This year we are highlighting and give voice to biodiversity, energy crisis, and other environment topics. Also, we want to share your "In my (science) shoes..." story this year as part of CCEL's Engaged Learning Series.
"Summer 2018 I had the opportunity to travel to Peru for a month with Elizabeth Balgord, Earth and Environmental Sciences faculty, and Carmen Longo, a recent graduate. We mapped several rock units, newly exposed by glacial retreat, and analyzed potential causes of water contamination in the Cordillera Blanca, a mountain range that is part of the larger Andes range.
I had never been away from home for an extended period of time, let alone in an environment that required me to hike several hours each day. So I had to prepare myself mentally to be out of reach and physically to climb high elevations ranging from 12-16,000 ft! It was draining and took me a week or two to acclimate...."
November 14th, 2019
by Analeah Vaughn, geology major
October 24th, 2019
by Andrew Whetten, applied mathematics alumnus
Sitting in the hallway before class is not a typical place to find answers. As a senior in the applied mathematics program at Weber State, I was pulled between two options upon graduation. The countless days of budget friendly meals like turkey sandwiches and Honey Bunches of Oats had made me eager to find quick employment. In spite of this, I wanted more from my education...
September 27th, 2019
by Alexis Sullivan, botany major
& Hulet Round River Scholarship recipient
In the Darhad Valley in Northern Mongolia is a beautiful depression of meadow steppe with 300 lakes leading up into the fringes of the Siberian taiga. The people in the Darhad have lived there for hundreds of years using its grasslands for their livestock, the trees to build their homes, and the water to drink and bathe...
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