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Michelle, Crystelle, Hayli, and Olivia smiling and standing next to each other. Behind them is the football field for Colorado State University. Haylie holds her award in her hand


AES Students and Faculty Leave Their Mark at International Fog Conference

Dr. Dan Fernandez and seven of his students attended the 9th International Conference on Fog, Fog Collection, and Dew from July 23-July 28, 2023 in Fort Collins, Colorado. 

Conor Quiroz, Dr. John Olson, Gretchen Wichman, and Lexi Yokomixo standing together and smiling for the camera. Around each of their necks is a lanyard with their name badge


AES Students and Faculty Present Research at Freshwater Sciences 2023 Conference

Dr. John Olson, Alexandra “Lexi” Yokomizo, and Connor Quiorz (both current Environmental Science, Technology, and Policy majors) attended and presented their research at the Freshwater Sciences 2023 Conference in Brisbane, Australia.

Avalon smiling while standing in front of a fountain


ESTP Student Named Ernest F. Hollings Scholar 

Avalon Provance, a current Environmental Science, Technology, & Policy major, was named an Ernest F. Hollings NOAA Scholar. 


Kieran smiling for the camera, wearing a life vest while rafting.


ENSCI Student Defends Thesis on Pesticide Remediating Microbes 

Kieran Szelong defended their thesis research "The genomics of pesticide-remediating microbes relevant to agricultural specialty crops grown on California's Central Coast" in front of their committee and a public audience on Wednesday, May 10, 2023.

Vince smiling for the camera


AES Adjunct Research Faculty Awarded NASA Outstanding Public Leadership Medal

Vince Ambrosia, a senior research scientist with CSUMB and the NASA Ames Research Center, is receiving the NASA Outstanding Public Leadership Medal in May.

Dan posing next to two of his fog collectors


AES Professor is Passionate About Sustainability and Fog 

Dr. Dan Fernandez is a well-known professor in the AES and CSUMB community. In addition to teaching many physics and environmental science courses, he’s well known for his fog water collection research. Additionally, Dan created/founded the Sustainable City Year Program and runs the Fernandez Lab. When he’s not conducting research or teaching classes, Dan can be found hiking, riding his bike, and building things such as his fog collectors (some of which can be seen around campus).

Annie smiling for the camera in front of a beach at sunset


ENSTU Major Makes Her Mark on Campus

Annie Jones, a current Environmental Studies major, is well-known for her work on and off campus. She works for the Office of Inclusive Excellence and Sustainability as a STARS  (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) Reporting Student Assistant and assists HSP by organizing planning events and removing ice plants from campus. 

Matt smiling for the camera


ENSCI Student Defends Thesis on Relationships Between Apex Predators, Mesopredators, and Songbirds Along a Local Urbanization Gradient

Matt McGee recently defended his thesis research “Mesopredator occupancy and passerine richness along an urbanization gradient in central coastal California” in front of his committee and a public audience on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. 

Bibiana holding a shovel while standing amongst grass


ESTP Alumni Awarded Service Learning Award and Reflects on Her Work with HSP 

Bibiana Carrazco, an Environmental Science, Technology, & Policy alumnus, was awarded the 2023 Environmental Science, Technology, & Policy Service Learning Award for her work with the Habitat Stewardship Project (HSP; formerly known as Return of the Natives) as the Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator. Additionally, she works for Denise Duffy & Associates as an assistant biologist.

Jacob smiling and holding a shovel while planting a tree


ENSTU Alumni Awarded the “Outstanding Senior for Social Justice” Award 

Jacob Morales, an Environmental Studies alumni, was awarded the CSUMB “Outstanding Senior for Social Justice” award.  Jacob was heavily involved with the Citizens Climate Lobby, Otter Cross Cultural Center, and Office of Inclusive Excellence and led the Native American Students United organization. 

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