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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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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