Seven students – from two colleges and three different majors – successfully completed the NRES capstone course in Fall 2018. Faculty advisors were Dr. Colby Moorberg (Agronomy) and Dr. Stacy Hutchinson (Biological & Agricultural Engineering).
Students worked on two different projects including “Marion County Park and Lake Citizen Science Project” and “Studying Potential Effects of Changing Climate and Changing Land Cover on Marion County Lake.” Project reports and scientific poster presentations can be viewed and downloaded from the NRES website.
Congratulations to students Ryan Burns (Agronomy), Ryan Buss (Park Management & Conservation), Hunter Carter (Agronomy), Tyler Clements (Park Management & Conservation), Thomas Giordano (Park Management & Conservation), Olivia Haney (Chemistry), and Lawrence Weigel (Agronomy).
The Fall 2018 NRES Seminar Series featured guest presentations by four K-State faculty researchers. Special thanks to Dr. Ryan Sharp (Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources), Dr. Nathan Nelson (Department of Agronomy), Dr. Katherine Nelson (Department of Geography), and Dr. Gaea Hock (Department of Agricultural Communications and Education) for their terrific talks.
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.
The Environmental Scholars Fund (F24325) was established in 2015 to support undergraduate learning and research experiences for students in the NRES Secondary Major. Funds contributed to this account will be used to enhance the NRES curriculum and to offset the increasing costs of travel, fieldwork, and conference participation associated with student research and outreach work. Please consider contributing to this opportunity today!
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