Environmental Sciences, Ph.D.

Wright State environmental student meets with nation’s top environmental official

Leon Katona, an environmental sciences Ph.D. candidate, conducted research this summer on Lake Erie aboard the Lake Guardian, the U.S. EPA’s largest research vessel. Continue reading

Seaworthy

Wright State alumna Alison Agather helping federal government predict and measure polar sea ice

Alison Agather, who earned her Ph.D. in environmental sciences from Wright State in December, helps to identify emerging issues in the Arctic as a fellow with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Continue reading

By the numbers

Wright State graduate students Fan Yang and Michele Miller win first place in prestigious Datathon competition

Two Wright State graduate students were honored for developing a model that could be used to help patients with sickle cell disease better manage their pain. Continue reading

Wright State University research on olive trees and emerald ash borer featured on Entomology Today

Wright State researchers find that emerald ash borer, which is destroying ash trees in a large swath of the United States, can also successfully complete development on olive trees. Continue reading

Natural cause

The woods of Wright State, hub of research projects, granted partial conservation easement

Wright State creates a 15-acre conservation easement in the woods to protect a rare bat and other endangered species from development. Continue reading

Polar passage

Arctic expedition with Wright State’s Alison Agather and Katlin Bowman yields research, children’s book

Wright State graduate environmental sciences student Alison Agather and oceanographer and Wright State alumna Katlin Bowman sailed the Arctic Ocean to measure levels of toxic mercury. Continue reading

Douglas W. Leaman named dean of the College of Science and Mathematics

Douglas Leaman is currently chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Toledo. Continue reading

Justin Myers named Wright State Student Employee of the Year

Justin Myers, a junior majoring in earth and environmental sciences, works as a manager in the biogeochemistry lab. Continue reading

Reservoir riddle

Wright State environmental scientists investigate effectiveness of trapping greenhouse gases underground

A research team from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences has won part of a $10 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to study geologically sequestering of carbon dioxide. Continue reading

Wright State grad Behzad Ghanbarian wins prestigious geophysics award for Ph.D. research

Behzad Ghanbarian ’14 will receive the Donald L. Turcotte award from the American Geophysical Union for his dissertation on the physical and hydraulic properties of rocks and soils. Continue reading