Steph Clements Studying in Costa Rica
Stephanie Clements, a junior Environmental Studies major and Spanish minor, is spending Spring 2013 studying in Costa Rica. In February 2013, Steph wrote:
I have only been here for 3 weeks and it is already proving to be one of the greatest experiences of my life. Studying in Costa Rica as an environmental science major and Spanish minor is an unbelievable opportunity. I have already had the chance to participate in a reforestation project with endangered trees and visited several conservation areas! I am so excited about all of the opportunities coming up as well as there are volunteer trips to conservation parks almost every weekend and I even have field trips there with my classes! I am gaining so much by being immersed in a different culture and learning from a new perspective. I highly encourage anyone considering it to seize the opportunity to study abroad!
Classic Conversion: Roanoke students transform 1939 Pontiac into electric-powered vehicle
Check out the slideshow above to follow the progress as we convert our 1939 Pontiac Silver Streak from a V8 to fully electric. Proud Environmental Studies students and our mechanic Jackie pose with the car after paint and reassembly. The glass was installed in May. Interior work and chrome comes next. By Commencement 2013, we expect to have completed the conversion to an electric car. Learn more. Our project has been getting national press. See
Discovery Channel online: http://dsc.discovery.com/cars-bikes/students-convert-a-1939-pontiac-silver-streak-into-an-ev.html
Auto Week online: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120607/GREEN/120609869
New Major Approved
Our new B.S. in Environmental Studies has been approved by the faculty and will be available to declare in September 2012. See the new requirements and courses here. Students who have already declared majors will be able to complete their prog
The results from Recyclemania contest-"Per Capita Classic":
- Roanoke College finished 41st overall of 363 schools registered.
- Roanoke College finished 1st in the ODAC conference of 5 schools registered.
- Roanoke College finished 2nd in Virginia of 18 schools registered. (1st was VMI, 3rd was UVA-main campus).
Congratulations to our Recycling Team: Carrie Carson, Ben Calhoun, Lyndsey Jones, Victoria Rosendahl, Jill DeBenedetto, Stephanie Kennedy-Larosa. For all results, see http://www.recyclemaniacs.org
News Article on Spring Break: