College of the Environment

College of the Environment

The most important challenge facing current and future generations of humans will be the quality of the environment and the allocation of dwindling natural resources among populations. In the face of severe challenges, we believe in the possibility of changing the trajectory of humans on the planet for the better. To that end, Wesleyan’s College of the Environment seeks to develop informed citizens who can discuss environmental issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, understand their connections to social or political issues, and derive well-formulated independent conclusions.

COLLEGE OF THE ENVIRONMENT - '17-'18 Academic Year Events

APPLYING FOR THE COLLEGE OF THE ENVIRONMENT INTERNSHIP

The College of the Environment offers internships for undergrad students to undertake research under the guidance of a Wesleyan faculty or other mentor during the Summer or Fall, 2018 and for the Spring, 2019.  The projects must relate to any of the broad themes covered by Environmental Studies and the College of the Environment. These internships are available to students across the entire University regardless of major or class-year.  The internships may be undertaken at Wesleyan or off-campus.

The summer internship will run from May 30, 2018 – July 27, 2018.  Internships are also available for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters.  Fall internships may extend into the spring semester but Spring internships must be completed in the spring semester.

The deadline for applications is due on or before Monday, February 19, 2018, 5pm, allowing us to announce internship candidates by Friday, March 9th, prior to spring break.

Please submit the applications online at www.wesleyan.edu/coe. Under the Wesleyan University Internships tab, select “2018-2019 Internship Application.” Complete and submit by the application due date.

The student application must include two short letters of recommendation.  In addition to recommending the student, the faculty mentor must briefly (1-2 paragraphs) explain the project, its importance and relevance to her/his research program.  Letters of recommendation must be delivered to Ms. Valerie Marinelli, Administrative Assistant, College of the Environment by email (pdf preferred) to vmarinelli@wesleyan.edu.

The applications, including statements by faculty, will be judged by the oversight and awards committee. Award decisions will be announced prior to spring break.

For further information, please contact Valerie Marinelli at (860) 685-3733.

"A Body in Fukushima" Beautifully Re-Creates a Painful History - Article by The Wesleyan Argus

February 21, 2018 - A More Inclusive Conservation Movement with Jose Gonzalez

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"What On Earth Are They Saying?" by Charles Siebert - March 7, 2018 @ 5:30pm - Usdan, Daniel Family Commons

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