Category Archives: internships

Environmental Justice and Sustainability in Appalachia; Beeka Quesnell Reports from Southwest VA

This guest post is by RU undergraduate student and SUST major Beeka Quesnell, who is working as an intern at the Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (SAMS) in the coal-mining mountain region of southwest Virginia this summer. Back in Chicago, Beeka … Continue reading

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Student Interns in Environmental Sustainability Install Drip Irrigation System at RU’s Community Garden

As reported here by SUST major Mary Beth Radeck on the Schaumburg’s Sustainable Future blog, students and staff at RU’s Schaumburg Campus installed a drip irrigation system in late June for the RU Community Garden, now in its third growing … Continue reading

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SUST Major Beeka Quesnell Reports on Her Summer Internship in Southwest Virginia

This guest post is by RU undergraduate student and SUST major Beeka Quesnell, who is working as an intern at the Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards in the coal-mining mountain region of southwest Virginia this summer. Back in Chicago, Beeka is … Continue reading

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Microcosm Goes Canadian!

by Jordan Ewbank This past fall (2013), Microcosm director Michele Hoffman-Trotter packed up her bags and headed up to Nova Scotia. While the water was a little too chilly to get great underwater diving in, she took to the microscope … Continue reading

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SUST Graduate Troy Withers Promotes Wellness at Chicago Schools through the “Peace Diet”

This story from The Chicago Crusader on May 3rd, 2014, profiles the work of Troy Withers, a recent graduate (BPS ’13) of RU’s Sustainability Studies program and current intern at Morrill Elementary in Chicago. We applaud Troy’s work as a … Continue reading

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Biodiversity, Science, and Art: Powerful Themes at this Spring’s SUST Student Symposium at Roosevelt

Last Wednesday, 23 April 2014, three undergraduate students in Roosevelt’s Sustainability Studies program shared their recent internship and research experiences in an exciting and thought-provoking symposium attended by RU students, faculty, and staff. Two unifying themes of all the presentations … Continue reading

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Join us Wednesday 4/23 at the SUST Student Symposium at RU’s Chicago Campus

In honor of Earth Week, please join the Sustainability Studies Program at Roosevelt University for a special afternoon symposium of student research on Wednesday, April 23rd, from 4-5:45pm in RU’s LEED Gold-certified Wabash Building at 425 S. Wabash Ave. in … Continue reading

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Digitizing Flowering Plants Specimens at the Field Museum: Taxonomy, Technology, and Sustainability

This guest post is the fourth installment of periodic blogs this winter/spring from Roosevelt University Sustainability Studies major Colleen Dennis, who is working as a student intern in the botany division of the science department at the Field Museum of … Continue reading

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Social Media for Small Projects (like Microcosm)

by Jordan Ewbank You have a small project and want to help get the word out about it. So, why bother with social media? Connecting with people in the days of utter interconnectivity that we are living in is the … Continue reading

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Specimen Work in the Lab: Cataloguing Plant Biodiversity at the Field Museum

This guest post is the third installment of periodic blogs this winter/spring from Roosevelt University Sustainability Studies major Colleen Dennis, who is working as a student intern in the botany division of the science department at the Field Museum of … Continue reading

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