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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: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Life-Physical-and-Social-Science/Environmental-scientists-and-specialists.htm

News and Announcements

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environmental Health/Toxicology position is currently available in Environmental Sciences Program and Department of Biological Sciences at SIUE. Candidates must submit a letter of application, vitae, copies of transcripts, research plans, a summary of teaching interests and philosophy, copies of no more than 3 recent publications, and contact information for three references to environmentalhealth@siue.edu. Electronic submission is strongly encouraged. Review of applications will begin on January 5, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Please click here for more information.

► 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.

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► 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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