A fun science-related event for the community is hosted by the Metropolitan State University Natural Sciences Department 5 to 8 p.m, Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Metropolitan State University, Jason R. Carter Science Education Center, atrium and skyway entrance
The free event is family friendly and open to the public. Activities include the ‘MetroDome Planetarium’, microscope exploration, skull and scavenger hunt, slime making and candy.
The aftermath of an oil spill flickers on the television. Scientists, government officials and volunteers populate an oil soaked beach, where an overturned tanker looms a mile distance from shore. Cargo planes dump oil dispersants that settle on the water as a fine mist. Seagulls waddle about the shore with their bodies coated in a thin film of oil.
The scene demands action. Somebody should stop this, but who? How does one person make an impact? It seems like the pollution nightmares of today only expand the need for solutions.
The environmental science bachelor of science is a new program at Metropolitan State. This degree is built upon a foundation of mathematics, physics, biology and social science. A degree in environmental science helps open the door to a wide range of fields including applied science, pollution management, conservation biology, public health and natural resource management. It prepares students to work in a laboratory setting, conduct professional research and think using analytical and quantitative reasoning. It teaches you to become a voice in the most pressing issues of our day—how to clean up after ourselves. Environmental science graduates may choose to continue on to professional and graduate programs in research, management and education.
The environmental science BS is a 60-credit major with 35 foundation credits and 25 core course work credits. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the field is projected to grow largely in the private sector to meet the demands of regulators, and Metropolitan State is helping meet that need.
Overall, the BLS reports the field will grow at 11 percent from 2014 to 2024, which is faster than the average job growth rate of 7 percent over the same time frame. The field needs people willing to tackle these issues with the will and ability to fix society’s problems. Metropolitan State’s environmental science BS creates an avenue through which you can add to the patchwork of solutions that are needed to solve today’s environmental problems. The question remains: do you want to become part of the solution?
Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Environmental Scientist and Specialist occupation outlook
College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Program Declaration Form
Ten students were selected spring semester outstanding students at Metropolitan State. The honored students are Brielle Bernardy, School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (SLC) graduate; Naw Dah Bu, School of Urban Education; Victoria Bugayev, College of Management (COM) graduate; John Lee Clark, College of Individualized Studies; Nora Dragich, COM undergraduate; Kathryn Herzog, College of Health, Community and Professional Studies (CHCPS) graduate; Maxwell Ingram, SLC undergraduate; Brittney Rademacher, CHCPS undergraduate; Rasmita Shrestha, School of Nursing graduate; and Michael Shyne, College of Arts and Sciences.
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Nine students were selected fall semester 2015 outstanding students at Metropolitan State. The honored students are Heidi Anderson-Ferdinand, College of Arts and Sciences; Kyle Cold, College of Individualized Studies; Pa Houa Her, School of Urban Education; Brian David Klein, College of Management (COM) undergraduate; Vladimir Litvinov, School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice undergraduate; Agnieszka Longtine, College of Health, Community and Professional Studies; Julie McGary, School of Nursing (SON) undergraduate; Jonathan Popko, SON graduate; and Chad Struss, COM graduate.
From left, Julie McGary; Provost Ginny Arthur ; Pa Houa Her; Vladimir Litvinov; Agnieszka Longtine; Heidi Anderson-Ferdinand ; Brian David Klein; Chad Struss; Jonathan Popko ; Interim President Devinder Malhotra
From left, Professor Sumiko Otsubo; Heidi Anderson-Ferdinand; Interim President Devinder Malhotra.
From left, Academic Advisor/Community Faculty, Marcia Anderson ; Interim President Devinder Malhotra; Craig and Patricia Cold, father and mother of student Kyle Cold, who had taken a position with the Peace Corps and was unable to attend commencement; Associate Professor James Densley.
Fall 2015 Outstanding Student Kyle Cold is pictured on the morning he departed for Ukraine with the Peace Corps.
Pa Houa Her
Brian David Klein
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