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APEX Fellowship | Duncan Hardy

Major: Environmental Studies Class Year: 2024 Organization: Brown Family Environmental Center As an intern for the Brown Family Environmental Center, I will be conducting […]

AMRE Team | Community Climate Change

Caitlyn Denes ’23, Environmental Geoscience Desiree Smith ’25, Geoscience Nana K Ansah ’25, Undecided Skylar Barnett ’25, Undecided Tyrell Cooper ’25, Environmental Studies Advisors: Meagan […]

AMRE team, Carbon Credit

AMRE Team | Carbon Credits for Ohio Landowners

Carolyn Klein ’24, Environmental Studies Emma Staggs ’24, Studio Art (Economics minor) Advisors: Moses Luri, Matt Mariola The team worked with a local landowner […]

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APEX Fellowship | Brendan Ortiz

Major: Environmental Studies Pathway: Global Impacts Class Year: 2023 Organization: Akron Cooperative Farms I will be working with Akron Cooperative Farms in an immersive farm cooperative experience, […]

Brendan Ortiz ’23

Community gardens provide a new take on teaching for environmental studies major 

An environmental studies major at The College of Wooster, Brendan Ortiz ’23 chanced upon an opportunity to intern at Akron Cooperative Farms as an APEX […]

Julie Larick ’24

Environmental empowerment paves a new career interest for English major 

A Google search led Julie Larick ’24, an English and environmental studies major at The College of Wooster to chance upon an internship opportunity […]

Sirot works with students in her lab at Wooster during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Professor Sirot featured in publication honoring research scientists who are caregivers during pandemic

Laura Sirot, professor of biology at The College of Wooster, published research on the reproductive biology of the Mexican Fruit Fly with a group […]

Ison and Pardi study the pollinator garden on Pine Street.

Interdisciplinary collaboration across campus attains Bee Campus USA affiliation for Wooster

Thanks to the interdisciplinary collaboration and work of students, faculty, and staff in The College of Wooster’s biology, environmental studies, and campus grounds departments, […]

Megan Tuennerman '22

Wrong-way Icelandic puffins lead student researcher to follow the right path

“I met a grandfather who climbed over a 6-foot-tall fence to rescue a puffin. It’s not that they devote their lives to these birds, […]

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Positive, Negative, and Apocalyptic Climate Messages: The Effect on Attitudes and Possible Future Behaviors Toward Sharks

Name: Truong Nguyen Majors: Communication Studies and Environmental Studies Advisors: Denise Bostdorff and Matt Mariola The purpose of this study is to find out the best […]

Lia Khan

Deep Roots in Eroding Soil: Building Decolonial Resilience Amidst Climate Violence and Displacement in a Louisiana Bayou Indigenous Community

Name: Lia McGrath Kahan Major: Environmental Studies—Environment and Society Advisors: Dr. Iemanja Brown, Dr. Carlo Moreno (second reader) The Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe of coastal […]

Sky Gill

Finding a Way Home: Examining Outcomes of Foster Care after Maltreatment

Name: Sky Gill Major: Statistical and Data Sciences Minors:Sociology, Environmental Studies Advisors: Dr. Christina Horr, Dr. Jillian Morrison (second reader) Foster care in the […]

Puffins, the Charismatic Clowns of the Sea: Examining the Relationship Between Community Identity and the Social Construction of Animals

Name: Megan Tuennerman Majors: Sociology, Environmental Studies Advisors: Dr. Heather Fitz Gibbon This study analyzes the factors, internal and external, that affect the relationship […]

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Eradicating Pseudomonas Biofilms through Synergistic Interaction of Manuka Honey and Bacteriophage PF7

Name: Emma Bossaert Majors: Biology Minor: Environmental Studies Advisor: William Morgan Bacterial biofilms are a major cause of chronic wound infections and are infamously […]

Audrey Holder

Meat Your Vegetables: An Exploration into Food Sustainability on a Small Liberal Arts Campus

Name: Audrey Holder Major: Anthropology Minor: Environmental Studies Advisors: Seiko Matsuzawa, Heather Fitz Gibbon (second reader) There have been several studies that link food […]

Grant Sprague

Bring Me a Shrubbery: A Study of Native Amphibian and Mammal Responses to Native Deciduous Plant Community Restoration in Wooster, Ohio

Name: Grant Sprague Major: Biology Minor: Environmental Studies Advisors: Dr. Lehtinen Second reader: Dr. Brandley Invasive species are a growing threat to global biodiversity, […]

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What’s the Buzz? Presence of a Honey Bee Hive Decreases Native Bee Visitation to Native Plant Gardens in Northeast Ohio

Name: Ren Johnson Major: Biology Minor: Environmental Studies Advisors: Jennifer Ison, Reed Johnson, Hilary Edgington; Sharon Lynn (second reader) Apis mellifera, honey bees, are kept worldwide to […]

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Women of Appalachia: Common Ground, Different Matriarch

Name: Cecelia Bagnoli Majors: Communication Studies and Environmental Studies Advisor: Dr. Oscar Mejía The purpose of my Independent Study was to create a podcast, which you […]

Great Decisions of Wayne County lecture series returns to Wooster

WOOSTER, Ohio — The lecture series, The Great Decisions of Wayne County, is set to return to The College of Wooster campus in March […]

Truong Nguyen

APEX Fellowship | Truong Nguyen

Majors: Communication Studies, Environmental Studies Class Year: 2022 Pronouns: He/Him/His Faculty Mentor: Carly Eppler I worked as a Human Resource Intern at Techcombank in […]