MES News & Updates

2018 Graduate Sustainability Fellowships Announced


After interviewing several highly qualified candidates and a difficult deliberation, the hiring committee chose three 2018 Graduate Sustainability Fellows. Our fellows this year will be:


Lucy Pierce, 2nd year MES student, Carbon Offsets Fellow. Lucy will research on-going carbon offset projects and markets, and assist with campus engagement and discussion of what offsets the College should and should not pursue.


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MES Poster Presentations by Thesis Students


In Fall quarter, when students are beginning their thesis work, they enroll in the final core course called Case Studies, which is designed to kick off their thesis projects. At the end of each Case Studies course, students create a scientific poster representative of their thesis topic and the methods they will carry out in the coming months. Last night Case Studies held the annual student Poster Presentation Session at The Evergreen State College. Students in the program and community members were invited to see what thesis students would be working on in MES this year.

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Advanced GIS Presentations!

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Last night, the Advanced GIS elective gathered at the Olympia Center to present their original mapping projects, based on their learning of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology over the past year. The presentations used ArcGIS technology to feature webmaps and apps of their own design, showing the results of their research.

You can click on the title of each presentation to go directly to the online story maps each group presented at the end of the quarter! 



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Nicole George: Jack-Of-All-Trades


My name is Chòoshdatlàa yóo xát duwasáakw; but most people refer to me as Nicole. I’m currently 23 years old and proud to call Alaska home. I spent the early part of my childhood in Angoon, Alaska where there are currently more bears on the island than people. The later part of my years I lived in Juneau, Alaska the only U.S. state capital to border another country.

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MES Student Poster Session


Campus Community Members,


You are all welcome to join us for a graduate student poster session on Tuesday, December 5, starting at 6:15 PM in Seminar II, C-3105 & 3107.  Candidates for the Master of Environmental Studies degree will be presenting their thesis research plans, covering an impressive range of topics, such as

  • effective communication of climate science;

  • bioremediation of stormwater pollution;

  • citizen science in invasive species management;

Read more about MES Student Poster Session.