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THE NRES SECONDARY MAJOR IS SUPPORTED FINANCIALLY BY THE OFFICE OF THE PROVOST, COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES, DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL & AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING, AND GENEROUS ALUMNI AND DONORS LIKE YOU!

Spring 2017 Student Capstone Projects

Campus Creek is a small tributary of the Kansas River that runs through the Manhattan campus of Kansas State University.

Eleven students – from three colleges and eight different majors – successfully completed the NRES capstone course in Spring 2017.  Faculty advisors were Dr. Aleksey Sheshukov (Biological & Agricultural Engineering) and Dr. Arnaud Temme (Geography).

Students worked on two different projects including “Environmental Assessment of K-State Campus Creek” and “Road Cuts in the Flint Hills:  An Overview of Ecological Health and Structural Integrity.”  Project reports and scientific poster presentations can be viewed and downloaded from the NRES website.

Congratulations to students Dayton Allen (Park Management & Conservation), Nathan Fischer (Park Management & Conservation), Chris Greve (Geology), Morgan Hammes (Psychology), Logan Hay (Agricultural Technology Management), Russell Hicks (Park Management & Conservation), Kristina Keehn (Park Management & Conservation), Amy Kruse (Agricultural Economics), Sarah Lamm (Chemistry), Chad Olney (Civil Engineering), and Chad Touslee (Geography).

Graduate Students May Now Pursue NRES Secondary Major

In February 2017, the Kansas State University Faculty Senate approved language allowing all degree-seeking students, including graduate students, to pursue the NRES Secondary Major.  This new option will be especially attractive to students in bachelor-to-master’s programs who previously were not eligible to participate.

Enrollment procedures for graduate students seeking the NRES Secondary Major are the same as those for undergraduates.  Those who are interested should begin by completing the NRES Online Enrollment Form.

New NRES Course Now Available

During their Spring 2017 meeting, the NRES Governing Board approved the following course as a new block elective:

AT/ID 350 Our Sustainble World:  Current Challenges and Future Opportunities
Social Sciences/Humanities

The NRES Secondary Major is pleased to include this course to our list of approved block electives.  If you have a suggestion for a new course that should be considered for inclusion in the program, please see the procedure outlined in our Suggest a New NRES Course web page.

NRES Seminar Series Update

Dr. Kim Hiller presents “The Environmental Secrets Hidden in Your Closet” on February 28, 2017.

The Spring 2017 NRES Seminar Series featured guest presentations by four K-State faculty.  Special thanks to John Briggs (Biology and Konza Prairie Biological Station), Doug Goodin (Geography), Kim Hiller (Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design), and Jennifer Vallenga (Theatre) for their engaging and though-provoking discussions.  The talks from each of the spring presenters can be viewed on the NRES YouTube channel in the NRES Seminar Series playlist.

The seminar series helps us achieve our student learning outcomes by expanding students broad-based knowledge of natural resources/environmental science and by illustrating the commonalities (and differences) in academic perspectives for studying and solving contemporary natural resources issues.

This series, which continues to grow in popularity since its inception in Spring 2014, is focused on undergraduate students and was established to help build a sense of community, an appreciation for the breadth and depth of issues and approaches, and awareness of current research in natural resources and environmental science fields.

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THE NRES SECONDARY MAJOR IS SUPPORTED FINANCIALLY BY THE OFFICE OF THE PROVOST, COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES, DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL & AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING, AND GENEROUS ALUMNI AND DONORS LIKE YOU!

Spring 2016 Student Capstone Projects

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Grassland vegetation trends between 2001-2015 in Pottawatomie County.

Eleven students – from three colleges and seven different majors – successfully completed the NRES capstone course in Spring 2016.  Faculty advisors were Dr. Shawn Hutchinson (Geography) and Dr. Trisha Moore (Biological & Agricultural Engineering).

Students worked on two different projects including “Green Infrastructure at KSU” and “Statistical Analysis of Grassland Trends and Phenology using Satellite Time Series Imagery of the Flint Hills Ecoregion.”  Project reports and scientific poster presentations can be viewed and downloaded from the NRES website.

Congratulations to students Alison Cioffi (Biological Systems Engineering), Jade Edmonds (Biological Systems Engineering), Jackie Gehrt (Wildlife Ecology), Emily Johnson (Fishery, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology), Ryan Keast (Geology), Peter Masters (Biological Systems Engineering), Brooke Mechels  (Recreation Business), Kevin Moluf  (Civil Engineering), Kendra Risen (Geology), Tyler Vaughn (Geology), Tabitha Wyckoff (Physical Sciences).

NRES Seminar Series Update

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Dr. Jim Stack presents “Plants, Pathogens, and Public Health” during the Spring 2016 semester.

The Spring 2016 NRES Seminar Series featured guest presentations by four K-State faculty.  Special thanks to Jim Stack (Plant Pathology), Nathan Nelson (Agronomy), Gerad Middendorf (Sociology), and Jida Wang (Geography) for their terrific talks.  Most seminars can be seen on the NRES YouTube channel in the NRES Seminar Series playlist.

The seminar series helps us achieve our student learning outcomes by expanding students broad-based knowledge of natural resources/environmental science and by illustrating the commonalities (and differences) in academic perspectives for studying and solving contemporary natural resources issues.

This series, which continues to grow in popularity since its inception in Spring 2014, is focused on undergraduate students and was established to help build a sense of community, an appreciation for the breadth and depth of issues and approaches, and awareness of current research in natural resources and environmental science fields.

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THE NRES SECONDARY MAJOR IS SUPPORTED FINANCIALLY BY THE OFFICE OF THE PROVOST, COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES, DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL & AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING, AND GENEROUS ALUMNI AND DONORS LIKE YOU!

Fall 2015 Student Capstone Projects

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The K-State Meadow looking towards the Beach Museum of Art. See more info about The Meadow at https://blogs.k-state.edu/meadow/.

Eight students – from three colleges and six different majors – successfully completed the NRES capstone course in Fall 2015.  Faculty advisors were Dr. John Harrington (Geography) and Dr. Trisha Moore (Biological & Agricultural Engineering).

Students worked on two different projects including “Assessing the Value of Intermittent Stream Temperature Data for Kings Creek at Konza Prairie Biological Station, Kansas” and “Ecosystem Service Delivery by Urban Prairie Patches.”  Project reports and scientific poster presentations can be viewed and downloaded from the NRES website.

Congratulations to students Caitlin Dye (Geography), Charlotte Peele (Biological Systems Engineering), Trevor Spencer (Geology), Brooke Stiffler (Horticulture), Linsey Swanson (Geography), Brendan Whitney (Bio Systems Engineering), Morgan Wills (Political Science), and Joshua Zeller (Agricultural Technology & Management).