3 Majors: Environmental Studies Environmental Science
Humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences combine to examine how humans interact with, and impact, the environment around them. Students focus on issues like global warming, alternative energy sources, wilderness protection, and natural resources.Study the environment from diverse perspectives
Environment Science uses an interdisciplinary approach to investigate environmental issues. Cutting-edge field, laboratory and computing equipment are used to evaluate and solve environmental problems within a societal context. Contacts with local, state, and national professionals enhance the program.Make the Earth your classroom
Geosciences emphasizes the dynamic processes that shape our planet, looking at the minerals and rocks that comprise it and the interdisciplinary study of the Earth’s surface and interior. This major has a proven track record, consistently ranking among the best undergraduate programs in the country. .Field-based learning around the world
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Roger D. K. Thomas honored as a Fellow of the American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science
Congratulation to Roger Thomas, the John Williamson Nevin Professor of Geosciences, Emeritus. Roger will be honored by the AAAS at their meeting in Austin, TX in February 2018.
Read more in Peter Durantine's article.
"Unravelling Teddy Roosevelt's Legacy: America's National Monuments Under Threat"
Elizabeth De Santo, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, spoke at F&M's Common Hour "Now Hour" November 30th. Prof. De Santo was nominated to present the topic by students in her ENE216 Environmental Policy class. Read Gregory L. Wright's article.
Greenland Research: Was Climate a Factor in the Disappearance of the Norse?
Professor of Geosciences Andy de Wet and Jared Brush '18 spent time in Greenland during summer 2017, investigating why the Norse disappeared in the 1400s. Read Peter Durantine's article can be found here.
ENE Researchers trace source of The Bubble in Boiling Springs, PA
Jake Longenecker '17, along with Professor Bob Walter and Adjunct Assistant Professor Tim Bechtel, has been investigating the mysterious source of The Bubble for several years. Their surprising findings are available at AGU Publications:
Read more about their project in the F&M "Diplomat".
ENE Summer Newsletter 2017
Printed copies have been mailed, but it's available online anytime by clicking the image on the left!
ENE Winter Newsletter 2016-2017
Available online anytime by clicking the image on the left.
Why study our Earth & Environment?
Why a career in the Earth sciences? Hear what the American Geological Institute has to say...
Efforts by the current administration to reduce the number and size of U.S. national monuments are misguided, said Elizabeth De Santo, Franklin & Marshall assistant professor of environmental studies...Read More
Elizabeth De Santo Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Since its inception in 1906, the Antiquities Act has been used over 100 times to protect America's natural and cultural heritage...Read More
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has named Franklin & Marshall’s Roger D. K. Thomas as one of its Fellows.Read More
For longtime efforts to make the campus safe and accessible for peddling pedestrians, Franklin & Marshall College was awarded on Nov. 8 the Bicycle Friendly University bronze designation by the...Read More