Essays: Programs that Bring Together Geoscience and Sustainability

These essays were contributed by participants at the 2012 workshop on Programs that Bring Together Geoscience and Sustainability and describe the philosophy and goals underpinning the design of their institution's program.

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Climate Science for Sustainability in the Future Greenhouse/Hothouse
David Feary, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
David Feary, School of Sustainability and School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus My upcoming course—Climate Science for Sustainability—is a 200-level course offered ...

Global Security = Human Sustainability
Dorothea Ivanova, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott
Melanie Wetzel, Dorothea Ivanova, and Phil Jones; Department of Meteorology and Department of Global Studies and Intelligence, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Academic programs at the Prescott, Arizona campus ...

The Environmental Studies Program at CU Boulder
Jason Neff, University of Colorado at Boulder
Jason Neff, Environmental studies, University of Colorado at Boulder The Environmental Studies (ENVS) program at CU Boulder started as a program in environmental conservation in 1972 under the auspices of the ...

A Tour of the Earth Sustainability Liberal Education Program: An experiment in integrative learning
Barbara Bekken, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ
Barbara M. Bekken, Geosciences, Virginia Tech What is the Earth Sustainability program in liberal education? The Earth Sustainability (ES) program is an integrative and STEM-saturated experiment in liberal ...

Environmental Science Degree: Year One
Lynn Dudley, Florida State University
Lynn Dudley, Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science, Florida State University The departments of Geological Sciences, Oceanography, and Meteorology at Florida State University were merged April 2010 creating the ...

Environmental Sustainability at the University of Illinois
Jonathan Tomkin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jonathan Tomkin, School of Earth, Society and Environment, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The Earth, Society and Environmental Sustainability (ESE) program came into existence in response to student ...

The University of Washington Bothell Programs Relevant to Geoscience and Sustainability
Robert Turner, University of Washington-Bothell Campus
Robert J. Turner, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington Bothell Students at UW Bothell (UWB) looking for exposure to the geosciences and sustainability will find that most of the relevant ...

Ocean Studies Program, Maine Maritime Academy
Lauren Sahl, Maine Maritime Academy
Lauren Sahl, Ocean Studies, Maine Maritime Academy The Ocean Studies program at Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) educates students in Marine Science and Marine Biology and teaches service courses to students in other ...

Building a Program in Earth System Science at UC Davis
David Osleger, University of California-Davis
David Osleger, Geology, UC Davis The departments of Land, Air & Water and Geology at UC Davis are in the planning stages of developing a joint major in Earth System Science, with a focus on sustainability. ...

UNL Environmental Studies Programs: Goals, Strengths, and Challenges
Dave Gosselin, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
David Gosselin, Environmental Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Overarching goal of your program The Environmental Studies major at UNL is designed for students who want to make a difference and contribute ...