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IUPUI students help to meet CEES mission

Here at CEES, we are lucky to have great IUPUI undergraduate and graduate students that assist us in carrying out our mission.  This past Spring Semester, we had 19 driven students!  Here is a short summary of their efforts and some links to their work...

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- Guest blog submitted by Meera M. Patel. Ms. Patel is a rising senior at Fishers High School, a High Honor Roll student and a Project STEM intern.  This summer, Ms. Patel is researching Combined Sewage Overflows, assisting with community based research and spending some of her time interning with Amber Rollings at CEES.

Researchers from IUPUI investigate drought effects on legumes


CEES researchers (and IUPUI Department of Earth Sciences faculty) Dr. Lixin Wang and Dr. Pierre-Andre Jacinthe and postdoctoral researcher Dr. Stefani Daryanto published a new paper this month, “Global synthesis of drought effects on food legume production,” in the journal PLOS ONE. Wang et al.’s focus on legumes is of particular importance due to these protein rich (and tasty) Fabaceae family members being major players for food security for the developing world as well as gaining popularity from increasing healthy-eating-style dieting trends.

CEES at the International Symposium on Service Learning

Service Learning

Thanks to a dissemination grant from the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning, researchers Jennifer Nelson, Jessica Davis, and Sarah Goss from IUPUI’s Center for Earth and Environmental Science (CEES) and the Department of Earth Sciences attended the 6th International Symposium on Service Learning (ISSL) at the University of Indianapolis.

DSE at Paramount School of Excellence

The Discovering the Science of the Environment education staff enjoyed investigating Pogue’s Run with the 5th grade students at Paramount School of Excellence this month.  The stretch of stream under study is located between Spade’s Park and Brookside Park on Indy’s near eastside, adjacent to the students’ school.

Spring 2015 Service Learning

The Spring 2015 Service Learning events were a great success and packed full of environmental fun.  During this semester, CEES staff, many student volunteers, and dedicated staff from Indianapolis parks and organizations were able to revive large areas of native Indiana habitat by removing extensive amounts of invasive plant species and performing much needed trail restoration.  We were able to

CEES Makes a Splash at the Earth Day Indiana Festival

Guest blog submitted by IUPUI undergraduate, Jacki Renforth (jmguyer@umail.iu.edu), a Senior in the Communications Studies Program.

Undergradaute Environmental Internship

Guest blog submitted by IUPUI undergraduate student Michael McCormick (mccormim@imail.iu.edu), Environmental Science Major 

Modeling Enhanced Meander Scar Zones using LiDAR Digital Elevation Models

In our quest to work out the details in regional mapping for Indiana's Fluvial Erosion Hazard  (FEH) Mitigation Program, we developed a new technique to enhance meander scar zones, the remnant paths of streams and rivers.

New Member of the DSE International Team

We are pleased to welcome Indiana University School of Education Ph.D. student, Jenna Gatzke, to our DSE International Team!  Jenna will be coordinating communication and education activities among network partners.  

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