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Environmental Earth Science

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EES students present geology research at New Hampshire conference

Four environmental earth science (EES) students at Eastern Connecticut State University presented their research at the Northeast Section meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) in...

Posted on April 16, 2024 by Noel Teter

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$500k grant aims to increase STEM diversity and retention

Minority students applying to Eastern Connecticut State University in 2024 who plan to major in the sciences or mathematics will be recruited for a new STEM mentoring program funded by a National...

Posted on November 28, 2023 by Lucinda Weiss

EES celebrates 50th anniversary

Eastern's earth science community celebrates 50 years of EES

The Department of Environmental Earth Science (EES) celebrated its 50th year at Eastern Connecticut State University by bringing alumni – some from the earliest days of the major – to...

Posted on October 10, 2023 by Marcus Grant

Global Field Courses for 2024

Students can travel the world via 5 global field courses in 2024

Students will be able to travel the world with their Eastern peers during five global field courses in the coming spring/summer 2024 semesters. Departments offering courses include education,...

Posted on September 26, 2023 by Marcus Grant

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New well field drilled for hydrology education

Three new water wells on the Eastern Connecticut State University campus will be used by environmental earth science (EES) students to learn about techniques used in environmental consulting.

Posted on August 01, 2023 by Lucinda Weiss

students at rock ledge

Students head West to a ‘natural laboratory’ for geologists

Eleven Eastern Connecticut State University students and two faculty members in the Department of Environmental Earth Science (EES) explored the geology and landscapes of western Colorado and...

Posted on June 20, 2023 by Lucinda Weiss

Emily Watling

Eelgrass research wins prize for senior at environmental conference

A recent graduate who majored in environmental earth science at Eastern Connecticut State University won the Rankin Prize for the best undergraduate oral presentation at the recent annual meeting...

Posted on May 22, 2023 by Lucinda Weiss

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Eastern hosts 'Humans and the Environment' symposium

Four Connecticut-based scholars described the ecological impacts and anthropogenic changes that humanity has had on the environment at a symposium at Eastern Connecticut State University on March 24.

Posted on April 05, 2023 by Jack Jones

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EES faculty, students present at Geological Society of America meeting

Four Eastern Connecticut State University students and three faculty members from the Environmental Earth Science Department recently attended the Geological Society of America (GSA) Conference in...

Posted on April 04, 2023 by Molly Boucher

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Field course brings intrepid EES students out West

A cadre of Environmental Earth Science (EES) students set out on a 12-day expedition this May exploring some of the United States’ great mountain landscapes. Led by Professors Dickson...

Posted on June 21, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

University Hour

Sunrise CT calls for students to be climate activists

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted a presentation by the climate-change awareness organization Sunrise CT on April 6 in the Student Center Theatre. The University Hour presentation was...

Posted on April 12, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

Oakley Napatree

New research: Storms, not sea level, drive shoreline change
Published article examines migration of Napatree Point, RI

New research by coastal geologist Bryan Oakley, a professor in the Environmental Earth Science Department at Eastern Connecticut State University, reveals that storminess is a greater driver of...

Posted on September 07, 2021 by Michael Rouleau


State energy, transportation officials share climate change plans with Eastern students
Commissioners Dykes and Eucalitto explain TCI-P

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) hosted an exclusive webinar for Eastern students on April 26 to share information...

Posted on April 29, 2021 by Michael Rouleau


EES prepares students for climate crisis and green economy
Spotlighting 2 concentrations: Sustainable Energy Science and Environmental Science

With climate change and an evolving “green” economy underway, the Environmental Earth Science (EES) Department at Eastern Connecticut State University is preparing students for some of...

Posted on March 11, 2021 by Michael Rouleau


Eastern reaffirms commitment to climate as nation pivots
University’s 2020 Climate Action Plan outlines way to a greener future

Eastern Connecticut State University has reaffirmed its commitment to meeting the challenges of climate change, reflecting recent moves by the federal government and thousands of environmental...

Posted on February 24, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

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New Institute for Data Analytics examines sickness, unemployment in era of COVID-19

Faculty researchers at Eastern Connecticut State University have launched a new, data-driven enterprise to analyze public health, economic and social issues in the state of Connecticut. The first...

