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CEES at the International Symposium on Service Learning

Service Learning

Thanks to a dissemination grant from the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning, researchers Jennifer Nelson, Jessica Davis, and Sarah Goss from IUPUI’s Center for Earth and Environmental Science (CEES) and the Department of Earth Sciences attended the 6th International Symposium on Service Learning (ISSL) at the University of Indianapolis.

Jessica Davis leaves CEES to become IUPUI's Campus Director of Sustainability

Congratulations, Jessica! We are pleased though a bit sad to share that as of June 1st Jessica Davis has stepped down from Assistant Director at CEES to assume a new role as the IUPUI Campus Director of Sustainability.

Amber Rollings to fill in as Interim Assistant Director

As we say goodbye to Jessica Davis who began as IUPUI's Director of Sustainabiliy June 1st (see separate post), I am happy to announce that Amber Rollings will be fulfilling the role of Interim Assistant Director of CEES for the summer.

DSE at Paramount School of Excellence

The Discovering the Science of the Environment education staff enjoyed investigating Pogue’s Run with the 5th grade students at Paramount School of Excellence this month.  The stretch of stream under study is located between Spade’s Park and Brookside Park on Indy’s near eastside, adjacent to the students’ school.

Spring 2015 Service Learning

The Spring 2015 Service Learning events were a great success and packed full of environmental fun.  During this semester, CEES staff, many student volunteers, and dedicated staff from Indianapolis parks and organizations were able to revive large areas of native Indiana habitat by removing extensive amounts of invasive plant species and performing much needed trail restoration.  We were able to

CEES Makes a Splash at the Earth Day Indiana Festival

Guest blog submitted by IUPUI undergraduate, Jacki Renforth (jmguyer@umail.iu.edu), a Senior in the Communications Studies Program.

Edge of Field: April Showers Bring Samples!

Danielle Follette, CEES Staff, and Jacob Burch, CEES Undergraduate Intern, have become quite familiar with the agricultural landscape over the past few months as the April showers are providing data for CEES' Edge of Field research project.

Undergradaute Environmental Internship

Guest blog submitted by IUPUI undergraduate student Michael McCormick (mccormim@imail.iu.edu), Environmental Science Major 

Modeling Enhanced Meander Scar Zones using LiDAR Digital Elevation Models

In our quest to work out the details in regional mapping for Indiana's Fluvial Erosion Hazard  (FEH) Mitigation Program, we developed a new technique to enhance meander scar zones, the remnant paths of streams and rivers.

New Member of the DSE International Team

We are pleased to welcome Indiana University School of Education Ph.D. student, Jenna Gatzke, to our DSE International Team!  Jenna will be coordinating communication and education activities among network partners.  

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