News & Announcements Archive

JHU Intersession Abroad course in January 2020: Bermuda – Island Sustainability

This year, the ENVS program offered an Intersession Abroad course in Bermuda in January, entitled Island Sustainability. Taught by Dr. Rebecca Kelly, this hands-on course enabled students to explore how the island nation of Bermuda handles issues such as food, water, energy, waste, and biodiversity conservation and to evaluate the sustainability of these practices.

Senior capstone project presentations held December 3-5, 2019

Thirteen senior environmental science and studies majors gave talks on their senior capstone projects on December 3-5, 2019, in Olin Hall.  Projects ranged from policy analysis to a documentary film on Baltimore’s brown fields.  For more details, check out the Senior Projects page.

Career Panel Discussion Held

Career Panel Discussion Held
On March 27, 2019, the earth and environmental science honor society Sigma Gamma Epsilon sponsored a panel discussion by working professionals for students interested in an environmental career.  Panelists included Holly Brown, Geologist at AECOM; Adam Dec, Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessor at AECOM; Jay Sherman, Lead Specialist at the World Wildlife Fund; and […]

Environmental majors study abroad: Bhutan and Bermuda

Many Environmental Science and Studies majors choose to study abroad to expand their horizons and experience life and environmental issues in a different country.  This fall, junior Erin Baggs is studying in Bhutan with the School for Field Studies in their Himalayan Environment and Development Studies program.  Read about her first impressions in this fascinating country. […]

GECS Program Given New Name

The Global Environmental Change and Sustainability (GECS) program is changing its name to Environmental Science and Studies (ENVS).  The ENVS program offers a BS in Environmental Science and a BA in Environmental Studies.

GECS Alumna Allie on the Appalachian Trail

GECS Alumna Allie on the Appalachian Trail
Join newly minted alumna Allie Bull {@alliesathike2018}, A&S ’18, as she takes you through a day on the Appalachian Trail via the Krieger School’s Instagram story (@jhuartssciences}. Allie began her journey from Georgia to Maine on March 13, 2018 and has traveled more than 1,000 miles so far.

GECS Intersession Abroad Course in Bermuda

The Earth & Planetary Sciences Department and GECS program are pleased to announce a new Hopkins Intersession Abroad course in Bermuda on ocean science and the carbon cycle that will be offered during the January 2018 intersession.  The course will be taught at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) by Dr. Anand Gnanadesikan with […]

Q&A with Director Rebecca Kelly

Q&A with Director Rebecca Kelly
Dr. Rebecca Kelly joined the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences in July 2016. An associate teaching professor, she is also director of the undergraduate Global Environmental Change and Sustainability (GECS) major. Kelly holds a PhD in geological sciences from the University of Oregon.