Showing posts with label School of the Environment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label School of the Environment. Show all posts

Friday, April 27, 2018

FAMU Sustainability Institute to host Earth Month Celebration

Coinciding with April as international Earth Month, the Florida A&M University Sustainability Institute is planning several events to encourage the community to celebrate, learn about, and connect with our local environment.

Events will be capped with an “Earth Month Celebration at the SEED” on Friday, April 27, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., at FAMU’s campus garden and outdoor sustainability classroom located at 447 West Osceola St., adjacent to the Tookes Recreation Center and the FAMU Marching “100” practice field.

SEED, which stands for Sustainability Education and Engagement Destination, is an outdoor living and learning space where students, faculty, staff, and community members participate in growing food plants, pollinators, and fruits; composting and building soil, and engaging in various workshops to learn about sustainable living.

The FAMU community is invited weekly to utilize the space, join in on regular gardening times, host educational opportunities, and enjoy the space for refreshment and leisure. The SEED, formerly known as the FAMU Eco-Classroom, is a product of FAMU’s winnings from the 2016 Home Depot Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant competition, during which the University was awarded $30,000 to develop a space that promotes sustainability.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

FAMU professor receives Barnett Cohen Award

Florida A&M University Professor Henry N. Williams, Ph.D., has been honored with the prestigious Barnett Cohen Award from the American Society for Microbiology.

Williams is a professor in the School of the Environment, an American Society for Microbiology Congressional Science Fellow, and an internationally recognized distinguished lecturer.

The Cohen Award is awarded to professional microbiologists in recognition of their contributions, devotion, and interest in promoting the science of microbiology.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

FAMU, City of Orlando will host international summit to address energy, water, food crisis

Florida A&M University (FAMU) is partnering with the City of Orlando to host its 2017 EnergyWaterFoodNexus International Summit from Sept. 20-22 at the Hilton Orlando.

This new science enterprise, launched by FAMU’s School of the Environment in 2015, will unite international thought leaders, researchers, policymakers, corporations and student-scholars in finding innovative and sustainable solutions to the global energy, water and food crisis.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

International leaders to converge on FAMU’s campus for EnergyWaterFoodNexus summit

Will Allen, CEO of Growing Power, Inc.
Today, the FAMU School of the Environment will host its first International Summit on the EnergyWaterFoodNexus. The biennial meeting developed from the university’s newly formed global public-private partnership, which seeks to provide sustainable and innovative solutions for energy, water, and food security.

“At Florida A&M, sustainability is more than a buzzword; it has been a part of our history since designation as a Land Grant agricultural university in 1890,” said FAMU President Elmira Mangum. “As a research institution with expertise in renewable energy, water quality and food science, we will lead the charge on the nexus approach by breaking silos to spark creative collaborations and accelerate innovation, while training a future generation of problem solvers."

Monday, July 14, 2014

FAMU’s new environmental studies bachelor’s degrees seek to boost diversity in field

This fall, the FAMU School of the Environment will begin offering a new B.S. and B.A. degree in environmental studies. The degrees are designed for students seeking careers in environmental policy and management.

FAMU will join Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) and Florida International University (FIU) as the only universities in the Florida State University System offering degrees in environmental studies. FGCU and FIU have only graduated six African-Americans since 2011 in the field. FAMU’s program will be one way of increasing the number of African-American graduates in this field, which is an area of employment that the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts will grow by 19 percent by 2020.

Dean of the School of the Environment, Victor Ibeanusi, said students with social sciences, humanities and STEM backgrounds will find the new degree in environmental studies very appealing because the new program will offer both B.S./B.A. degree tracks.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

FAMU hires multi-million dollar grant-raisers to lead School of the Environment and College of Science and Technology

Maurice D. Edington
FAMU Interim Provost Rodner Wright announced that he has filled two dean positions at the university.

Maurice D. Edington has been appointed the new dean of the College of Science and Technology, and Victor M. Ibeanusi, founding chair of Environmental Science and Studies Program at Spelman College, will serve as the new dean for the FAMU School of the Environment.

Both men are multi-million dollar grant-raisers.

Edington has secured more than $4 million in grant funding from agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Army.

Ibeanusi has secured more than $5.5 million to support his research and student training through funding that includes those from the Department of Energy, U.S. Army, and U.S Environmental Protection Agency.