Environmental Sciences

President's State of the College

The 14th President of Whittier College, Sharon D. Herzberger, will deliver her annual State of the College address. Immediately following, enjoy a showcase of outstanding student talent as presented by the Music Department.

Students as Scholars

There are three National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored first-year writing “Student as Scholar” seminars offered in the Fall of 2016. Students who select first year writing seminars that are part of this program will work in groups to design and execute independent research projects under the guidance of peer mentors and faculty. These seminars offer additional research experiences to first year students interested in majoring in Biology or Environmental Science, and include an opportunity to compete for a limited number of spring 2017 and summer 2017 research experiences

SAS Program at Whittier College

Seminars in Biology that Engage Students in the Creation of New Knowledge

Funded in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation

Often students begin college with the goal of simply being consumers of knowledge; in the biology seminars listed below, students will transcend this notion by developing the skills and confidence to create new knowledge with faculty mentors. The primary objective of Students as Scholars (SAS) Seminars is to engage biology majors in authentic research and the scholarly process.

2016 Honors Convocation Recognizes Outstanding Poets

Honors ConvocationMore than 100 Whittier College students were recognized for their dedication to academics, service, and leadership at the 2016 Spring Honors Convocation held at the Graham Athletics Center last month.

Kaufman Honored with 2016 Nerhood Teaching Excellence Award

Joyce KaufmanJoyce Kaufman has sparked intellectual dialogue about political science in her Whittier College classrooms for more than 30 years. She's inspired students with her passion, cultivated dedicated scholars through her curriculum, and served as a role model for young Poets.

Undergraduate Research in Full Display at URSCA

Student presenting at URSCAWhittier College's 2016 Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (URSCA) Presentation Day highlighted the quality undergraduate research produced by Whittier students.

The all-day conference included simultaneous poster sessions in Mendenhall lobby and individual presentations in Hoover Hall.