Hey again, everyone! I’ve gotten in to the swing of things, finally feeling normal after making the strange switch from FES student to FES staff. Freshly back from my first couple of recruiting trips (to NYC and Boston) and our first On Campus Open House, and feeling the rush and excitement of all you folks just starting in on the awesome journey that is grad school.
During those first few events, I found that many people seemed confused about what we mean when we say that an MEM (Master of Environmental Management) student needs to do a “Capstone class or project” in order to graduate. And I totally get it. Before I arrived at FES, my idea of a final grad school project was the very traditional Masters Thesis based…

That time of year again… recruiting & application season is upon us!

Last week kicked off what I think is the most fun part of my job – the recruiting season! Emily and I headed in to New York City, accompanied by our new student assistant Sarah, for the NYC Idealist Fair. Between the 3 of us, we were able to speak to over 100 students in a 3 hour time span. Aside from being completely exhausting (and it taking 3 days for my voice to get back to full strength), it was so invigorating to speak with prospective students who are jumping off on this amazing new adventure to graduate school. It was also kind of neat, because we represented 3 different parts of the cycle of being a student—I represented the “applicant” phase; Sarah, a brand new F&ES student in the…

Hydraulic Fracking Panel TOMORROW!

Just a reminder that the hydraulic fracking panel is tomorrow, September 18, 2012 at 4pm eastern. This is going to be an incredible event. Be sure to visit us on campus or tune in via livestream.

You can access the live stream of the event here: http://new.livestream.com/yale and more information about the event here: http://environment.yale.edu/news/article/yale-panel-to-debate-hydraulic-fracturing/. This link also contains a question box for you to submit questions to be answered by the panelists.

Have fun!…

Professor Chertow's greetings from China!

Associate Professor of Industrial Environmental Management, Director of Program on Solid Waste Policy, and Director of Industrial Environmental Management Program, Marian Chertow writes:

Just thought I’d send a quick message from Tianjin, China where I am attending the World Economic Forum’s “Summer Davos” meeting held in China each year. I was invited to present on the Circular Economy which springs from industrial ecology principles. We had a two hour highly interactive session replete with an artist who drew pictures while we spoke and took very colorful notes. All the IE students should enjoy the artist’s view of life cycle thinking – see below. The theme of the overall meeting is “Creating the Future Economy.” I have attended several sessions related to resource management, consumption, and China’s role in the…

Emily at graduation!

Hey all you people in the FES blog-o-world! Emily Schosid here. I thought that I’d write a post to introduce myself as the new recruiter for the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and another person you prospective students can always feel free to write to or call to talk about FES, New Haven, Grad School, the meaning of life…
I graduated from FES last spring, so I definitely feel like I can offer a lot of insight about life as an FESer and what you can expect if you decide to apply or come to the school. I was heavily involved in the FES community, worked on a bunch of projects, and really got to know a number of faculty, staff, and the students who were at the…

There is now a subscribe feature for the online Environment: Yale (EnvY) magazine!

EnvY’s mission is to reflect the intellectual vitality of the faculty, students and alumni of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and to highlight environmental research being conducted in other Yale departments. Keep up with all of the exciting things going on at the School through the online newsletter.

Click here to subscribe: http://environment.yale.edu/envy/subscribe/…

I just received an exciting new announcement–there will be a panel on Hydraulic Fracking at F&ES in September. This event is open to the public, and I thought you (as prospective students) might be interested in attending. There will also be live streaming of this event for those unable to join us, with more information on that forthcoming. If you are a prospective student and are planning on attending, please do let us know so we can help you set up some additional events and/or meetings for you to learn more about F&ES and the admissions process.

Date: September 18th (Tues) at 4:00; reception to follow
Location: Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall (195 Prospect Street, Yale Campus, New Haven, CT) – Overflow will also be available in Bowers Auditorium (Sage…

“Last fall, when we decided to host a young environmental writers competition – the only one of its kind as far as we know – we at SAGE Magazine hoped to hear from a few young writers and environmental professionals… What we actually got was simply astonishing:  more than 300 submissions of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and environmental art flooded in from almost a dozen different countries ….”

Check out the winning submissions!

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Here are two quick highlights of recent graduates and their current projects.  I love how they are dynamic and exciting while occupying very different realms.  These alumni demonstrate how education can be both fun and practical.  What you would do with an F&ES degree?

By Joe Leavenworth for Bloomberg Businessweek

Zack Parisa, M.Forest Science ’09: creates new forest inventory software that drastically changes the number of on-the-ground man-hours required.  See BusinessWeek article.

 

"Slow Ride" video team

 

Eric Fyfe, M.Environmental Management ’12: teams up with a childhood friend to make “Slow Ride Stories,” motorcycle…

Ken Gillingham's Solar Panel Project

Earlier this month, Ken Gillingham’s paper on “Peer Effects in the Diffusion of Solar Photovolactic Panels” was accepted at Marketing Science, which is often considered the top journal in marketing. There are some interesting results regarding how one’s neighbors influence the decision to install a solar panel, and I thought you might be interested in seeing some of the exciting interdisciplinary work going on here in action.  Gillingham joined the F&ES faculty as an Assistant Professor of Economics during the summer of 2011, and his research interests include environmental and energy economics, transportation economics, econometrics, and energy and climate policy modeling. He covers some very relevant and interesting issues that you may not immediately think of as residing within F&ES, and…