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ESF Celebrates Role of Field Science in Society

ESF was one of several organizations celebrating field science's role in society at an Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS) event in New York City Oct. 6. (10/20)

ESF Education Helps Alumnus Launch Agritourism Success

It's autumn and Matthew Critz '77 is excited about pumpkins; come springtime he will be captivated by all things maple. "I get really into whatever it is I'm doing and right now I'm getting a kick out of growing pumpkins," he said. Critz is the co-owner and president of Critz Farms Inc., a diversified agricultural operation focused on community entertainment and education. (10/19)

Princeton Review Ranks ESF No. 2 among Nation’s ‘Green Colleges’

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is No. 2 among the nation's "green colleges," according to The Princeton Review.


Beer Eases Final Moments for Euthanized Invertebrates

Debates about humane treatment of animals are commonplace when the species in question is a charismatic mammal such as a panda or a familiar, furry house pet. But what about invertebrates? It turns out a beer can make a difference. (10/6)

ERE Major Tackles Wastewater Plan in Iceland

Maria Scicchitano dreamed of studying in Iceland, a country renowned for its use of renewable energy, but she didn't know how to turn that dream into a reality. During her freshman year at ESF, Scicchitano attended the study-abroad fair and found the program she had been looking for: a summer abroad in Iceland with the School for International Training. (10/3)

44 ESF Students Spend Summer as DEC Interns

"I tell students to look at it as a very long job interview," said Dr. David Newman, describing the potential impact of summer internships with the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). (10/3)

Paper Engineering Boosts Student through Semester Abroad

When he attended a college fair during his senior year of high school, Erik Nelson told an ESF representative he wanted to be an environmental engineer. "He was like, 'Well you could do that, or you could do paper engineering,'" Nelson recalled. "Thank goodness he said that … If I didn't meet with him, my life would probably be very different." Nelson took the ESF admission rep's advice and is now a senior paper engineering major at ESF. (9/28)

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