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MSSM Professor Ralph Schmidt

The Business and Ecology of Sustainable Forestry

Read about new MSSM Faculty member Ralph Schmidt, and how he will bring his expertise to the classroom in fall 2016 with a new course: The Business and Ecology of Sustainable Forestry.

by |July 28, 2016
Intern Addison Bent at work in the Lamont Core Repository. Photo: Rebecca Fowler

A Summer of Hands-on, Minds-On Science

Twelve students from New York and New Jersey are spending July in laboratories at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, working with the scientists. The internship program enables students to spend four weeks exploring what it means to be an earth scientist.

by |July 27, 2016
MPA in Environmental Science and Policy alum Dannie Dinh (’14)

ESP Alum Hopes to Bridge Society and Sustainability Through Art

Former MPA-ESP student Dannie Dinh decided to pursue a career in the nonprofit sector after completing her graduate degree. But her long-term vision is to use her creativity and artistic expression to raise awareness of sustainability among young people and the general public.

by |July 26, 2016
MPA ESP student Zhuo Hao Kevin Cheng presenting at Mid Term Briefings

Training for Sustainability Practitioners: ESP Midterm Briefings

Students in the Environmental Science and Policy program have been analyzing the underlying science behind several bills now before Congress that address environmental issues. They delivered their midterm briefings recently.

by |July 20, 2016
Professor Park Williams explains the process of studying tree rings to understand how trees are reacting to climate change

MPA ESP Students Tour Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

Students from Columbia University’s MPA Environmental Science and Policy program recently visited the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory on June 27 to learn about the ground-breaking research being carried out at one of the world’s leading research centers for climate and the environment.

by |July 8, 2016
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Fall 2016 MSSM Curriculum and Grading Assistant Positions

The Sustainability Management program is seeking candidates for curriculum and grading assistant positions for the fall 2016 sessions. Responsibilities include updating information in Canvas, reviewing course material with the instructor, and assisting in the grading of problem sets and examinations.

by |July 7, 2016
Julia Nethero

Participatory Design and Management in Housing: by Women for Women

Julia Nethero explores the shortcomings of urban low-income housing, which fall particularly on women who are responsible for the household’s well being, and how participatory design and management ameliorate those challenges.

by |June 30, 2016
Arina Larasati Susijo

ESP Student Profile: Arina Larasati Susijo

Arina Larasati Susijo has a passion for science, and was drawn to the MPA-ESP program to take advantage of learning the science behind the environmental policy issues facing her native Indonesia and the Southeast Asian region.

by |June 20, 2016
Current MS in Sustainability Management Student Jordan Chan

Engaging Sustainability Initiatives in Schools

Master of Science in Sustainability Management student Jordan Chan knows that professionals involved in sustainability are passionate about what they do. She suggests reaching out to companies and people in positions of interest for an informational interview. That’s actually how she landed a job at PepsiCo, where she is responsible for developing programs for colleges and universities to assist schools advance their sustainability goals.

by |May 26, 2016
MS in Sustainability Management student Joe Chavez

Scaling-up Sustainability in NYC School Buildings

Joe Chavez is the deputy director of optimization and energy manager for the New York City Department of Education’s Division of School Facilities. In a little over a year, he has managed to double enrollment and participation in the department’s Demand Response program.

by |May 11, 2016