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Welcome to the Environmental Sciences Program

U.S. Department of Labor: Job Outlook for Environmental Scientists/Specialists

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:

News and Announcements

 Competitive Graduate Award (CGA) Available from the Graduate School for Prospective Students: The CGA provides a tuition waiver for fall and spring as well as a total stipend of $8370. The applicant must be accepted in a masters-level program for admission in Fall 2017. The applicant will also need to identify a faculty member as his/her research mentor in the graduate program prior to the application. Please visit the CGA website for more information and application instructions. The application deadline is December 2, 2016.

 Tenure-Track Faculty Position Available: The Environmental Sciences Program at Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville seeks applications for Assistant Professor of Environmental Chemistry (9-month, Academic, tenure-track, beginning August 16, 2017). The review of applications will begin on November 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Please click here for the Position Announcement.

 The Environmental Sciences Program at SIU Edwardsville is now offering a cooperative doctoral program - PhD in Environmental Resources and Policy (ERP) - in collaboration with the Environmental Resources and Policy Program at SIU Carbondale. Please visit ERP program website for additional information (Click here).

 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. 

► ENSC Students' activities during SIUE Hands-On Day on 22 September 2015

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► Dr. Kyong Yoon studies outbreak of treatment-resistant head lice

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Click here to read more about his research findings

► Congratulations to the following students for receiving the Best Poster and Best Oral Presentation Awards at 2015 Annual Meeting Illinois State Academy of Science on 10-11 April 2015 in Macomb, IL.

Best Poster Presentation Award: Allyssa Decker

Best Oral Presentation Award: Ashley Keely


► Congratulations to the following graduate students for receiving the Research Grants for Graduate Students Award in 2015:

  • Ayomipo Adeyemo
  • Hannah Fyfe
  • Vineet Garlapally
  • Lalita Mazgaeen
  • Kathleen Siech
  • Kelsey Tharp
  • Ranjitha Uppala
  • Jun Wang

► Congratulations to Stephanie Matthew, the recipient of 2015 Outstanding Environmental Sciences Graduate Student Award.


► Recent Publications (student author):

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.

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