Employment of environmental scientists and specialists is projected to grow 15% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations in the U.S. Heightened public interest in the hazards facing the environment, as well as the increasing demands placed on the environment by population growth, is expected to spur demand for environmental scientists and specialists. The median annual wage for environmental scientists and specialists was $63,570 in May 2012 in the U.S.For more information, please visit the United States Department of Labor-Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Life-Physical-and-Social-Science/Environmental-scientists-and-specialists.htm
► Congratulations to Hannah Fyfe and Jun Wang who received both the Outstanding Environmental Sciences Graduate Award and the Julia E. Walker Award in Environmental Sciences in 2016.
► Welcome Dr. Ben Greenfield, Assistant Professor in Environmental Health: Dr. Ben Greenfield will join the Environmental Sciences Program in Fall 2016, as an Assistant Professor in Environmental Health. Dr. Greenfield graduated from the School of Public Health (the Environmental Health Sciences Division) at the University of California at Berkeley. He will teach Occupational Health, Environmental Health and Waste Management, Topics of Environmental Health and Toxicology, and Statistics for Environmental Sciences courses.
► Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences: The Environmental Sciences Program will start a new undergraduate major program - BA/BS in Environmental Sciences - in Fall 2016. This new undergraduate program has three specializations: (1) Environmental Health, (2) Environmental Toxicology, and (3) Environmental Management. For more information, please click here or contact the Environmental Sciences Program office.
Best Poster Presentation Award: Allyssa Decker
Best Oral Presentation Award: Ashley Keely
Hughes, M.F., Chan, M.P.L., Starr, J.M., Shafer, T.J., Scollon, E.J., DeVito, M.J. Extrapolating dose in vitro to dose in vivo of a neurotoxic pyrethroid pesticide using empirical approaches and a PBPK model. In: Parameters for Pesticide QSAR and PBPK/PD Models for Human Risk Assessment; Knaak J., et al.; ACS Symposium Series; American Chemical Society: Washington, D.C; 2012: 229-241.
Hussar, E., Richards, S., Lin, Z.-Q., Dixon, R.P., and Johnson, K.A. 2012. Human Health Risk Assessment of 16 Priority Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Soils of Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution. 223(9): 5535-5548.
Theodorakis, C. W., Bickham, J., Donnelly, K. C., McDnnald, T., and Willink, P. 2012. DNA damage in cichlids from an oil production facility in Guatemala. Exotoxicology. 21: 496-511.
Guehlstorf, N. P. and Hallstrom, L. K. 2012. Participatory Watershed Management: A Case Study from Maritime Canada. Journal of Environmental Practice. 14(2): 143-153.
The Mission of the Environmental Sciences Program is to cultivate the students' perspectives of environmental issues and provide students with refined knowledge of environmental issues at the local, regional, and global scale. The program will increase the student's technical competence in addressing these issues, their origins, ramifications, and resolutions. The Environmental Sciences Program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is interdisciplinary, and is designed to enhance and promote professional education and career opportunities in a wide area of interests.