Follow the Mississippi River to its shores between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, and you’ll arrive at “Cancer Alley,” a stretch of land dotted with petrochemical factories and sick communities. Voss Environmental Fellow Christy Mo ‘21, a Louisiana native, is determined to make sense of the connection.
As the global climate shifts, so too do plants’ bearing of flowers and fruit. Voss Environmental Fellow Isabel Acevedo ‘21 is exploring the history of these shifts through archival records and citizen science initiatives.
Casey Chan ‘23, a science communicator and expected chemistry concentrator, has added 'stormwater structure surveillance' to her impressive list of skills, thanks to a summer internship curated and supported by IBES.
In many ways, nearby Narragansett Bay is just what you would expect: a large expanse of blue, teeming with wildlife and phytoplankton. But thanks to its urban environs, its waters also contain a hefty dose of environmental pollutants like nitrogen.
In the mid-1970s, Cynthia Roberts wasn’t entirely sure what she would do after college; but when her application for admission to Brown University begged the question, she wrote down “environmental law.”