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Seminar …

Alan Robock, Atmospheric Science Group, Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, will deliver a seminar on Friday, September 24, 2021, 2:30 pm. Seminar will be Remote Live. Click here for connection information. The seminar title is Global Famine after Nuclear War. Here is the abstract. Come join us for this event!


Seminar …

J. Angel Soto-Centeno, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, Newark, will deliver a seminar on Friday, October 1, 2021, 2:30 pm. Seminar will be Remote Live. Click here for connection information. The seminar title is The role of environment and species traits in shaping Caribbean bat communities. Here is the abstract. Come join us for this event!


4+1: Get your B.S. and M.S. degrees together in only five years!

Find out about 4+1 programs:
Meteorology/Atmospheric Science
Environmental Science
Bioenvironmental Engineering


The Department of Environmental Sciences is Awarded a 2020 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award

The Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, has been named the recipient of the 2020 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award for Environmental Education.

The award ceremony was held on Monday, December 14, 2020. Here is the video of the acceptance speech delivered by Dr. Donna Fennell, Chair, Department of Environmental Sciences, for the NJ Governor's Environmental Excellence Award


DES Centennial Celebration

As part of the Centennial Celebration of the Department of Environmental Sciences (1920-2020), we convened a virtual symposium Environmental Research: The Next 100 Years. This symposium was held on six Fridays from Oct 2-Nov 13, 2020 and culminated with a virtual panel discussion, Past, Present and Future Trends in Environmental Issues on November 18th, 2020 at 7pm.

In conjunction with its centennial, the Department of Environmental Sciences is offering items through All Colors with the new Centennial logo for purchase. Click here for the Centennial Store. Thank you!


Weather Radar on Our Campus!

Visitors from NBC Universal joined faculty and students from SEBS and the Meteorology Undergraduate Program to celebrate the new weather radar on our campus. This celebration was featured on WNBC as shown here.


Storm Chasers!

students taking photos of a storm

Students experienced a 3-credit course taught by Steve Decker. The "Severe Weather Field Trip" was featured on Rutgers Focus. The "storm chasers" could predict, observe, and analyze storms understanding the dynamics and thermodynamics leading to some of the most beautiful yet complex atmospheric circulations on Earth.