Articles: Tag: Environmental Science

Allegheny College Awarded $1.25 Million Grant From Richard King Mellon Foundation To Establish Watershed Conservation Research Center

Allegheny College has received a $1.25 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to establish a Watershed Conservation Research Center (WCRC). Through this new interdisciplinary center, Allegheny College faculty and students will collaborate with community partners to engage in conservation-based research and educational outreach in the upper Allegheny River basin, focusing on the French

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CNN and Science Friday Feature Allegheny College Professor’s Book on History of Sourdough Bread Making

The 6,000-year history of sourdough bread is anything but stale. The release of Sourdough Culture: A History of Bread Making from Ancient to Modern Bakers, a new book by Allegheny College Professor Eric Pallant, has garnered coverage from CNN, public radio show Science Friday, and other media outlets. Pallant is a serious amateur baker, a

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Following the Fish

Two Allegheny students and an alumnus of the College have been working this summer in little-known streams in the area helping the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission (PFBC) monitor water quality and document the presence of valuable trout and other aquatic life. Rising seniors Grace Hemmelgarn from Williston, Vermont, and Danielle Studer from Austinburg, Ohio,

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Two Allegheny Students to Be Honored for Environmental Sustainability Work

Two Allegheny College students will be recognized by the Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium as 2021 Campus Sustainability Champions. The Campus Sustainability Champion title is awarded annually to students, faculty, administrators and staff of Pennsylvania colleges and universities who have made meaningful contributions benefiting social, economic or environmental sustainability on their campus or in their community.

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Persistence Pays Off With Opportunities Abroad for Allegheny College Junior

Allegheny College junior Sebastian McRae doesn’t give up easily when it comes to pursuing one of his immediate goals: traveling out of the country to study and to explore a new culture. McRae, an environmental science and sustainability major and a history minor, plans to attend a summer program in Costa Rica with the School

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Allegheny Senior Shares Evidence About Making Planet-Friendly Choices in Diet

Allegheny College senior Margo Beck wants to help members of her generation make informed decisions about how they eat — and how those choices impact not only their health but also the Earth. The environmental science and sustainability major has focused her Senior Comprehensive Project on a diet based on her Armenian heritage, drawing on

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Allegheny Students Connect with Alumni for Valuable Career Advice

After a lifetime in school, college seniors facing the prospect of a first job can find the experience very unsettling. “Finding a job is difficult and in my experience one of the most important steps toward success comes from constructing a network of people willing to help. Allegheny alumni always seem ready to assist,” said

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From Carr Hall to the BBC: Allegheny College Student-Faculty Research Featured on International Stage

Kylie Wirebach’s research while an Allegheny College student transported her to forests near campus, the heights of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, and, now, to the international stage of the British Broadcasting Corp. Wirebach, Allegheny Class of 2020, was interviewed for the BBC Future story “The Return of Europe’s Largest Beasts,” published in September. She

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