Earth & Environmental Sciences

Attack on white fringetree by emerald ash borer likely to be widespread, says Wright State researcher

Don Cipollini holding piece of white fringetree affected by emerald ash borer

Wright State biology professor Don Cipollini suggests use of white fringetree by emerald ash borer is likely to be widespread and that the beetle may move to close relatives. Continue reading

Digging up the past

Digging up the past

Wright State student Tyler Heneghan explores the past through field work at the Fort Ancient Earthworks and an internship with the Dayton Society of Natural History and SunWatch Indian Village. Continue reading

8 cool things you didn’t know about Dayton geology

David Schmidt talking

Excerpt We all know that the Gem City is beautiful on the surface, but have you ever wondered what’s below us? We talked with David Schmidt, director of undergraduate programs in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at Wright … Continue reading

What can we learn from California’s water crisis?

Hunt Brown

Excerpt California’s long-running drought made national headlines earlier this month when Gov. Jerry Brown announced sharp reductions in water use that will affect everyone in the state. While we here in the Midwest aren’t as worried today about water use, … Continue reading

UCIE to host celebration of Persian New Year

Fahimeh Fallahi

Wright State students can celebrate the Iranian New Year during a coffee hour hosted by the University Center of International Education on March 27. Continue reading

Geology gem

Wright State’s David Schmidt’s knowledge of geology history a hit with the community
David Schmidt in his office

Wright State’s David Schmidt finds welcoming audience for research on how geology has influenced the Dayton region’s history. Continue reading

Polar express

Wright State’s Alison Agather to measure mercury levels in Arctic Ocean as part of international expedition
Alison Agather and Chad Hammerschmidt in museum

Graduate environmental science student Alison Agather will measure mercury levels in the Arctic Ocean as part of an international expedition. Continue reading

Master of disaster

Wright State student Dan Baker manages emergency plans for Toledo-Lucas County Health Department
Dan Baker

Wright State grad student Dan Baker manages emergency plans for the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, coordinating response in a region that includes half a million people, Lake Erie and a nuclear power plant. Continue reading

Fitting fellow

Wright State alumna Beverly Stambaugh serving as Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow in nation’s capital
Beverly Stambaugh

Wright State alumna and middle school teacher Beverly Stambaugh is working with the National Science Foundation as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow. Continue reading

YSI donates water testing equipment to Wright State education students

Chris Cushman using pH meter

Donated pH meters will help Wright State education students develop skills critical to teaching how to preserve water quality. Continue reading