New ERM Study Abroad Course to Patagonia
December 6, 2016
The Environmental Resource Management Program is currently planning a new embedded study abroad program for next winter break to the Patagonia region of South America. This program will travel during winter break of 2017 through 2018 and will start with a stay in Santiago, Chile.
ERM Alumni Panel
December 6, 2016
Students in the Environmental Resource Management Program had the opportunity to meet with alumni on Friday, December 2, 2016, to discuss their careers in the environmental field. ERM alumni included: Chelsea Fitzpatrick, a water resource designer for Meliora Design, Luis Muñoz, an associate consultant at GHD Services Inc., and Robert Reiser, a hydrologist with the US Geologic Survey. Also in attendance was an alumni of the Masters of Environmental Pollution Control Program, Heidi Kunka, who is currently the Director of the Green Building Council for Central Pennsylvania. The alumni took part in a panel discussion for the Environmental Resource Management Program in which they told students about the positions they have held during their time at Penn State and since graduation. Students had the opportunity to ask the alumni questions and gain valuable insight into their careers in the environmental field. This networking event is part of a yearly tradition in which alumni of the ERM Program return to Penn State to talk with students about their experiences in the career field. Photo Credit: Penn State
Environmental Resource Management to Offer First Course on Rural Road Ecology
April 8, 2016
ERM 497: Rural Road Ecology & Maintenance is a new course for Fall 2016-taught by Eric Chase of the Larson Institute. It explores the interaction of natural systems with unpaved and low-volume paved roads. After completing the course, students will be Environmentally Sensitive Maintenance (ESM) certified under Pennsylvania’s Dirt, Gravel and Low Volume Road Maintenance Program.