Located in east Springfield, Missouri, Pearson Creek joins the James River, just upstream of Lake Springfield and is part of the water supply for Greene County. Unfortunately, Pearson Creek has been on the State of Missouri Impaired Waters list since 2006. This list, which is maintained by the state in accordance with the federal Clean Water Act, identifies threatened … [Read more...] about Sustaining our streams
The School of Earth, Environment and Sustainability (SEES) at Missouri State University has a new Doctor of Education (EdD) with the same face. Dr. Melanie Carden-Jessen has completed her EdD at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Carden-Jessen quotes Gal Gadot in the 2020 film Wonder Woman 1984. “Sometimes you can’t see what you’re learning until you come out the … [Read more...] about A new doctor in the house!
The research of Dr. Gary Michelfelder has been selected for the 2022 issue of Mind’s Eye. Spending the last 15 years studying the Rio Grande Rift and the Andes Mountains in Chile, his research aims to answer how and why volcanoes erupt in hopes to improve forecasting. Here’s an excerpt from the story: “I was lucky enough to get to go to a conference in Japan that … [Read more...] about Congratulations, Dr. Michelfelder!
Education shows the path to the door of opportunity. For Brandie Oehring, the path began with a graduate certificate. Behind the door was more than she expected. A shift in focus Brandie began her path here at Missouri State University. She received a bachelor’s degree in geology and a minor in geographic information systems, or GIS. After taking a year … [Read more...] about The power of a graduate certificate
The department of geography, geology and planning has a new addition to the family. Students can now study geography and sustainability as a comprehensive major. The addition is in response to demand from both employers and students. “We face significant challenges in balancing environmental conservation, economics and resource development,” said geography, geology … [Read more...] about New major to align with student passions and industry demand