Mcinnerneys research, conducted at the gus engeling wildlife management area located in anderson county, will provide valuable data on the transition of bird species in restored post oak savanna habitats. Jerez mentors students involved in undergraduate research and was the recipient of the 2014 faculty mentor of the year award. She received her bachelors degree in agricultural engineering from the university of the philippines, a master of science in agricultural engineering from kansas state university and doctoral degree in agricultural engineering from the university of illinois at urbana-champaign.
According the organizations website, the oil and gas industry is increasingly providing opportunities for students in academic disciplines not traditionally associated with the industry. Sheryll jerez, associate professor of environmental science, will be honored at sfas annual teaching excellence convocation from 330 to 5 p. The competition focused on three topic areas the environment, social responsibility, and health and safety.
Jerez investigates the effectiveness of new technologies and best management practices to help improve air quality. Environmental science students display strong showing at national competition student representatives of stephen f. According to the organizations website, the rankings were determined through an analysis of published surveys, student, school and career data, as well as data from the u.
Austin state university environmental science graduate student, laura fimibama, is conducting one of the states first formal studies to examine possible changes in air quality precipitated by the dramatic expansion of natural gas development throughout the eagle ford shale region of texas. Sheryll jerez, associate professor of environmental science at sfas arthur temple college of forestry and agriculture and fimibamas advising professor. Currently, students are engaging in weekly study sessions with farrish, as well as dr.
Furthermore, the divisions faculty regularly communicates with alumni and industry leaders to determine ways in which to strengthen the program. Mcinnerney, who is pursuing a master of science in environmental science, explained that natural disturbances, such as frequent fire and grazing, historically maintained the oak savannas, which range across the midwest and into texas. Students enrolled in sfas environmental science program complete an intensive curriculum composed of fundamental science classes from sfas college of science and mathematics, as well as applied sciences from the arthur temple college of forestry and agriculture.
The vast landscape of texas has experienced myriad changes since anglo-american colonization began in the 19th century. According to farrish, the job placement rate in the environmental science field for sfas environmental science alumni is near 100 percent. Environmental science graduate student courtney mcinnerney was one of six graduate students selected from across the state to present in the clarence cottam competition held at the texas chapter of the wildlife society conference in dallas. Environmental science graduate student laura duffie received second place honors for an oral presentation concerning her research on the mercury toxicology of snowy plovers at the south central chapter of the society of wetland scientists conference. Recent advances in directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing technology, or fracking, have provided access to oil and natural gas reserves previously out of reach.
Kenneth farrish, director of the division of environmental science and professor of forestry and environmental science, was officially named the 2016-17 sfa regents professor at the stephen f. She serves as a research adviser to graduate students in environmental science who are specializing in either land and water resources or occupational and environmental health. . From the loss of bottomland habitat to the extirpation of native wildlife species, alterations in land use and management have produced far-reaching effects across the states 10 ecoregions that span from the piney woods to the trans pecos. Duffies research will provide insight into the current and local mercury contamination risks of breeding snowy plovers in oklahoma and the southern high plains of texas and new mexico.
She is currently working on the assessment of the impact on air quality of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas production in texas. Through this program, students may pursue a focus of occupational and environmental health through a partnership with the university of texas health science center at tyler. Austin state universitys division of environmental science placed fourth at a student competition held during the society of petroleum engineers health, safety, security, environment and social responsibility conference held in new orleans. Department of educations integrated postsecondary education data system and national center for education statistics. The event, held at the society of petroleum engineers international health, safety, security, environment and social responsibility conference, is intended to engage undergraduate students from a variety of academic fields, while also providing them with the opportunity to network with petroleum industry professionals from around the world.
Austin state universitys board of regents board meeting on tuesday, april 12, 2016. Currently, students are engaging in weekly study sessions with farrish, as well as dr. The vast landscape of texas has experienced myriad changes since anglo-american colonization began in the 19th century. Environmental science graduate student laura duffie received second place honors for an oral presentation concerning her research on the mercury toxicology of snowy plovers at the south central chapter of the society of wetland scientists conference. According to the rail road commission of texas, the state agency responsible for regulating oil and gas development, the combination of these two factors makes the regions resources more accessible than in other areas of the country. We sat down with emily for a brief q&a to learn more about her future, as well as the experiences at sfa that awakened her passion for international study. The reduction or elimination of these disturbances, however, facilitated woody vegetation encroachment and loss of habitat for wildlife species associated with the ecosystem. Farrish also believes the collaborative nature of sfas environmental science program is advantageous to students. Papers and presentations at the texas chapter annual meeting will be judged for significance and originality, creativity of research design and implementation, quality of methodology, validity of conclusions, and neatness and conformity to journal of wildlife management (jwm) style and format. Jerez teaches introduction to environmental science, environmental measurements, environmental assessment and management, and air-quality assessment.• Servizio navetta gratuito mare/monti • Visite a borghi, musei (ingressi gratuiti) • Presenza costante di guida turistica abilitata • Degustazione prodotti ...