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…
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…
Nearly 1300 participants took part in the tenth session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF10) in Istanbul from April 8th – 19th 2013. For the first time, the biannual conference took place away from the UN Headquarters in New York. Over 50 ministers and high-level officials participated in the main negotiating topics:
- Forests in the post-2015 development agenda,
- Forests in a green economy,
- Payments for ecosystem services (PES),
- Introducing a sustainable development goal (SDG) on forests or natural resources, and
- A global legally binding instrument on forests.
The Forum agreed on measures to improve sustainable forest management (SFM) and recognized the necessity to set up a global fund to provide the required financial resources for implementation. Concerning the first resolution –…
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)…
F&ES is known to encourage and celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of our students. A great example of what our students go on to do is highlighted in the work that Zack Parisa (F&ES ’09) and Max Uhlenhuth (Yale College ’12) have been doing with SilviaTerra. SilviaTerra has developed two products that will assist in forest inventory and tracking forest change across the globe. They were recently featured in the MIT Tech Review, and you can read this interesting article about their work here. Go Zack and Max!…
There are a whole slew of activities and groups you should consider in participating, one of which is the Yale Environment Review (YER) – a student-run review that provides weekly updates on environmental research findings.
YER aims to bridge the gap between environmentally-related academic research and its application to policy and management. In order to increase access to specialized information, YER publishes readable and concise summaries of recent original, peer-reviewed literature so that it can be useful to those engaged in the field of environmental and natural resource management.
This is a great opportunity to get involved in one of the many student-run groups within the FES community while honing skills as an environmental writer with published works for a wider audience. There is also course credit option…
I recently sat down with alum Megan McVey regarding her work on Climate Change Communications. I hope you find it as interesting as I did!
Emily: Megan! I’m so happy you agreed to sit down and chat with me for this blog!
Megan: This is exciting! I’ve got lots to say about FES and how awesome it is!
Emily: Well I’m sure our readers out there will love to hear it! Let’s get right down to it. The beginning: where were you before FES?
Megan: I was all over the place – laboratories, developing countries, the media industry, and on Capitol Hill. It was my practical experiences working as a field tech alongside conservation researchers and at non-profit organizations that provided the strongest impetus…
Check out this fun article on the newest Kroon Cup winner, Rachel Mak. She is an incredible force here on campus, championing sustainability!
Wow – you’re taking the next step! Your application was accepted, you checked out the campus on Accepted Students Day, now you’re busy online finding housing with fellow FES’ers. I hope that you have time this summer to relax, because once MODs begin, you’ll begin a whirlwind of activities, research, classwork, and adventure.
(Picture source: http://www.emilydickinsoninternationalsociety.org/node/123)
For me, the summer before I joined F&ES was crammed with work. As you likely know, I’m a joint student with Pace Law School. After finishing two years of law school, I immediately started an internship with the Department of Justice – U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Civil Division – in Manhattan. The internship was incredible. I helped to write consent decrees for…
Greetings and salutations ones again, blog world! I’m back with, you guessed it, another recent FES alum doing something totally awesome. This time, I’ve got Margo Mosher, who works for a neat little sustainability think tank in NYC. During her time at FES, she spent a lot of time developing her vision for a perfect job and now she’s got it. Dreams do come true!