MES News & Updates

Advanced GIS Presentations!

GIS intro

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.

MES gCORE, Fall 2017 Field Trip


Each year new MES students go on a multi-day field trip as part of their first team-taught class, Conceptualizing Our Regional Environment (gCORE for short). All incoming students take gCORE as a cohort of about 45 students. The field trip is a chance for the cohort to get to know one another better as they start a two (or three) year journey together.

Read more about MES gCORE, Fall 2017 Field Trip.

Fall 2017 Thesis Presentation November 28 and 30

MES student Graham Clumpner presenting his thesis research.

Join the Master of Environmental Studies program for student thesis presentations November 28 and 30 at the Olympia campus. All presentations are open to the public. 

Tuesday, November 28, 3:30-5:40

Purce Hall, Lecture Hall 2


3:30    Dakota Burt, Connecting community concerns and collaborative decision-making for wind energy projects in Washington State (Reader: Ted Whitesell)


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