TGIF- Halloween!

Forestry Club

Prospective students often worry that F&ES is all work and no play; the masters program is two short years and between class, school work and research there’s an awful lot to fit in.  While that is certainly true, ours is nevertheless a very social group of students with a strong sense of community.  This is thanks, in part, to the Forestry Club; a student run group tasked with organizing social functions on campus that are open to the entire F&ES student body.  The club consists of 23 F&ES students who are elected by their peers.  Elections are held at the start of the school year and representatives serve on Forestry Club for the whole of their time at F&ES.  The group puts on weekly TGIF (“Thank…

Course Shopping at F&ES: How it Works

Hello Prospective Students,

We are into the sixth week of the academic year and classes are moving full-speed ahead. With patterns established and the flow of lectures, reading and coursework in place, it’s hard to remember a time when life was in flux as we all selected classes and organized our schedules.

F&ES, like the rest of Yale University, has a “shopping period,” during which students are able (and encouraged!) to sit in on a number of classes to build a schedule that fits best with their academic goals. During this time, which is typically about two weeks long, students can come and go from any number of classes that they are considering (or just curious about), without getting reprimanded by the professor. Classes still progress as normal…

Ashley Duval ('10 MESc) plays on Late Night with David Letterman.

How cool is the F&ES community? Here’s how cool: That was Ashley DuVal (’10 MESc), research assistant to Dean Peter Crane, blasting the trumpet with hiphop supergroup Deltron 3030 on “The Late Show with David Letterman” Tuesday night.

DuVal, who earned extra money performing in South Pacific on Broadway while she was a student at F&ES, was recruited by a friend and longtime collaborator to play a handful of East Coast shows with the band this month, culminating with a “Late Night” performance before a television audience of roughly 3 million people.

“I joked with my husband, ‘I’m just going to try not to fall off the stage,” she said. “And then I got there and realized it was a real risk because they had us on these…

...and then there's East Rock

Hey again! Kaylee here. As I mentioned in my last blog post, I’ve moved from coast to coast several times over the last five years. My trajectory looks kind of like a cross-country ping pong match… California, New Haven, California, and finally, back to New Haven! Without a doubt, one of the things I was most looking forward to was New England fall. I went for a walk the other day to the gorgeous East Rock Park and as I made my way through the East Rock neighborhoods, I couldn’t help but snap a few pictures. Here’s one of Foster Street’s fall foliage…

Welcome Back Kaylee!

Hey everyone! I’m Kaylee Weil, a current student at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. I wanted to take this chance to introduce myself to you as one of the new Student Assistants in the FES Admissions Office. I thought I’d give a little of my personal and academic background, any and all of which you are welcome to ask about!

The School of Forestry and Environmental Studies isn’t my first Yale rodeo by any means. I was a Yale undergraduate from 2008-2012 and I just couldn’t bear the thought of leaving Mother Yale behind, so I applied to graduate school here! I majored in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Environmental Education and Communication. Having been an undergraduate here, I feel like I can offer a…

Come Visit F&ES!!


Well it’s that time of year again! We are gearing up for the next few months on the road, meeting new faces, reconnecting with those we have been working with over the past 12 months and honestly…we are excited!!! We have been making changes, reading your feedback, brainstorming and trying to figure out how we can better articulate to all of you, what it means to be part of F&ES. So, we’ve decided to start a slightly structured, slightly flexible, Campus Visit Program. It’s less than an open house, more than an individual appointment and we’re hoping it will be the perfect way to give you just enough information that you feel well equipped to make the most of your visit to Prospect St.

Every Monday at…

Yale named top fire science school for women!

We are excited to announce that Yale was recently named as a top 10 fire science school for women by Fire Science Online. Check out the rankings here.

From Fire Science Online:

Fire Science Online – today’s #1 resource for fire science education and career information – has identified the 26 Most Popular Fire Science Degree Programs for Women. The list recognizes the colleges and universities across the country with significantly higher-than-average rates of women in their fire science and forestry programs.

Of the programs analyzed by FSO the average percentage of female students was 10%. We selected only schools that had at least double the average. The complete list of criteria is:

• Must have at least 30 active students enrolled
• Of these…

Students blog about their summer experiences at Sage Magazine

Photo by Brian Clites

I am constantly amazed by our students. They are incredibly motivated, passionate, smart and fun. A great way to get a sense of their dedication and work is through the summer blog section of Sage Magazine. Current students have been blogging about their summer experiences all over the world (the first 4 posts come to us from Iraq, Rwanda, Peru and Tanzania, as examples), and they will continue until they get back to campus in August. Our students are required to do a summer internship or research for their thesis depending on what program they are in, and they are encouraged to travel the world to do so. Our Career Development Office even offers funding to help you (click here for more information)…