Create New Futures

Master of Arts in Environmental Policy Program


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STEPS/EI Summer 2019 PAID Undergraduate Research Fellowship
DEADLINE: February 8, 2019
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Examples of previous recipients research projects

Costa Rica Summer 2019 Fellowship
DEADLINE: February 8, 2019
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NEW ES Student Conference
Travel Grants (Rolling Applications)
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NEW Faculty Travel Funding
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The Environmental Initiative (EI) is an interdisciplinary program of academics, research, and outreach whose overall mission is to advance humanity's understanding and awareness of our role in and interaction with our natural environment through research, teaching, and outreach. The EI enables interdisciplinary efforts that transcend typical departmental and college boundaries in degree programs, problem-based research projects, and environmental education for school children, policy-makers, and the general public. The EI consists of faculty, staff and students from all four colleges of Lehigh, including two core departments, Earth & Environmental Sciences (EES), and Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE).  For more information contact Director of Environmental Intitative, Donald Morris dpm2@lehigh.edu  


Nurture Nature Center

Visit the Nurture Nature center website.

Nurture Nature Center, located in Easton, Pennsylvania, is a dynamic center for community learning about local environmental risks. NNC is housed in a beautifully renovated, historic, 30,000 square foot facility, where the staff uses a blend of science, art and dialogue programs to get the community talking and thinking critically about the local environment.

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Marcellus Shale

Because hydraulic fracturing or fracking of Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania is a major environmental controversy that gets a great deal of media coverage, it has been the ideal subject for a research and writing project in a Lehigh course called "Environment, the Public and the Mass Media." In the fall of 2012 and 2013,  the students’ intense study culminated in a series of research papers, each on an aspect of the fracking controversy, written to serve as a Web guide for readers. In 2013, the students also produced short videos about their research findings.
View the results of these projects at “Drilling Down on Marcellus Shale: Insights into Fracking.”

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 8:30am
111 Research Dr. Iacocca Conference Center, Wood Dining Room