: The recipient will have worked in close concert with an outside organization (e.g. government agency, NGO, etc.) putting her/his academic preparation into practice to address a real-world issue in environmental science.
Ashna Siddhi (ECB ’22)
Carley Cascione (ESS ’21)
Bailey Kratschman (ES&P ’20)
Olivia Barksdale (ESS ’19); Kendra Melanson (ESS ’19)