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Environmental Studies

Organization Description

The Environmental Studies Program prepares students to address complex environmental problems requiring knowledge and skills from multiple science, social science, and humanities disciplines.

Barry Muchnick
- Department Chair
Kent Hall 105
March 28, 2024
St. Mary's College of Maryland senior computer science majors Alex Stoyanov-Roberts and Shameer Rao took first place in the VelocityX: AI Hackathon hosted by the College of Southern Maryland and sponsored by the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division on March 21-22. 

The challenge for the… Find Out More
December 21, 2023
Environmental studies and biology major Meghan Stevens ’24 presented her research, produced under the mentorship of Cassie Gurbisz, associate professor of marine science, at the Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) conference held November 12-16 in Portland, Oregon.

Stevens’ poster,… Find Out More
December 20, 2023
On Dec. 1, Professor Jennifer Cognard-Black and the students in both her “Books that Cook” seminar and her “Food Writing” workshop from last year presented a creative reading of selections out of the official Kate Farm Cookbook. Over a period of two semesters, Cognard-Black’s English and… Find Out More
October 11, 2023
St. Mary’s College of Maryland has had two environmental studies majors in recent years earn the Mel Fellowship in Natural Resource Careers with the Maryland Forestry Foundation. It is the Mid-Atlantic’s largest college fellowship in natural resources, awarding $10,000 annually to four Maryland… Find Out More
July 24, 2023
Two St. Mary’s College of Maryland students have been named to the 2023-2024 class of Rachel Carson Campus Fellows (RCC), a highly competitive national program whose mission is to “build and deepen critical connections between campuses, communities and advocates with the goal of advancing… Find Out More
April 28, 2023
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is part of a collaboration of six institutions that was recently awarded a $3.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The project, led by Penn State, focuses on how aquatic plants and animals, such as clams, salt marshes and seagrasses, affect carbon… Find Out More
January 30, 2023
Sophia Garms, environmental studies major in the Class of 2023, presented her research "Investigating the critical thermal maximum of Pacific Arctic Bivalves" at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium in Anchorage, Alaska, from Jan. 23-27, 2023. Garms' research mentor, Marine Biology Visiting… Find Out More
January 26, 2023
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Ellen Kohl recently published articles in "Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography" and "ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies."
‘Some we’s weren’t part of we’: intersectional politics of belonging in U.S.… Find Out More
December 24, 2022
Associate Professor Geoffrey Bowers and Visiting Assistant Professor Victor Perez both assisted the Calvert Marine Museum with the recovery of a ~12 million year old fossil whale skull on Monday, December 19th.  The whale skull was found in a concretion on the beach in Calvert County estimated to… Find Out More
August 23, 2022
Cassie Gurbisz, assistant professor of environmental studies, has co-authored an article titled, “Data synthesis for environmental management: A case study of the Chesapeake Bay,” published in volume 321 of the Journal of Environmental Management. The article reflects on the collaborative process… Find Out More