Articles: Tag: Environmental Science and Sustainability

Two Allegheny College Alums Provide Clean Energy To Appalachia

For over a decade, Laura Nagel ’07 and Dan Conant ’07 have relentlessly contributed to clean energy in West Virginia by providing a full-service solar development and installation service known as Solar Holler.  The idea for the company started as Conant’s Senior Comprehensive Project, which proposed that clean energy needs to come to communities where

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Allegheny Alumnus Develops Software Engineering Innovations At Adobe

You’ve probably used an Adobe product alongside billions of other users. Dibyo Mukherjee ’14, a lead software engineer at Adobe, is one of the faces behind the giant technology company. After graduating from Allegheny College with a dual degree in applied computing and environmental studies, Mukherjee interned and later became a full-time employee at the

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People & Places: December 2023 – April 2024

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Sustainability Delia Byrnes contributed an essay titled “Ecocriticism: From the Wilderness Idea to Just Multispecies Futures” to the edited collection The Routledge Companion to Literature and Social Justice, which was published on November 20, 2023.  Her essay traces the theoretical field of ecocriticism from its origins in European and

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Allegheny Student Studies Away At Duke University Marine Lab

One experience changed the trajectory of Samantha Dzierba ‘25— leading her to dedicate herself and her career toward the stewardship of ocean life.  During the fall of 2023, Dzierba was surrounded by sea life while studying away at the Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort, North Carolina. The experience allowed her unique access to various

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Allegheny College Students and Faculty Member Honored as 2023 Campus Sustainability Champions

The prestigious Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium 2023 Campus Sustainability Champions honor was bestowed to Allegheny College student London Dejarnette, Solar Pilot Team, and Environmental Science & Sustainability Assistant Professor Matt Bethurem. This honor recognizes students, faculty, administrators, staff, student organizations, and non-student organizations of Pennsylvania schools who have made meaningful contributions to sustainability on their

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Allegheny College Celebrates 50 Years of Environmental Science Education, Impact and Progress

Allegheny College is celebrating 50 years of environmental science education. The first major was “Aquatic Environments” in the 1972-73 academic year. Fifty years later, Environmental Science and Sustainability (ESS) is one of the largest majors at the College. From religious studies to business and data science to global health, students across nearly every program find

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Allegheny College Recognized by U.S. Department of Energy

It’s not every day that Allegheny College director of sustainability, Kelly Boulton ’02, receives an invitation to meet a cabinet member of the President of the United States. When the request came for her to attend a summit hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, she was thrilled.   Boulton attended the event in Washington, D.C.,

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People & Places: September 2023

People & Places is a monthly highlight of the ongoing professional activities and achievements of faculty, staff, and students of the College. Blake Neiderlander ’24 recently completed a ten-week-long biomedical ethics research internship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, as one of the six candidates selected for this highly competitive program. Over the summer,

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Alumna Pursues Passion For Food Science at Cook’s Illustrated and America’s Test Kitchen

Emily S. Rahravan ’18 shares her passion for science and food with over a million home cooks as an assistant digital editor at Cook’s Illustrated and America’s Test Kitchen. As an environmental science and sustainability major with minors in history and creative writing, Rahravan says that her professors at Allegheny College contributed significantly to her

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