Posted on July 08, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

Kim Diver of Wesleyan University presents her presentations titled "Spatiotemporal Patterns of Reported Black Bear Sighting in Connecticut, 2007-1019."

GIS Professionals Converge on Eastern for GIS Day

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day on Nov. 13. The event was held in the Student Center with approximately 140 attendees, including government...

Posted on November 15, 2019 by Molly Boucher

EES in American West

Field Courses Bring Students to Bahamas, Western U.S., Italy

In the weeks following Commencement, three groups of Eastern students traveled to San Salvador Island in the Bahamas, Italy, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming to engage in exciting Global Field Courses.

Posted on June 06, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

Visiting Professor Discusses Animal Rights

Eastern Connecticut State University welcomed S.P. Morris, a professor at Miami University in Ohio, on Nov. 28 for the final University Hour event of the semester. Morris discussed his latest...

Posted on December 05, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Princeton Review Names Eastern a Green College 9 Years in a Row

Eastern Connecticut State University is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in 2018 according to The Princeton Review. Eastern is listed in the Review’s 2018 edition of...

Posted on October 19, 2018 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Helps Launch Sustainable CT

Sustainable CT, an exciting new initiative to support Connecticut’s cities and towns, launched on Nov. 28 at the annual convention of Connecticut Conference of Municipalities. The initiative,...

Posted on November 29, 2017 by Lynn Stoddard

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Eastern a Green College 8 Years in a Row

For the eighth year in a row, Eastern Connecticut State University was named a “green” college by the Princeton Review. The announcement came on Sept. 20 when the review released its...

Posted on September 26, 2017 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern's Institute for Sustainable Energy Empowers Sustainability Through Connecticut

The Connecticut Alliance for Campus Sustainability (CACS) held a statewide conference at Wesleyan University on March 31 to bring together higher education students, faculty and staff who share a...

Posted on April 10, 2017 by Christina Rossomando

Princeton Review Names Eastern a 2016 Green College

Eastern Connecticut State University is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review. The Review featured Eastern in its 2016 “Guide to 361 Green...

Posted on October 11, 2016 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Celebrates Sustainability

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Institute of Sustainable Energy hosted a booth celebrating sustainability in the Student Center on April 12. Faculty, staff and students were invited to...

Posted on April 12, 2016 by Christina Rossomando

“The Snail Darter and the Dam” Author Speaks at Eastern

Zygmunt J. B Plater, author of “The Snail Darter and the Dam: How Pork Barrel Politics Endangered A Little Fish and Killed A River,” spoke at Eastern Connecticut State University on...

Posted on April 06, 2016 by Christine Rossomando

Environmental Earth Science Department Attends Geological Society of America Northeastern Annual Meeting

Eastern Connecticut State University Environmental Earth Science (EES) faculty and students recently attended the Geological Society of America (GSA) Northeast Section 51st Annual Meeting in...

Posted on March 30, 2016 by Anne Pappalardo

Three Eastern Faculty Researchers Featured in TV Documentaries

Three assistant professors at Eastern Connecticut State University had an unusual fall 2015 semester. Because of their academic expertise and research activities — and a little bit of luck...

Posted on December 29, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Prestigious Scholarships Enable Student’s Dream of Studying in Japan

Brandan Sumeersarnauth ’17, an environmental earth science (EES) major at Eastern Connecticut State University from Stafford Springs, CT, is the recipient of two prestigious scholarships that...

Posted on December 22, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Students Complete a Geological Tour of Idaho, Wyoming and the Surrounding Region

14 students from Eastern Connecticut State University recently traveled to Idaho and Wyoming as part of a geological field excursion with Environmental Earth Science professors Dickson Cunningham...

Posted on June 11, 2015 by Ryan King

EES Department Represents Eastern in New Hampshire at GSA Meeting

Fifteen environmental earth science (EES) students and four EES faculty members from Eastern Connecticut State University participated in the recent Northeast section meeting of the Geological...

Posted on April 16, 2015 by Michael Rouleau

Eastern Students Recognized for Sustainability Initiative

Eastern Connecticut State University was one of 87 colleges nationwide to receive a Student Actions Award for the fall 2014 semester from myActions—an organization that mobilizes college...

Posted on March 18, 2015 by Michael Rouleau